Todd Theodore, Regional Landscape Architect Principal for Wood + Partners, Inc.:
“The Attraction Lights bollard used at Sea Turtle Marketplace provides a very unique and nature blending lighting solution for the shopping center’s outdoor environment. The bollard lights are well built, made of top quality material and were very reasonably priced. Attraction Lights provided us with excellent support, quick turnaround and delivery to the contractor. We are very pleased with the final product and look forward to using Attraction Lights on future projects.”
Project Details: This is a new commercial shopping plaza located on Hilton Head Island, SC. The site was designed by Wood + Partners Inc.
Attraction Lights was contacted by Todd Theodore, RLA, to discuss the 6x6x42” bollard design options (“Grasses” chosen) and the finish (Oil Rubbed Bronze powder coat over zinc plated steel) along with the light source (integrated 10 watt, 3000K, UL listed LED flood).
All Bollards pictured: Bronze Grasses 6x6x42″ with integrated 10 watt LED Flood
Design Notes: – The Grasses Design works well with the informal planting plan and suggests the native environment with sand dune grasses nearby. – The bollard’s decorative metalwork and shadow pattern lighting add artistic dimensions to admire as shoppers stroll between stores, or pause in the attractive public spaces.
Commercial Site Design by: Todd P. Theodore – RLA Principal, Wood+Partners Inc. (link) Landscape Architects / Land Planners, Hilton Head Island, Tallahassee
Summary: – Attraction Lights decorative bollards offer landscape architects and designers a medium to add more artistry to their site designs. – We have the widest selection of standard designs and finishes for our signature style bollard lights. Plus, we offer custom design so you can use your creativity to incorporate your graphics into our bollards. Click here for more information about the Custom Design process – Attraction Lights produces commercial quality bollards with UL listed LED Flood light source options. We have over 15 years of expertise in this lighting style we introduced to the outdoor lighting industry.
We look forward to discussing your project, and how Attraction Lights can add exciting new artistic elements to your landscape designs!
Attraction Lights 4×4 and 6×6 Series fixtures safely light the driveway and walkway for this beautiful home in the red rock country of Sedona, AZ. The homeowner is a local artist who desired to make an artistic statement in her landscape with our bollard style fixtures!
Designer Notes by Lyle Braund: Mixing bollard sizes and heights. My philosophy is that a variety of fixture heights (and designs as outlined below) work well in many landscape areas such as this front yard. The lights used are all our weathered steel finish and have the same general appearance: square with similar caps. I believe the continuity of shape, finish and graphics in this walkway example provides good visual connection. Changing fixture heights adds even more interest to the view! Above is the Swirls 6x6x42″ Link to more design and height options in the 6×6 Series
Lights are all 12 volt: Two Swirls 4x4x17” (above) light the walkway and the step at the driveway. A 4x4x25 could also have been used by the driveway to give even more lighting spread. The Swirls 6x6x42” is the focal point, drawing the eye down the walkway. When you arrive at the bend there is the added drama of a larger Swirl projected on the ground. Link to more design and height options in the 4×4 Series
Changing fixture graphics? Our client liked the idea of seeing variety in the fixtures in her yard. We chose two designs: Swirls and Aspen. The Swirls design is featured along the walkway where the shadows can be appreciated up close. Aspen 6×6 bollards are the featured landscape elements in other areas to expand the views. Example: An Aspen 6x6x34” (see below) is used at the property corner. An Aspen 6x6x26” is enjoyed by the front door as well, adding a courtyard sculpture to view from inside the house.
Homeowner, Marilyn Erickson: “Nightly, I get to enjoy the artistic expression that the lighting provides. It is a quality product and wonderful folks to work with.”
General design thought: A good landscape design shapes views and uses focal points to add visual interest. Attraction Lights bollards are excellent for enhancing these aspects of a landscape plan. Our bollards will attract attention and guide the viewer’s eye night or day in ways that plantings alone cannot. Aspen 6x6x26″ used by driveway entrance and in courtyard by front door. (below)
Lyle: I hope this sample project helps illustrate how the use of multiple fixture sizes and even a variety of designs can make your lighting design more interesting, and enhance the overall appeal of any outdoor environment!
Attraction Lights 6x6x80″ Bollards provide a welcoming and unique approach for residential or commercial landscapes. Our lights make a signature artistic statement for this property!
The Project: Outside of Minneapolis MN, the Miller Residence features the Attraction Lights Vine 6x6x80” bollards in a weathered steel finish. These tall bollards replaced glaring commercial-looking lighting poles. See all the design option photos for the 6x6x80″ bollards on our new website’s 6×6 Series page.
Pier Mounted 6x6x80:” The standard mounting for the Attraction Lights 6x6x80” bollard is a 12” concrete pier with anchor bolts. The existing concrete piers on this job were modified to work with our standard bollard base plate. We can also custom cut base plates to fit existing bolt patterns to make replacing pier-mounted lights easier. See our 6×6 Series Installation Guides for full details for the 7 standard heights of 6×6 Series bollards.
LED Light Source: Area lighting around each bollard is provided by Brilliance LED 5 watt Pucks (2700K) mounted in the top of each 6×6 fixture. A second Puck was also added in the 6×6 base below the design space for more “Pop” for the decorative metal cutouts. A small weatherproof driver was used in the base of each bollard to drop the 240 volt power supply at each bollard to 12 volt.
Design Notes: The existing path lights around the driveway circle and main home entry were replaced with Vine design fixtures in the 4x4x25” size. Our path lights, paired with our recommended two watt LED bipin lamps, provide good broad lighting on the driveway and front walk with a wide beam spread (180 degree) and high lumen output (137 lumens). The same path lights were added to the driveway entry to add more decorative interest to the planting beds. See 2 photos below, also see the 4×4 Series page for photos of all design options.
More Design Notes: Attraction Lights decorative bollards provide excellent no-glare lighting, and are approved for areas with dark sky restrictions. Our standard set up is for 12 volt landscape lighting systems. MR16 lamps in five or seven watt (3000K) provide another good 12 volt option for lighting the 6x6x80” bollards. Plus, we offer a UL listed line voltage option: A LED Food rated 85-277 volt, 10 watt, 3000K for our 6×6 bollards making them suitable for commercial projects.
Home owner Dan Miller:
“I’m very pleased with the outcome of the project we installed, The unique rustic design of the driveway columns and landscape lighting was a warming change. I look forward to seeing them on when evening arrives!”
See more projects on our new website’s Projects page with Residential and Commercial designs represented by many beautiful photos.
Please contact me with any questions, or if you would like to discuss your project.
Looking for a way to spark renewed interest with your existing clients? We’d suggest showing them the latest and greatest in artistic outdoor lighting! Our best customers tell us of great results recommending Attraction Lights fixtures to their existing clients. Some even take demo lights on service calls to show as a conversation starter.
Now that your customer is excited to hear your ideas for adding something new and artistic to their property…where should you place Attraction Lights fixtures for the best effect?
To start, Attraction Lights bollards are more than heavy duty lights; they are also landscape sculpture and yard art, which has a strong aesthetic appeal for most homeowners.
Also, the lighting is more than just great lighting with the added drama of shadow patterns. Consider adding these signature dimensions to your design pallet!
Add a beautiful lighted sculpture to a dull planting bed… now it’s a beautiful landscape focal point!
Example: The play of light and metal design on our 6x6x80″ or 9x9x100″ is enchanting! They are very approachable and intriguing to contemplate at eye level (with no glare). These tall bollards stand out among plantings and create a great incentive to stroll the garden night or day!
Create a new view for your client to enjoy inside the house from a picture window, year round. Don’t be timid… go with a tall bollard to attract attention beyond the glass!
Also, consider where the lighting will fall at night: Maybe on beautiful plantings, or on a patio to show off the shadow patterns. You might also mention the dramatic winter scene they will have when the snow covers the ground!
Expand the nighttime scene beyond typical pathway and house lighting for more depth, improved yard access, and security. Attraction Lights bollards establish a strong visual connection even when placed well apart in the yard.
Consider a group of three bollards in three different heights as an attractive grouping to unify an area, illuminate, and expand views.
Create a special highlight for guests to enjoy along the front walk with a beautiful artistic light, and dramatic shadow patterns too!
Welcome guests with something out of the ordinary before they reach the front door. Even a well placed small light will be memorable!
(Contrast with Swirls 6x6x42″ above)
Photos for your presentations?
Would you like to show your clients photos like these to spark interest? Reply to this email and request our updated Dropbox folder link with many project photos from all over the country. You are welcome to download our images and include in your presentations.
Also, remember to ask about our demo lights to show the substantial quality and great unique lighting at your next important appointment!
I am always happy to discuss design ideas with you. Send me your project photos. I’d love to see what you are working on!
A couple months ago, I discovered copper wire LED string lights while out at a nice restaurant with my business partner, Janie. The enchanting display of “Firefly Lights” we saw filled large glass containers on a ledge, creating a warm glow and beautiful ambiance. The following photos present our creative take on showcasing this attractive light source.
Firefly Globes – Ground Mount:
Consider dramatic new pathway and area lighting with Firefly Globes, ground or surface mounted. The LED color is 2200K which is very pleasant to look at and the sum total of the hundreds of small LEDs is enough lumens for effective soft warm glow lighting. The clear acrylic sparkles by reflecting the many points of light.
Firefly Globes – Tree or Trellis:
These decorative ornaments can also provide year round area lighting. Same beautiful golden globes, with hardware to hang from branches, a trellis, roof line, etc. Use in groups of three sizes for best effect: 8″ 10″ and 12″ shown. Attach the globe’s long lead wire to your 12 volt landscape lighting system.
Firefly Round Columns:
The same fascinating light source can also fill 4-inch round acrylic tubes. The photo shows an indoor floor stand option, but these can also be used outdoors as deck or patio stand-alone lights. A variety of heights will be available from 2 feet to 6 feet tall for path lighting or as featured lighting elements in the landscape.
This exciting new light source has many possibilities that we are just beginning to explore for outdoor and indoor use. The copper wire string lights are very water resistant. They are suitable for outdoor use and the acrylic housings provide an extra layer of protection. Frosted acrylic and a variety of LED colors provide even more appearance options.
We will be adding details for these new lights to our website early in 2018. See the website’s Galleries page for these photos and more. If you would like high rez images to download, email us to receive a Dropbox link.
Please send us your feedback and let us know what options you like best!
Wishing you a prosperous New Year!
It has been another year of growth for Attraction Lights, thanks to our loyal customers and many new customers as well! I will use this email format to keep you up to date on our business expansion and new light fixtures in the works for 2018.
Thank you so much for your continued business! Lyle Braund
Fifteen years ago, the ORIGINAL Attraction Lights introduced a distinctive new style to the landscape lighting market.
Unfortunately, some new, inexperienced companies are now trying to capitalize on our popularity with poorly made imitations of Attraction Lights’ signature style.
Nothing compares to the quality of Attraction Lights!
So, what might you get if you chose a quality-challenged light from one of “The Imitators?”
Attraction Lights heard, first hand, about one of “The Imitator” companies whose light fixture arrived literally bent out of shape, just from the shipping! The flimsy fixtures were a result of cost cutting on materials!
Where ELSE are “The Imitators” falling short?
• Poor area lighting
• Limited lamp options
• Limited design and size options
• No commercial grade options
• Poor mounting systems, just to name a few.
These problems don’t exist with Attraction Lights
Lyle Braund, owner and originator of Attraction Lights’ style of lights, thinks any lighting professional considering one of “The Imitators” should first ask a simple question:
“How many years have you been designing and refining your product?”
Any “Imitator” would have to admit, “Not very long!”
By contrast, Attraction Lights:
• has been designing and refining our decorative fixtures for 15 years.
• As we listen to what lighting pros have suggested to us over the years, we have implemented, modified, and even developed our own “secrets of the trade.”
• We also have the most extensive catalog of artistic design options and years of expertise in designing custom fixtures for your special projects!
• Plus, you can feel good about your Made in USA purchase!
Attraction Lights will remain the industry leader to watch through creativity, innovation and by providing the highest quality light fixtures in our signature style!
We appreciate our customers who have expressed their loyalty by honoring integrity and high ethical standards. Thank you for your business and for choosing Attraction Lights!
Attraction Lights will Spark Interest with your clients!
Add new, exciting opportunities for clients in 2016 by offering clients Attraction Lights in their existing landscape design! Attraction Lights fixtures are a great conversation starter with your clients! Here’s how:
Call them to say you would like to show something truly unique and beautiful as an enhancement to their landscape design!
Send an email showing artistic Attraction Lights photos! (Ask us to send a photo folder link with images for download.)
Add these same great images to your website!
Send a mailing showing beautiful night scene and shadow pattern lighting!
Show a demo light on a service call to spark their interest in more work!
Now that you have their interest, how do you add Attraction Lights to an existing lighting plan? Here are three possibilities to consider:
1. Expand the night scene by adding a tall sculptural light or a fixture grouping beyond the existing lighting. This will create new nighttime views, and encourage an evening walk in the garden.
2. Replace those common path lights with artistic Attraction Lights fixtures. Our lights add drama to any night landscape! Your client will enjoy the art, plus the new dimension of shadow patterns! Note: For the shadow patterns to be visible, set the new light apart from other lighting.
3. There is a lot of client interest in landscape art and sculpture! Now you have outdoor lighting art to offer!
Ideas for introducing Attraction Lights to customers:
Suggest the idea of “lighting art” when guests arrive at the property! (Along the driveway and/or walkways.)
Suggest creating a dramatic view for the client to enjoy from the patio, deck or pool!
Consider what a new nighttime view from inside the home might look like, for year-round enjoyment.
Show how one accent light (or group) added to a previously invisible garden area can bring it to life!
Offer custom designed fixtures for your best clients!
Attraction Lights will add new excitement to your client’s lighting plan! You are now offering more than just functional lighting. You are offering art in the form of useful sculpture with amazing lighting!
Expand Your Vision for lighting and you will expand your business possibilities!
Attraction Lights is introducing new landscape lighting fixtures, called “2×2 Series!” These slim, stylish lights broaden the appeal of our decorative designs, and offer a significant reduction in price, too!
The 2×2 Series embodies many of the same distinctive features that establish Attraction Lights as the leader in creative outdoor lighting! Our new design provides a slim artistic landscape element, adding a subtle beauty alongside its sculptural cousins in the 4×4 and 6×6 Series.
The narrow profile of the these lights allows for excellent lighting with our recommended LEDs. This lamp is the Brilliance 2 watt bipin in 2700K or 2200K (candle light). Also, enjoy our trademark surprise: Beautiful shadow patterns projected on the ground surface from the steel housing designs!
The initial graphic designs include one new design, called “Sun,” plus two of our most popular designs adapted for the 2×2 inch size: “Lantern” and “Swirls.” The standard finish is weathered steel, a wonderfully organic finish for the outdoor environment.
The 2×2 Series was designed for both economical production and artistic appeal! The creative lighting professional will be able to further distinguish their projects with these new Attraction Lights signature designs!
At Attraction Lights we continue to expand our vision for outdoor lighting. “Expand Your Vision” too, by offering your clients the latest exciting ideas in landscape lighting!
Do your business marketing plans include trade or home and garden shows? If so, Attraction Lights can help your display stand out from the crowd!
Landscape lighting professionals and contractors who display our distinctive artistic fixtures report great show results from this past year! We often hear the response from homeowners and business people who see Attraction Lights for the first time, “Look at these beautiful lighted metal art pieces!” Drawing traffic into your booth provides just the right opportunity to discuss Attraction Lights’ dramatically different brand of lighting! Leading to conversations about their interests, which results in… another project lead for you!
How do you distinguish your business from all the others in a very competitive market place? Attraction Lights offers a creative, innovative approach in the current outdoor lighting world of sameness! Potential customers will be impressed that you offer something they have not seen or even considered! Before you know it, they will want to talk with you about the possibilities for their property!
Attraction Lights would appreciate the opportunity to be your marketing partner! We can loan out lights for your next show. You can choose lights from our “In Stock Fixtures” tab on our website’s “Pricing” page. We recommend at least three models of different sizes and designs. Please note: The bollard size lights or taller lights attract the most attention! We can simply write up your choice of fixtures on a discounted demo lights invoice with no payment due unless you choose to keep the fixtures after the show.
If you do choose to return the lights, the only payment owed will be for the shipping to and from your location. To date, no one has returned the display models. They have either sold them right at the show or chose to keep them for future displays and for showing clients!
Let the artistry of Attraction Lights add excitement to your next trade show display! Your clients will appreciate seeing these creative new lighting possibilities!
This spring at Light Fair there was a lot of excitement for “Broken Light.” A Netherlands based lighting design company has won numerous international awards for its streetscape lighting that features “shadow patterns.” The lighting effects add drama and beauty to what otherwise would be a rather dull, pedestrian surface.
At Attraction Lights, we are pleased to see international recognition for this new way of thinking about outdoor lighting! Attraction Lights has been developing this “shadow pattern” aspect of landscape lighting for over 10 years!
Broken Light produced sophisticated street lights mounted on utilitarian light poles to generate artistic abstract lighting patterns on sidewalks, with stripes of light on nearby building walls.
Attraction Lights fixtures use a decorative housing to interrupt the lighting and generate artistic lighting patterns. The designs can be geometric, abstract, or nature-like. The area around the fixture is well illuminated, but with a perceptible pattern in the lighting, especially on uniform surfaces.
The Attraction Lights fixture is also an artistic asset in the garden or streetscape! Sculptural elements are an excellent choice for directing the eye through the landscape, day and night. Plus, by adding garden art and sculpture, you demonstrate an attention to detail that your clients will appreciate.
It appears the traditional outdoor lighting approaches are evolving to include shadow patterns as an exciting artistic technique in outdoor lighting!
Do you have clients that would be excited to see the latest lighting trend with their proposal?