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Well light, suggestions?

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  1. Kohai

    Kohai New Member

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    I've got 3 existing well lights that are in the lawn area up-lighting 3 stone columns for a pergola. The columns are about 24 inches wide and 8 ft tall (pergola is covered with wisteria). The lawn mower drives over the top of the lights and might get walked on.

    The existing well lights look like these (but I'm sure a different brand): https://www.voltlighting.com/landscape-lighting-12v-in-grade-led-brass-mr16-salty-dog/p/VWL-703-BBZ

    The problem I've had with my 3 well lights is that there always seems to be water in them. The wires have corroded where it goes from outside to inside the housing. The white base that the 2-prong light bulb plugs into is falling apart. The glass gets condensation on the inside. Each time I get them working, they stop a couple days later.

    Which VOLT product would you recommend for this scenario? I want to replace them and never mess with them again. :) I don't want to change bulbs, etc.
     
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  3. Evan Kruk

    Evan Kruk Online Liaison Staff Member

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    Hello Kohai,

    Beautiful pergola!

    From what you have described, I would recommend the Articulator In-Ground Well Light or the Salty Dog Grated In-Grade Light. Both of these fixtures are designed to be highly waterproof as they are made of solid brass, use pressure fit gaskets, and have watertight wire glands. The brass will also not corrode. Both of these fixtures also have integrated LEDs so, you would not be required to use light bulbs.

    The Grated Salty Dog sounds like it would be the most similar to your previous light fixtures. The grates will help offer extra protection for the lens (what with it being in a busy area) and will also offer a more subtle light output compared to the open-face version. The Articulator has a durable solid brass faceplate and the design allows water to pass through the fixture and drain into the soil below. With this fixture, you could also adjust the light to the angle of your choice when illuminating those columns. Both the Articulator and the Salty Dog are also backed by lifetime warranties.
     
  4. Kohai

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    Thanks. I'll try the articulator I think and fill the tube around the light fixture with gravel to keep leaves out and water flowing.
     
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