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vassock 10-07-2012 12:43 PM

Lighting a small walkway (outdoors)
 
I need to light a small walkway outside. Electrical sources is available nearby. Should be around 9 ft tall from ground due to nearby bushes.

However, I do not have much experience or tools needed to mount something to a wall, so I was going for the tripod/post approach.

I was thinking of getting this: http://www.cowboystudio.com/product_p/w807%20stand.htm

and this: http://www.amazon.com/Lithonia-OFL-300-500Q-120/dp/B001YRAWWO

Can one be mounted to the other? How? Any other ideas?

joecaption 10-07-2012 01:01 PM

Is this something that's only going to be a quick fix and temperary?
If not then that's not the way to go.
A picture of the area your working on would be a much bigger help.

vassock 10-07-2012 01:42 PM

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The Xs indicate the area that needs to be lit. I was thinking of placing the tripod at the corner of the part of the house visible in the drawing.

It would be a permanent installation.

joecaption 10-07-2012 01:55 PM

You would be far better off with a simple lamp post set where the sidewalk makes the turn with a senor on it.
Low voltage or solor lights set up along the walkway.
Or a set of spot lights installed up in the gable on the wall of the house.
I know you said you did not have the tools or know how to do something like these suggestions but the way your suggesting is just plan ugly. plus having to run an extention cord across the yard to run it, then have to come up with a way to switch it on and off just makes no since to me.

redman88 10-07-2012 02:19 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Maxsa-Bright-S...y+lights+solar

http://www.amazon.com/Sunforce-82151...y+lights+solar

http://www.amazon.com/GIVESURPRISE-S...y+lights+solar

http://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Bright-M...y+lights+solar

okay just some other ideas from amazon, most of these can be easly mounted with just a drill

biggles 10-07-2012 02:21 PM

solar foot light along the foot path as you walk to the front door on the right side light the walkway or a 115V/24V light post just below the E in bushes will paint the front and the walk way with a 60w energy bulb...might try the path lights then add going all solar so no switching wires are involved....HD/LOWES has loads of solar lights..maybe a solar near the front door forget the tripod keep the lighting soft

vassock 10-07-2012 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1025952)
You would be far better off with a simple lamp post set where the sidewalk makes the turn with a senor on it.
Low voltage or solor lights set up along the walkway.
Or a set of spot lights installed up in the gable on the wall of the house.
I know you said you did not have the tools or know how to do something like these suggestions but the way your suggesting is just plan ugly. plus having to run an extention cord across the yard to run it, then have to come up with a way to switch it on and off just makes no since to me.

What if there is heavy wind/snow? A post seems less sturdy than a tripod. I don't mind stretching a cable to an electric power source. My main problem is reliable mounting so it doesn't fall down in unfavorable outdoor conditions.

joecaption 10-07-2012 07:51 PM

The post gets set in concrete, it's not going anywhere unless someone backs into it with a car.
Just look around your area. There millions of homes with lamp post.
Just a guess, is this your first house?

creeper 10-07-2012 08:09 PM

I've got a solar post buried in just soil.. Its not going anywhere. In your case I'd mount a solar motion detector on the corner of the househttp://www.diychatroom.com/attachmen...1.57.55-1-.jpg

Here is a picture of the buried lamp post

joecaption 10-07-2012 08:22 PM

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...ures&FORM=IGRE


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