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Fox 8 News – Made In NC – ClaroLux Landscape Lighting

Fox 8 News - Made In NC Clarolux Landscape Lighting

GREENSBORO, N.C. — One of the most popular upgrades for people to add to their homes is landscape lighting, and one brand that′s getting a lot of attention is Greensboro-based ClaroLux Landscape Lighting.

“My dad one time said, ′son, I don′t really understand what you do,′” said Brian Groat of ClaroLux. “We installed lights on his house and he called me a few days later and said, ′oh I get it, it′s so much nicer to come home to a house that′s well lit.′”

This is not the type of lighting you′ll find at home improvement stores — this is professional grade — with low voltage, energy efficient LEDs. Instead of using cast metal, they machine their parts from solid bar stock lights that are designed and built to last a lifetime.

ClaroLux imported their lights for about ten years, then decided to make a change. They set up a new factory in Greensboro, bought sophisticated computer controlled machining equipment, and hired enough employees to start production.

“it just makes you feel better knowing that you′re keeping money in our country,” Groat said. “I can say that based on experience, because it wasn′t very long ago that we were wiring hundreds of thousands of dollars to China to import our product. Now all that money stays right here”.

To learn more about ClaroLux click here.

LED Landscape Bollard Lights

ClaroLux’s® new LED steel landscape bollard lights provide light shadow art creating dramatic nighttime designs on any landscape surface.  Not only do the light bollards create beautiful shadow art but they also create focal points that add to any landscape lighting system.  By day they are yard art and by night their light patterns and designs become the central focal point of any landscape.

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Picture provided by Brandon Brice with Red River Lights, in Shreveport, LA.

The CorTen rusted steel LED light bollards come in 9 different standard designs and 6 different standard sizes.  If ClaroLux’s® standard designs and sizes aren’t what you are looking for then ClaroLux’s manufacturing team can create any design, shape, or size light bollard you desire.  ClaroLux® also offers stainless steel and powder coated aluminum LED light bollards.  The stainless steel light bollards are perfect for coastal environments within 30 miles of the coast.

ClaroLux’s® steel bollards are constructed of US grade, solid CorTen Steel. CorTen is a weathering steel.  It is a corrosion resistant steel, that left uncoated develops an outer layer patina.  This patina protects the steel from additional corrosion.  As the CorTen steel luminaire rusts over time it will add beautiful artistic elements to your landscape design night and day.

The bollard lights feature a bi-pin socket which can accept any BrillianceLED bi-pin or MR16 LED. The open-air fixture design allows for maximize heat dissipation of the LED. ClaroLux’s® Light Bollards are truly revolutionary and manufactured in the USA.  All ClaroLux Landscape Lighting® CorTen and Stainless Steel bollard lights come with ClaroLux’s exclusive Lifetime Warranty. For more information please give us a call today!

ClaroLux Landscape Lighting Systems® – Proudly Made In The USA!

One of Texas’ Best Landscape Liters Takes To The Air

Joel Mayor, owner of Texas Outdoor Lighting, took to the air to show off a few of his recent landscape lighting projects in Austin, Texas.  As you can see, Joel’s background as a US Navy Airman still comes out from time to time.   The videos below show when it comes to landscape lighting, Texas Outdoor Lighting, is one of the best in Texas.

On this particular project Joel used ClaroLux’s SWL1-III specialty wash lights with Brilliance’s 2W Beacon LEDs to illuminate the long winding walkway leading up to the beautiful Texas estate.  The home was illuminated by ClaroLux’s BL23-III brass bullet lights with Brilliance’s 5W 2700k LED 60˚ MR16s to give the home a soft appealing glow.  The estates beautifully landscaped areas were moonlit by ClaroLux’s TL24-III brass tree lights with Brilliance’s 7W 3000k LED 30˚ MR16s.  The owner of the estate wanted an elegant, softly illuminated, resort style feeling at night and Texas Outdoor Lighting nailed it.

Texas Outdoor Lighting’s team created many different levels of light on the low country log cabin by using ClaroLux’s BL23-III brass LED bullet lights strategically mounted throughout the cabin.  The owner wanted to show off the incredible craftsmanship of not only the home but all of the grounds.  Texas Outdoor Lighting created one of the best projects of 2015 by going above an beyond what the homeowner ever imagined.

When it comes to creating nighttime master pieces Texas Outdoor Lighting is one of the best in the business.  Creating nighttime oasis’ takes skill and Joel Mayor and his team have exactly what it takes to give you the exact look you are going for when it comes to your nighttime scenery.  Please visit their website for more info on how they can help you light up your property at night; www.texasoutdoorlighting.com.

Texas Outdoor Lighting – Your Landscape Lighting Specialist.

ClaroLux’s® New WFL26 LED Wash Light

The Charlotte WFL26-III brass LED wash light is among the most versatile in ClaroLux’s® line of high quality, high performance landscape LED luminaires. It is also one of the smallest luminaires that ClaroLux® has to offer.  Unlike many of the square Chinese mini-wash light fixtures that have flooded the landscape lighting world, the Charlotte has a unique form and function allowing its sleek silhouette to blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape.  But do not let the size of the luminaire fool you; it packs a big punch!  The WFL26 mini-wash light has a higher lumen output when compared to its Chinese competitors due to its innovative design.

ClaroLux's WF26 LED Wash Light vs Unique's Stellar
ClaroLux’s new brass WFL26-III Wash Light is hands down the best compact brass LED wash light on the market. See how it compared to the Unique’s Stellar brass wash light above. More and more people across the country are demanding a USA made product and the results above show why.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The WFL26 mini-wash light is machined from solid brass bar stock, assembled with stainless steel hardware and sealed with two silicone o-rings.  This 12-Volt fixture is as durable as it is magnificent.  The wash light has several patented features like a 180˚, built-in, adjustable reflector shield.  This gives the WFL26 not only the ability to soften the light output but also the ability to shield the light glare. The Charlotte also has an optional frosted glass lens available for purchase.  See how the light output of the WFL26 compared to Unique’s Stellar brass wash light below.

ClaroLux's WFL26 vs Unique's Stellar Photometrics
The results of the test showed that ClaroLux’s WFL26 had a much cleaner, crisper light due to the design and reflective properties of the luminaire. The Unique’s Stellar brass wash light performed well but the light output was not near as crisp and clean looking as the WFL26. The Stellar had less light spread and the color of the light was hendered by the design of the fixture.

 

 

ClaroLux’s WFL26 wash light is proudly designed, manufactured and assembled in the USA exclusively by ClaroLux, LLC® and backed by their Lifetime Warranty.  Don’t settle for inexpensive Chinese imports that will only cause you headaches down the road; use the best, ClaroLux Landscape Lighting Systems®.

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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ClaroLux’s BL23 New Stationary Socket With Cooling Fins

Stationary Socket BL23Since ClaroLux’s® inception the BL23’s internal components were composed of a stainless steel spring and a floating copper beryllium MR16 stationary socket with stainless steel clips.  With the creation of the BL23’s little brother, the BL21 compact bullet light, the stainless steel spring was passed down to the BL21 and a new era has begun with the BL23.

The BL23 has now received all new internals which includes a billet aluminum socket with cooling fins.  This not only holds the lamp in place but also helps with heat dissipation.  The BL23 is now in a league of its own.  To learn more about the BL23 please click here.

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.

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.

Custom, High-End, Copper Landscape Lighting Fixtures

ClaroLux® has emerged as one of the leaders in the high-end, custom copper landscape lighting fixtures business.  Not only are all of their products made right here in the USA but ClaroLux® also offers custom designs and colors for special projects.  With every landscape lighting project being unique, ClaroLux® has emerged as the go to source for specification grade outdoor lighting fixtures.

Architects are now choosing ClaroLux® for ClaroLux - USA Custom Copper Landscape Lighting Fixtures Manufacturercustom stained copper fixtures and custom powder coated fixtures to match the paint on the surrounding estate.  Every project has its unique properties and ClaroLux is there to help fill the need for these custom landscape lighting fixtures.

Recently, ClaroLux® was involved on a large 500+ light project in Tampa, Florida.  The estate was 100+ years old with copper accents that required the new copper landscape lighting fixtures to be stained to look as if they have been on the property for many years.  ClaroLux® created an environment that created an old world look with newly designed LED landscape lighting fixtures.

If you are in the market for a high-end, custom landscape lighting system, ClaroLux Landscape Lighting® is your answer.  No one beats our quality or craftsmanship!

ClaroLux – Landscape Lighting Fixtures That Are Proudly Manufactured In Greensboro, NC, USA.

Bringing Our Production Back to the USA!

ClaroLux brings production Back to the USAClaroLux is bringing our production back to the USA! This is the first die our new machine shop foreman, Jeremy Pegram, made today!  This will be one of many dies we will use to make our light fixture components.  The die shown is our CL-AL1-II and CL-AL1-III top that will be spun on our new CNC spinning lathe.

 

Die made by ClaroLux coming Back to the USAClaroLux is very close to moving all of its manufacturing out of its facility in China and back to Greensboro, NC, USA. We take pride in our products and not many people in our industry today can say that their products were “Proudly made in the USA!!!

Products that are made in the USA are on the rise.  ClaroLux saw this trend in the later part of 2011 and begun taking the appropriate steps to bring its production home.  Over the past two years ClaroLux and its design team have been going through the entire ClaroLux line, from top to bottom, trying to see how they can make their products better.  At ClaroLux we are always trying to stay ahead of the curve and we feel with this move we will once again be leading the industry to an entirely new level of quality.

When you are in the market looking for a quality lighting system that is going to withstand the test of time, make sure that you are buying the best…

ClaroLux Landscape Lighting – A System That Lasts A Lifetime…Guaranteed!  High-end, US Made, Landscape Lighting Products.