decent quality post lamp

homeboundDecember 28, 2012

Client asking for suggestions. Off the shelf, do the big box stores offer a decent quality post lamp and matching outdoor lamp for an entry?...or are they junk that won't hold up? For example, if "H@mpton Bay lighting is anything like their plumbing stuff, I'd have to avoid it. Any thoughts?

Also, what "good value" brands can you recommend?

Thanks much.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
homebound

I ended up referring them to the nearest electrical supply w/ showroom.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 4:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brickeyee

Use rough service bulbs.

Wind vibration is a real killer of post mounted bulbs.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 4:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
homebound

Good point on the lamps (bulbs). I had used the wrong terminology and was actually referring to the quality of the fixture.

On a separate note, another client had a faulty post-mounted fixture and also a matching exterior house light, both with copper housings and beveled glass, etc. We took them to get rewired (new wire and sockets) at a local lamp shop (Lamplighter in Old Town, Alex) and they're back in working order. Repairs are a inexpensive alternative that seem to be forgotten all too often.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 8:44AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Two fans on same circuit in different rooms, can't get wiring right
So here's the situation. I have two ceiling fan/lights...
jenfarino
Can I electrify battery-operated lights?
Hi all. Is there a way to electrify a battery operated...
eam44
Installing 220/240V. 50/60Hz appliances from Europe
I hope to install a "Domino" modular system...
panchoandlefty
Want to save shower recessed light
I have 2 matching recessed lights in my bathroom. One...
africanboy
Wireless light switch for switched outlet?
So we have no overhead lighting in any of our bedrooms,...
vikingshelmut
Sponsored Products
Sonoma Jensen Chocolate Rectangular: 5 Ft. 3 In. x 7 Ft. 6 In. Rug
$279.00 | Bellacor
Office Slope Chair in Teal
$164.99 | Dot & Bo
Bacara Camryn Cream and Ebony Rectangular: 5 Ft. 3 In. x 7 Ft. 6 In. Rug
$214.00 | Bellacor
Knob Hill Outdoor Flushmount by Maxim Lighting
$140.00 | Lumens
Office Slope Chair in Aqua
$174.99 | Dot & Bo
Office Slope Chair in Gray
$174.99 | Dot & Bo
Discus Ceiling Fan by Monte Carlo Fans
$188.00 | Lumens
Milton Bath Bar by Hudson Valley Lighting
$320.00 | Lumens
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™