What kind of mounts are used for putting a security light fixture at the top
of a post of a 10-ft "hurricane" fence with barbed wire atop (not razor
Is there a standard replacement for the "acorn" tops of these posts that are
used for attaching a light? Or is it just a custom job?
Paul Conners wrote in
Depends on what kind of light fixture you are using. HID floods can be
ordered with a knuckle to fit directly over the end of the pipe, assuming
it is one of a few standard sizes. Properly powering the fixture is not
going to be simple since these are designed for lamp standards and you
won't have the wiring inside your fence posts. You could bolt a length of
flat bar to a cast fixture box and hoseclamp it to the top of your posts if
you want to use $29 hardware store motion lights.
Try Google terms "light fixture" with "slipfitter" or "tenon" for ideas on
lights that mount on lamp standards.
Most likely going to be a custom jobbie, but you might get lucky.
This is why they invented welding...
Pipe used for fence posts usually doesn't correspond with the Tubing
sizes used for light standards. The only exception, 2-1/2" pipe is
slightly under the 3" nominal OD for light-duty lighting standards.
All the "fence conversions" I've dealt with use standard fence top
caps with a hole drilled for the light stem, and double locknuts to
secure. And every one has had lights that get loose easily and spin
to where they want in severe winds.
The best move is to go back 5 to 10 feet and put up a dedicated light
standard. Let the fence be a fence and keep the baddies out, and the
post light it up. And you don't have to worry about the barbed wire
when changing the lamps.
I need to replace my outdoor motion sensor lights.
Actually, I just need the sensors on several.
Last time I tried to find quality equipment but had nothing to assure me
of what i was getting.
So where does one find high-quality motion-sensors that will last?
Recommended brands or models?
Don't hijack USENET threads.
You'll get better responses if you start your own thread.
If you're not sure how to do this:
1. don't "Reply" to a message -- that's a sure way to have it appear in the
middle of this thread (the definition of "hijack"). Instead, create a New
message and ask your question.
And by the way, this is your FIRST post to this newsgroup, and it has
nothing to do with the subject. And it's crossposted.
And you did not even have the courtesy to precede the subject line with
I guess you probably have a problem with top-posting also?
Paul C>> I need to replace my outdoor motion sensor lights.