On your next trip to the Hamptons, on the south shore of Long Island New York, why not plan a little side trip on your way back into Manhattan? About 30 miles to the west you’ll find the sleepy little town of Rockville Center.
When you arrive, you’ll find yourself following in the footsteps of some of the town’s most famous alumni with a summertime stroll. Once twilight arrives make sure you stroll down S. Village Avenue, where you’ll find yourself bathed in the beautiful glow of Primelite’s Gooseneck fixtures #20/850! All 3 dozen of them!
What alumni you may be wondering? Among the famous Rockville Center can claim as its own include; Amy Schumer (comedienne), Sandy Kofax (Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher), Joan Jett (rock musician), Billy Idol (rock singer), Doris Kearns Goodwin (historian, Pulitzer Prize winner), Floyd Patterson (boxer, former Heavyweight Champion of the World), and of course, Howard Stern (Bababooey! Bababooey!) So pick up some Carvel Ice Cream** or a Ralph’s Italian Ice** and enjoy an evening stroll under the stars. And lights!
“Don’t worry…be hoppy and head on down to TJ Finley’s Public House…This place has…over 100 different types of the most quaffable liquids sent from heaven….beers, ales, stouts, abbeys, lagers, mead, and every type of liquor imaginable to man…Seriously…this place is the bomb!” *
Out on the south shore of Long Island New York, in the hamlet of Bay Shore, is a fine establishment called TJ Finelys Public House. It has quite a following and is the place to be on a Saturday nights.
And joining in the celebration is Primelite Gooseneck #20/852. With its stately arched arm, the #20/852 illuminates the patio fun with an inviting welcome to the party. Fine spirits, good food and bright lights. Main Street never looked so good!
This week we’re highlighting the Street Light series, #1271 LED, as our featured fixture. Available in 4 LED configurations – LED40, LED48, LED52 and LED72 *, our LED Street Lights are perfect in many urban, suburban or commercial exterior situation. Commercial and retail buildings, restaurants, office exteriors, parking lots and walkways would all benefit from the cost saving of our LED lights.
Our #1271 LED Street Light adds a sophisticated and classic silhouette to any exterior installation, fits any of our 3″ posts and includes our integrated LED system (iLEDs).
For this weeks #tbtPrimelite we’re highlighting a 1970s Primelite catalog page featuring our “Spanish “D” Lights” Series of pendant & ceiling lights. Original designed in-house and manufactured of wrought iron in our Freeport, NY warehouse, these fixtures were available in some of the most fashionable 1970 colors, including avocado, mustard, earth brown, apple green and burnt orange. Very popular at the time, these fixtures were the height of 1970s suburban home and kitchen elegance!
Our #then&now this week compares our 1970s “Spanish ‘D’ Lights” with Primelite’s current Globe Pendant series. Sleek and modern, our globes are available in clear, smoke and opal and in round, ellipsoid, cube and deco-inspired shapes. (catalog B / page 6A)
Last week was International Dark Sky Week, a week that draws attention to problems associated with light pollution and promoting simple solutions available to mitigate it.
The nighttime environment is a precious natural resource for all life on Earth, but the glow of uncontrolled outdoor lighting has hidden the stars and changed our perception of the night. Until recently, for all of human history, our ancestors experienced a sky brimming with stars – a night sky that inspired science, religion, philosophy, art and literature, including some of Shakespeare’s most famous sonnets.
The natural night sky is our common and universal heritage, yet is rapidly becoming unknown to the newest generations…Experiencing the night sky provides perspective, inspiration, and leads us to reflect on our humanity and place in the universe. The history of scientific discovery and even human curiosity itself is indebted to the natural night sky.*
Primelite is doing our part to help promote dark skies with the release of our LED versions of the “Dark Sky Friendly” street light, #1235. With it’s LEDs nestled in the prismatic top, light faces down while avoiding any uplight lightspill. #1235 is available with either a LED40 (equal to 70w MH) or LED52 (125w MH) and fits any of our 3″ posts.
Together we can work to bring back the sky for future generations
#tbtPrimelite: A trip back in time finds Primelite featuring their line of “Victorian Lights” collection. The collection includes a range of hanging lights incorporating fanciful arms and colorful glass shades. An interior designer’s delight; the decorative arms were available in custom finishes including; Old English Brass, Antique White and Antique Gold. The corresponding glass shades were available in colors including; Green, Honey Amber, Yellow and Champagne Brown.
#tbtPrimelite: This weeks #ThrowbackThursday once again features our “Glamour Globes” from the 1970’s. For use in both interior and exterior applications, our fashion forward globes were heavily influenced by the disco era and were constructed of polycarbonate and embedded with crackle chips creating the metallic finish shown. Available in the fashionable colors of the time, including green, gold, blue, red, and white. These globes were, and still are, the definition of “cool”!
#then&now: Globes! Globes! Globes! A sample of Primelite’s current selection of interior and exterior globe fixtures.
One of our most popular lighting styles, Primelite’s globes are no longer just round! Today Primelite offers globes in many shapes; including cube, ellipsoid, “deco”, and round. While the colorful “Glamour Globe” series is no longer available, we do offer our globes in opal, smoke and clear. Materials range from glass, acrylic, polyethene, polycarbonate and are available in sizes from 6″ to 36″.
This week, Primelite Mfg’s featured LED fixture is the 16″ Globe Post Light #1286-3 LED20. Each acrylic globe comes with 2 x 10 Watt LEDs (2880 lumens). Our globe post lights are perfect for outdoor applications, commercial installations, restaurant exteriors, walkways, parks, parking lots, etc. The globe fixtures fit any of Primelite’s aluminum posts. Further customize your fixture with a choice of 29 powder coated colors. (see color chart).