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Attraction Lights – Color Shadow Patterns and Lighting for the Holidays

Attraction Lights:  Color shadow patterns for the holidays!

Attraction Lights has a simple way to add festive color to the holiday landscape!  Add LED MR16 lamps in beautiful colors to your Attraction Lights decorative bollards!  What makes the color lighting so unique is our signature shadow patterns!

All photos:  Shadow Art Series – Silver Bubbles 4×12″ deck railing mount with a light snow cover

These bulbs from ALTLED have very strong red, green or blue colors and can be easily swapped out with white lamps in our standard bipin sockets.  We have tried a variety of color bulbs and these static color lamps produce the best shadow patterns by far!  The 12 volt lamps are available in 5 watt or 7 watt.

In areas with snow cover, color lighting and shadow patterns produced by our graphic designs are the most dramatic!  In addition to color lighting, the LED lamps also light up the thick metal edges of our decorative bollards for an exciting new look any time of year!

Whether you install holiday lighting or not, this is a simple way to offer your customers something special for the holidays with their Attraction Lights bollards.  Keep our color lighting options in mind for your clients’ special events. Consider using this new eye-catching dimension in any landscape!

Contact us today to give your projects an exciting new look for the holidays…or any time of year!

Lyle Braund
Owner & Designer
970-316-0019

New 2×2 Designs – At a wonderfully low price point!

Circle Cross 2×2

Attraction Lights has just introduced its updated 2×2 Series! We heard from lighting professionals their desire to offer more of our unique lighting options, and at a price competitive with ordinary path lights. The new 2 x 2 Series is exactly that! We also like the idea of offering a familiar light fixture size and scale for our contractors and homeowners in addition to our beautiful larger decorative bollards.

2×2 Series Upgrades:

  • Graphic designs now on all 4 sides of this elegantly designed fixture!
  • Simplified stake mount is consistent with our 4×4 Series lights
  • Simplified socket mount for easier access and adjusting the lamp
  • Great looking Circle Cross design added
Lantern 2×2

Our goal with the new 2x2s is to make Attraction Lights a simple choice when you show our fixtures to your customers! Stand them next to a typical path light. The choice will be easy and price no issue!  Attraction Lights will also help you find those customers interested in exploring more creative lighting solutions for their property!  See website’s 2×2 Series page

The initial production run of our 2x2s includes three beautiful designs! We will add more soon, but while we are introducing this batch of new fixtures, we will offer a demo light pricing discount (20%) for one light from any of our three design choices.  We have the weathered steel finish and powder coat options available.  See our new website’s Availability page to make your choice.

Branches 2×2

Attraction Lights 2x2s can help you stand out from the competition at a price that fits your needs and expectations!  Call or email today to get started!

Lyle Braund
Owner & Designer
970-316-0019
AttractionLights.com

Attraction Lights – Sea Turtle Marketplace, Hilton Head, SC

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

See more 6×6 Series Bollard design and height options here

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!

Click here to see more photo galleries of Commercial and Residential Projects

Lyle Braund
Owner & Designer
970-316-0019
AttractionLights.com

lyle@attractionlights.com

Attraction Lights Residential Lighting: Project Study – Erickson Residence

Swirls 6x6x42 Bollard shadow patterns

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

Pathway lighting with swirls 4x4 and featured 6x6x42 Bollard

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.

If you prefer drawings to show the fixture graphics and sizes try these links:
Link to pdfs with Design Options
Link to pdfs with Fixture Dimensions

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.”

Driveway lighting with 6x6 and 4x4 Series Bollards

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!

See more photo galleries of Residential and Commercial lighting projects here.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss your project, and how the addition of Attraction Lights bollards can help expand your lighting artistry!

Lyle Braund
Owner & Designer
970-316-0019
AttractionLights.com

Attraction Lights Driveway Lighting: Project Study – Miller Residence


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.

Lyle Braund
Owner & Designer
970-316-0019
AttractionLights.com


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