Choosing The Right Path & Area Lights

Choosing The Right Path & Area Lights


Hey folks, Tim from VOLT lighting. I wanna welcome you back on another frosty
midwest November day. Today we are gunna take a look at choosing
the correct path light for your job. Now if you look through our website your going
notice there is a wide array of path lights to choose from. Ones that have angled heads, ones that are
just straight, tops. How do I know the right one for my job? Well each one has a little specific purpose,
but we are gunna take a look at those differences today. And by the time we are done you should be
fully equipped to choose the right path light for your job. Your ready? Lets get started. Okay, I’v got a small array of lights laid
out here and as you navigate though our website you are gunna notice there is a pretty broad
selection of path lights. The question is: Which ones is best for my
application? Will they all work as path lights? Yeah they will all work as path lights, but
some have more specific tasks and will work better in your situation than others. For example, if you need something along a
driveway, which I will show you, something with a more of an angled shroud that is adjustable
may work better for you. If your just looking for general area applications
you might be looking for something more like this. So lets take a look more in depth at how each
one of these fixtures is gunna be used in helping you choose one for your job. Most people choose path lights purely based
on the style and appearance of each. Our universal stem and hat system is by far
the most common choice for path and area lighting. They are very durably made and come with 5
interchangeable top-hats for variable light spread available in both aged bronze and copper
with brass accents. A neat feature of these path lights is the
hats can be either raised or lowered slightly on the stem to adjust the light output and
the intensity of the beam. You can expect either a 12 to 14 foot diameter
of light with most of our hats. The exception is our 10 inch wide hat that
trows out a whooping 18 foot diameter of light. The universal stem and top system is an excellent
choice for illuminating pathways, steps, and low plant material in your garden spaces. For a less conspicuous light, the mini hat
series has the same features as the full-size light with half the size and half the light
throw. Sometimes you need a path light with a little
bit more height. Thats why we offer 6inch, 12inch, and 24inch
extensions that seamlessly add on to your path light to make it taller. By extending the source of the light higher,
we increase diameter and the throw of the light output which is great for illuminating
around plants and steps. A 5-foot tall area light around a patio will
cast about a 35-foot diameter of light simply by adding extensions to our regular path light. If you need to cast light across a wide surface
area such as a driveway, consider a path light with an adjustable head. Okay, in this scenario you want to get more
light across your driveway, broadcasting light out from the side. Two solutions for you would be either classical
path light and the innovator path light. The beauty of these two have adjustable heads
so that you can adjust the angle of the throw of light. The Innovator is gunna have an MR16 which
is gunna be much more powerful. So if you want more light this would be the
choice for you. For a little bit softer light, even on pathways
if you want a little bit more throw The Classical would be a good choice for you. Both have adjustable heads and they can be
adjusted out. So consider both of these if your looking
for that type of application. The Innovator is a great choice when you need
a bright light source with a high degree of beam adjustability. Here is an example, on the edge of a putting
green illuminating out the green so that it can be used to at night. The Classical and the Liberty-bell lights
off and offset head design with an adjustable shroud. These lights work great along pathways and
also work great along pool decks where you want to cast light across the surface of the
deck. But the key feature of this light is it’s
adjustability. By adjusting the shroud up you an illuminate
plant material along a back fence. Or wash the face of a very large boulder,
we couldn’t do that with a regular path light. The Traditions path light is also a great
choice if you are looking for an elegant look in your garden. It will also wash across pathways and walkways
with ease. With our wide selection of path and area lights
you can be sure to find the right solution to fit all of your specific needs. All right, well that concludes another segment
on how to choose a path and area light thats correct for your project. Hopefully now as you navigate the website
you will feel a little more empowered on how to choose the correct light thats just right
for you. If you have any questions give us a call or
you may contact us through the website at VOLTlighting.com. Once again thanks for watching.


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