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How would be the best way to light this sign? I have mounted lights at ground level for signs but they were signs low to the ground.
This sign is about 12-15' high.

Actually, he just wants the top sign focused on as the "ice" sign isn't his.
He just wants the "auto sales" one lit up.

The last low to the ground sign I did, I replaced a mercury vapor uplight with a LED spot.

Would it be better to somehow mount the light on the posts since it's so high up? Or is there a ground mounted light that would reach that far up and still focus on the top sign?

You can see from one of the pics there is power at the sign. It is just 120V though so I'm limited to that voltage.




 

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run pvc or rigid up to the top of the ice sign and put up lights there?
 

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run pvc or rigid up to the top of the ice sign and put up lights there?
I hope you meant on the post and not on the "ice" sign.
Because......
The sign is just a thin piece of sheet metal

and... the owner of the "ice" sign, probably wouldn't like me mounting lights on his sign and hiding it!:no:

Oh, forgot to mention, he wants lights on both sides of the sign.
 

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I would personally run up the one post put a box and shoot across to the other side and put 2 lights on 45 degree angle on each bottom corner.
 

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I figured you would just put a box in there in case it wasn't enough on the two corners, to save yourself from cutting one in after the fact.
Thanks, any suggestions on the type of lights? He wants both sides of the sign lit. He's open to LED, but don't know if he would spring for four of them though.
 

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That would work. I guess if he wanted LED bulbs/lamps he could just get the Par type LEDs and screw them in.
Screw in lights pointing up? That could have some problems.
 

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Screw in lights pointing up? That could have some problems.
Pointing up like that I would use the sealed flood lights

These are LED, and not a bad price:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lithonia...le-Head-FloodLight-OLFL-14-PE-BZ-M4/203839087
Good point, I guess I had the gooseneck light that pointed down on my mind.

Those lights in the link have the photo cell built in. They would need to be bypassed as the customer said he wanted all the lights to come on at the same time. I've never seen two lights with their own cell come on at exactly the same time.:no:
 

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Good point, I guess I had the gooseneck light that pointed down on my mind.

Those lights in the link have the photo cell built in. They would need to be bypassed as the customer said he wanted all the lights to come on at the same time. I've never seen two lights with their own cell come on at exactly the same time.:no:
I was just showing them as an example I'm sure you could get them without and just wire a photo eye somewhere before the first light
 
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