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What’s New At ClaroLux Landscape Lighting

ClaroLux® is starting the year out with a couple new great landscape lighting fixture accessories. Check out what is new below…

WL16-Brass Ring:

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WL16 Brass Ring shown with ClaroLux’s® WL16-RS-III

ClaroLux’s® New WL16 Brass Rings are manufactured from solid brass and stained to match all of ClaroLux’s® antique brass WL16 landscape lighting luminaires. The 7.4″ brass rings are available for the WL16-RS-III and the WL16-FT-III ClaroLux® In-Ground MR16 Well Light fixtures. The grass rings are great for applications such as needing to place the WL16 well light fixtures in bermuda grass or areas where the WL16 needs to be protected from being covered up.  The WL16 Ring gives ClaroLux’s® WL16 Well Lights a custom finished look that help the fixtures blend seamlessly into hardscaped areas.  All of ClaroLux’s® Brass Well Light Grass Rings are manufactured with pride in ClaroLux’s® manufacturing facility in Greensboro, NC, USA.

 

Stainless Steel Gutter Mount – Great For Areas That Get Snow:

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ClaroLux’s® GM100 now comes in Stainless Steel.

ClaroLux’s® Patented Adjustable Gutter Mounts are made out of US aluminum 6061 and 304 stainless steel.  The adjustable gutter mounts in aluminum are offered in either white or bronze powder coat.  The stainless steel GM100’s are made for Northern climates where snow drifts can place pressure on the gutter mounts. The material for the stainless steel mounts are twice as thick as the aluminum gutter mounts therefore they can withstand a lot more pressure. The 1/2″-14 NPSM female threads enable the GM100’s to attach to any ClaroLux® fixture or riser pole. ClaroLux’s® gutter mounts are truely revolutionary.  The universal mounting plate can be easily attached to the gutter mount plate and requires no tools for adjusting the fixture.   If you want to illuminate a roof line or the peak of a house simply attach ClaroLux’s® patented gutter mount to the fascia board or gutter then position the fixture where you want it.  It is the #1 choice among landscape lighting professionals.  The gutter mount plate includes two mini thumb screws so you can hold the position angle of the fixture. The universal mounting plate has 360˚ of adjustment.  All of ClaroLux’s® patented gutter mounts are made with pride in ClaroLux’s® manufacturing facility in Greensboro, NC, USA.

 

AL26 & WFL26 Glare Shield:

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ClaroLux’s® New AL26 & WFL26 Light Glare Shields.

ClaroLux’s® Glare Shields are manufactured out of solid brass and copper to match ClaroLux’s® AL26 and WFL26 landscape lighting fixtures. The adjustable, stainless steel, alan head screw on the glare shield enables the accessory to be attached to either the AL26 or WFL26 luminaire. The glare shield is fully adjustable so any angle can be achieved to prevent light glare. Each glare shield comes with ClaroLux’s Exclusive Lifetime Warranty.

 

ClaroLux’s New In-Ground Well Lights Are Now Made In The USA

WL3 Belmont Well Lights
WL3 Belmont Well Light

This past year ClaroLux® made the decision to design and manufacture their WL3 in ground well lights in the USA.  They were tired of contributing more and more to the trade deficit with China.  The Chinese have long been the go to source for landscape lighting products like well lights.  Well now ClaroLux® is changing the game.  ClaroLux® is fully invested in their efforts to bring all of their manufacturing back to the USA and the WL3 well light is another addition to the list.

The WL3 Belmont in ground well light is an injection molded ABS fixture that is manufactured here in the USA.  It is designed with air vents and vented tabs to help relieve condensation that tends to build up on the glass lens of the landscape lighting fixture.  Many other manufacturers use a plastic pipe that is then cut down to fit their specific fixture size. ClaroLux’s® well light housings are designed specifically for the landscape lighting industry.  Never before has a company created an injection molded well light pipe that is designed specifically for the landscape lighting industry let alone it being manufactured in the USA.

The Belmont is designed so that it can accept all three of ClaroLux’s® covers; WLC-II copper well light cover, WLC-FMB-III brass well light cover and the WLC-ABS plastic well light cover.  Each cover is designed for a specific use and the WL3 well light can fit almost every need.  For more information on the WL3 Belmont well light please click here.

WLC-ABS well lights
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WLC-II well lights
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WLC-FMB-III well lights
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Made In The Carolinas – ClaroLux Landscape Lighting

ClaroLux landscape lighting featured in “Made in the Carolinas”

ClaroLux’s decision to bring their manufacturing back to the USA has completely changed the way their products are manufactured and assembled.  Over the past 25 years, almost all of the landscape lighting industry has sourced their products from other countries like China. ClaroLux® is one of the few lighting manufacturers in the United States that is now manufacturing almost all of their lighting products in house, in Greensboro, NC, USA!

We are involved in every bit of the production process. From the design of the fixtures on 3D printers to the manufacturing process, ClaroLux® is there, making sure it is done properly. It all begins with a simple idea, then that idea is taken to ClaroLux’s design team to make that idea come to life with their CAD software and 3D printers.  The design staff is very involved with their Dealer network so once the designs are printed into a working prototype they are sent out for “real world” testing.  Once that feedback is received, ClaroLux® then makes the fixture come to life on their CNC machines.  These processes are what sets ClaroLux apart from the rest of their competition.

Click on the link below to see why landscape lighting designers and landscape architects across the world are choosing ClaroLux® products to illuminate their most important projects.  Their specification grade landscape lighting luminaries are now some of the best products on the market.  When you choose a ClaroLux Landscape Lighting System® you will be assured to have the best landscape lighting system on the market that will last you for many years to come.

ClaroLux® – “A System That Lasts A Lifetime!”

Made in the Carolinas - ClaroLux Landscape Lighting
TWC featured ClaroLux Landscape Lighting today on their series “Made in the Carolinas” showing how Made In America is making a big comeback. Click here to see how ClaroLux® is separating themselves from the rest of their competition.

Why ClaroLux Landscape Lighting Supplier Ranks High Among Landscape Lighters

If you are looking for high quality, Made in the USA, ClaroLux landscape lighting products that last a lifetime, then look no further…ClaroLux® is your number one landscape lighting supplier for all of your outdoor lighting needs.

ClaroLux Landscape Lighting® provides a comprehensive line of high-quality lighting fixtures, transformers, LEDs and outdoor lighting components that are manufactured in Greensboro, NC, USA.  Every ClaroLux® Dealer is setup to grow their business and succeed as a ClaroLux® Dealer.  By providing timely delivery of affordable, quality, innovative products along with award winning customer service, education, and sales support every ClaroLux® landscape lighting dealer will be able to take their business to the next level.

All ClaroLux’s® Dealer prices are confidential and are never sold anywhere else online like Amazon, Ebay, or other online stores.   ClaroLux® does everything that they can to protect their dealers and to ensure their success.

At ClaroLux® our Dealers can order directly online 24/7 and their orders are shipped directly to their doorstep.  No longer do they have to drive around from supply house to supply house trying to prepare for an upcoming project.  ClaroLux® offers their Dealers a one stop online shopping experience that is easy and fast, all from the convenience of their home or business.  The online Dealer store allows ClaroLux’s® Dealers to create estimates, see past purchases, download fixture specification sheets, and much much more.  Register today at ClaroLux Landscape Lighting® and see how ClaroLux® can help to grow your landscape lighting business and improve your bottom line.

The Age Of Copycats & Cheap Chinese Imports in Landscape Lighting

In the day and age of “Made in China”, it seems that very few people in the manufacturing world of the landscape lighting industry have the ability to think and create on their own. With the ease of hopping on the Internet and contacting manufacturers in China, many are entering the landscape lighting business and calling themselves “manufacturers”. “Manufacturer” in the landscape lighting industry is a loosely used term. There are a dozen or more companies in our industry who offer the same products from China. Each and every one of them call themselves “manufacturers”, yet all they merely are is a distributor of Chinese imports.

Today, you can find similar products at Sterling Lighting, Dauer – FUSA Corp Lighting, ABR Lighting, Nite Time Decor, Alliance Lighting, Volt – Landscape Lighting World, Unique Lighting Systems, Universal Lighting Systems, etc. Many have been involved in lawsuits with one another over infringements, etc. which rarely hold up in court since the Chinese are the ones who designed, patented and manufactured their products. It is amazing to see the lack of variety in the designs across the industry.

ClaroLux® is one of the few manufacturers in the landscape lighting industry who designs, builds and manufactures right here in the USA. Their facility is located in Greensboro, NC where they manufacture and assemble almost all of their landscape lighting products.  If it can be built here, they are bringing it back home to the USA! 90% of their products are produced here and that number is growing everyday. Creating jobs, making a better product and keeping their products protected is very important at ClaroLux®.

ClaroLux® first started in the landscape lighting industry just as many of the other companies did above, in China, but quickly realized that the Chinese did not have their best interest at heart. Many of the Chinese manufactures will sell your designs and products to any and everyone without blinking an eye.  Not only that, they are always cutting corners to save a penny where they can.  This is what you are seeing today in the landscape lighting industry, a large influx of inexpensive, copycat, Chinese products. From wash lights to path lights you can find many of the same products through half of the “manufacturers” in the country. There is very little difference in the design and function.

Well ClaroLux® wants to challenge all of those in our industry to try and do what is best for our country and our industry. Think outside of the box and try to design, build and create something here in the USA without simply buying something off the Internet from a country who could care less about our homeland. Create jobs, build-up local suppliers around you; every dollar that goes back into our economy creates more American jobs. The next time you are purchasing a landscape lighting fixture from a manufacturer/distributor or a landscape lighting system from a professional, think about the big picture.

At ClaroLux® we love our country and we want to see it flourish; buy USA Made Goods! To see how we are making a difference please see the video that was produced by Time Warner Cable – Made In North Carolina Series.   To view the video click here – ClaroLux – Made In the Carolinas.

ClaroLux’s® New Adjustable Mounting Bracket System

ClaroLux® has done it again.  They have come up with a revolutionary, universal, adjustable mounting bracket system that is great for placing lights into areas where they may need to be slightly adjusted and/or fine tuned.  ClaroLux’s® patented CL-GM100 Gutter Mounts and CL-SM100 Surface Mounts are great tools for landscape lighters who are looking for the ideal mounting system for their landscape lighting fixtures.

There are many other mounting products on the market today (almost all of them are made in China) but not one of them are like ClaroLux’s® GM100 and SM100 luminaire mounts.  The new Gutter and Surface Mounts from ClaroLux® can be attached to any ClaroLux® luminaire and can be adjusted from 1˚ to 360˚.  The days of standing on a ladder fiddling with bulky tools trying to adjust your lighting fixtures are over.  With ClaroLux’s® universal mounting brackets they have truly hit the nail on the head.

Gutter Mount Adjustable Mounting Bracket SystemCL-GM100: ClaroLux’s® Adjustable Gutter Mounts are made out of US aluminum 6061.  The adjustable gutter mounts are offered in either white or bronze powder coated aluminum. The 1/2″-14 NPSM female threads enable it to attach to any ClaroLux® fixture or riser pole. ClaroLux’s® gutter mounts are truely revolutionary.  The universal mounting plate can be easily attached to the gutter mount plate and requires no tools for adjusting the fixture.   If you want to illuminate a roof line or the peak of a house simply attach ClaroLux’s® patented gutter mount to the fascia board or gutter then position the fixture where you want it.  It is the #1 choice among landscape lighting professionals.  The gutter mount plate includes two mini brass thumb screws so you can hold the position angle of the fixture. The universal mounting plate has 360˚ of adjustment.  All of ClaroLux’s® patented gutter mounts are made with pride in ClaroLux’s® manufacturing facility in Greensboro, NC, USA.

CL-SM100: Surface Mount Adjustable Mounting Bracket SystemClaroLux’s® Patented Adjustable Surface Mounts are made out of US aluminum 6061.  The adjustable surface mounts are offered in bronze powder coated aluminum. The 1/2″-14 NPSM female threads enable it to attach to any ClaroLux® fixture or riser pole. ClaroLux’s® surface mounts are truely revolutionary.  The universal mounting plate can be easily attached to the surface mount plate and requires no tools for adjusting the fixture.   If you want to illuminate a feature that is surrounded by a hard surface simply attach ClaroLux’s® patented surface mount to the surface then position the fixture where you want it.  It is the #1 choice among landscape lighting professionals.  The surface mount plate includes two mini brass thumb screws so you can hold the position angle of the fixture. The universal mounting plate has 360˚ of adjustment.  All of ClaroLux’s® patented surface mounts are made with pride in ClaroLux’s® manufacturing facility in Greensboro, NC, USA.

Brilliance’s New 120˚ MR16 LED

MR16 LEDLEDs are becoming more and more versatile as they begin to replace all of the aging halogen landscape lighting systems in the marketplace.  Professionals are now relying on LEDs more so than ever to help them to bring their designs to life.  What used to be a world dominated by halogen landscape lighting fixtures and lamps is now being ruled by LEDs.  As the demand for LEDs continues to grow, so are the choices for LEDs.  Recently Brilliance MR16 LED added a “no lens” 120˚ MR16 LED that can be used in a bullet/spot light fixture like ClaroLux’s CL-BL21 & CL-BL23 MR16 LED.  This enables the fixture to not only be used as a directional spot light but also a wash light.  The 120˚ MR16 LED allows professionals to softly wash surfaces that used to require the use of a bulky wash light and inefficient halogen bi-pins.  With the use of the 120˚ MR16 LEDs in bullet/spot lights like the CL-BL21 and CL-BL23 this not only creates a super efficient luminaire but also a very versatile one.
ClaroLux’s CL-BL21 and CL-BL23 also come with many other accessories like honey comb louvers, colored lens (green, red, amber, metal halide, mercury vapor), etc.    In the past if you were to use a wash light to softly illuminate a surface you would be limited to just how bright you wanted the luminaire to be.  Now, with the introduction of the 120˚ MR16 from Brilliance LED, this opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for outdoor lighting designers and professionals.

ClaroLux is excited to be one of the first landscape lighting manufacturers to offer the 4W, 5W and 7W 120˚ MR16 LEDs from Brilliance.

Surge Protectors Are A Must For Your LED Landscape Lighting System

Just like our electrical appliances and computers at home that need surge protectors in case of lightning or electrical storms, so do your outdoor LED luminaires and LED landscape lighting systems.

The arrival of LEDs in the outdoor landscape lighting industry opened the door to new opportunities for highly efficient lighting solutions. LEDs have made it possible to light our homes, landscapes, and other outdoor living areas more efficiently with a much longer lifespan. It has allowed manufacturers like ClaroLux to develop and create landscape lighting products that provide high performance luminaries like never before.

Low voltage LEDs are built with sensitive electronic components that need to be protected against electrical noise sometime called electromagnetic interference (EMI). Because these low voltage landscape LED luminaires are installed outside in harsh electrical outdoor environments these sensitive electronic components MUST be protected to avoid early failure.

What are we protecting our LED luminaires from?

It is important to protect your LED landscape lighting systems from high energy electrical discharges that are transmitted to the landscape lighting luminaire itself or into the electrical grid network. The high energy electrical discharges consist of electrical noise created by other electrical devices that are connected on the same electrical network like HID ballast, or industrial equipment-like motors. A discharge can also be created by electrical flashes, lightning striking nearby electrical networks or buildings and transferring high electrical energy to the luminaires. Depending on where the luminaires are connected on the electrical distribution grid or depending on the geographical location (ie: Tampa Bay known as the lightning city) equipment might be at high risk of failure if there is no surge protector.

How do surge protectors work?

Surge protection devices, also known as SPDs, consist of well-designed assemblies of electronic components, including Metal Oxide Varistor (MOV). ClaroLux recommends connecting the SPD at the very first stage of the luminaire’s power input, the transformer.  The SPD will get the hit first and react rapidly. It detects the abnormal voltage and starts conducting current in order to capture the high energy surge. This is known as “clamping action”. It will bring the voltage back to typical normal level and redirect the high energy surge away from the sensitive components, to the SPD. Since the surge is not redirected to the ground, MOVs inside the SPD made up of a ceramic mass of zinc oxide grain packed between 2 metal plates will start digging and eliminating the surge energy. The higher the rating in energy ( Kjoules) for the SPD, the more energy it will be able to take and the longer it will last over time.

What Surge Protection Device (SPD) does ClaroLux recommend for their 12V LED landscape lighting systems?

Surge Protectors for landscapeSPDs are high energy and high peak current surge protection devices that are designed for electrical immunity in worst possible outdoor locations or scenarios.  When buying and installing outdoor LED luminaires, it is imperative that ClaroLux’s LED lighting systems be equipped with a high-quality surge protecting device.  One SPD that requires no hard wiring and is fairly inexpensive is the Tripp Lite UltraBlok Isobar Plug-In Surge Protection Device.

Isobar’s unique protection system combines large torroidal chokes, HF/VHF capacitors and multiple metal oxide varistors that remove high-level surges and EMI/RFI interference. UltraBlok offers 2 outlets arranged with standard wall socket spacing in a cordless direct plug-in format. Mounting tabs allow permanent connection via a duplex switchplate screw. Surge suppression rated at 1410 joules/48,000 amps offers high-grade protection. Diagnostic LEDs confirm power availability, line fault and protection status. Lifetime warranty with $10,000 Ultimate Lifetime connected equipment Insurance (USA & Canada Only).

Specifications of the Tripp Lite UltraBlok 428 Plug-In SPD:  

• Output capacity: 1800 watts • AC suppression: 1410 joules • Clamping voltage: 140V RMS • AC suppression response time: Less than 1 nanosecond • EMI/RFI filtering: up to 80 dB • Dimensions: 4″ H x 2-1/2″ W x 2-1/2″ D. Certifications: • UL1449 1998 Rev. (AC Suppression) • UL1283 (EMI Filter) • cUL / CSA (Canada) • Exceeds IEEE 587 category A&B specifications.

Manufacturer’s Part #: IGRM519423