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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

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

Attraction Lights – Design Ideas

FLW Waterlilies Bronze 6x6x42″

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?



FLW Circles 6x6x80″ Garden Sculpture

Design Ideas: 

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!

Leaf Cluster 9x9x100″ Spire



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!




Swirls 6x6x42

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!



Circle Cross 6×6 Series Patio Trio

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.


Swirls 6x6x13″ shadows!

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)



FLW Circles 4x4x37″ & 4x4x25″ entry

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!

Lyle Braund

Attraction Lights, LLC


Firefly Series: Globes + Round Columns – New for 2018

Firefly Globes and Round Columns – New for 2018!

Firefly Globes, Ground Mount: 8, 10, 12 inch
Firefly Globes – Ground Mount: 8, 10, 12 inch



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: 12 inch, 2200K LEDs
Firefly Globes – Ground Mount: 12 inch, 2200K LEDs


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 - Hanging: 8, 10, 12 inch
Firefly Globes – Hanging: 8, 10, 12 inch

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 Column - 4 inch round
Firefly Round Column: 4 inch


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.

Firefly 2200K LEDs on Copper wire
Firefly 2200K LEDs on Copper wire reflecting on acrylic tube


Firefly Series:

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!


Firefly Globes Hanging - 10, 12 in 2200K IMG_7451 - Copy for email
Firefly Globes – Hanging: 10, + 12 inch


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

Attraction Lights Talks About “The Imitators”

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!

Our beautiful Aspen 6x6x26 Bollard by Attraction Lights
Our beautiful Aspen 6x6x26 Bollard by 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

Pathway lighting: Swirls 4×4 & 6×6 Series

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!

Leaf Cluster Spire 9x9x100" detail
Leaf Cluster Spire 9x9x100″ detail

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!