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« on: September 10, 2007, 08:35:25 PM »
Well, I can finally see the end of my house project.  I started back at the very beginning of August tearing off all of the siding/soffit/fascia/windows on the house.  I'm almost done putting all the new stuff back on, and it's only taken more than twice the time and money that I planned on  :D  That pine board and batten siding looks sweet though  :)

Anyway, since it's a rustic look, I'm trying to find the right lights to go next to the exterior doors.  A few days ago I saw a house that had some lights that looked like kerosene lanters.  I'm having no luck searching for them on the internet.  Anyone know where I could fine some  ???  I'd really like them to be motion sensitive as well, but we'll see.  Any leads would be great. 

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Re: Exterior lights
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2007, 08:52:54 PM »
This place has good stuff but a bit pricey

http://www.rejuvenation.com/

I've bought copies of the mission style stuff at the big home supply boxstores at much more reasonable prices  ;)
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Re: Exterior lights
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2007, 09:01:23 PM »
Try a search for coach lights. They should go well with board and batten.

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Re: Exterior lights
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2007, 09:06:53 PM »
Kirkman Lantern makes a lot of reproduction lantern lights.
http://www.lanternnet.com/electriclanternphotos.htm
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2007, 09:09:31 PM »
Any reason why you couln't stick a socket in an old lantern

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2007, 09:51:57 PM »
Brad, that's definitely the kind of thing I'm looking for, but I don't even think I want to know what they'd charge for a light  :D

Most of the coach lights I see just don't do it for me, I'd really like something a little more rustic looking....and affordable  ;)

I guess I just have cheap taste too  :D  When I was looking at the lights at Lowes, the ones that caught my eye ended up being the $20-$35 lights.  Not much of a selection in the motion light category that isn't brass.  I went with brushed nickel hardware on the storm doors. 

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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2007, 10:14:07 PM »
I know what you mean. I wanted a couple of the Frontier 300 post lamps. They use to have some imported models for $99, but then for some reason they couldn't get them anymore. Now all they have is their own Kirkman brand for $250 each. ::)

I'm with mason44. Get a couple old lanterns at an auction and add some sockets. :D
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Re: Exterior lights
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2007, 10:18:34 PM »
"Not much of a selection in the motion light category that isn't brass"   You can buy motion sensors that can be wired in series to work any light fixture.

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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2007, 10:23:47 PM »
That's definitely something to think about.  I hear of all kinds of cool things people get at auctions dirt cheap, but I just don't have the patience for them.  I've been to two of 'em, and left after less than an hour cuz all I could think about was all the things I could be doing at home  :-\

Maybe I'll have to stop at that house and ask them where they got the light.  A motion light would be nice, but I did put one of those dual motion spot lights on the driveway side of the house.  I really don't mind coming home in the dark most of the time.  Saturday night the girlfriend and I were sitting outside by the fire watching the Penn State traffic  :D  and there was a lightning storm off to the north.  All of a sudden the sky lit up (but it wasn't really like a lightning flash), and we lost power.  My neighbors aren't that close, but I can't tell you how great it was to have those two dusk-to-dawns DARK for a change.

Bob, I just saw your post....I'll have to check into that  :P

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Re: Exterior lights
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2007, 06:59:28 AM »
Home made might be an option.  Cheap to make, unique, and labor intensive but the pride of something well done cant be beat.

In the past, Ive made wood patterns and had a small foundry cast them in brassif you can find one that does that type of work anymore.

Took this picture the other day for future reference.  This particular artist is way above my skill level but an excellent example of what can be accomplished.

 
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