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Washington State Natural Basalt Column Lights

Because stone is a natural for the garden. Earthy and elegant, these are nature’s own naturally formed columns. Millions of years ago as this basaltic magma cooled, it formed unusual five- and six-sided columns that are now exposed in geologic formations in northeastern Washington state. We hand-select them for size, color, and interest, and fit them with our hand-hammered copper lights and detailing. Effective, functional light glows from beneath the copper sconce, illuminating the column’s unique characteristics, and lighting your pathway, stairs, entry, or garden. These column lights look great in almost any landscape from New England through the Southwest and, of course, in their native Pacific Northwest.

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Washington State Natural Columnar Basalt: This amazing rock requires no carving, hewing, or splitting; nature has done all the work! Colors shade from ochre and umbers to rich browns with black accents, highlighting the irregular yet specific form of these basalt columns. They naturalize in the landscape like timeless sentinels. The addition of the copper sconce and details enhances this effect. The copper detailing forms a stem-like pattern that contains and conceals the wire leading up to our hand-hammered copper sconce. Our Washington artisans inset the copper in the column by hand. This takes an eye for sculpture and design, creating a unique piece with a personal touch.

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Copper: Our lamp sconces are locally made of hand-hammered, “weighty” copper, which can be left to weather naturally or given a patina finish to look old sooner with a soft-green, verdigris color.

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Sizes: We select these columns in two size ranges, from 3540 inches high (Standard), and 5060 inches (Tall). Width varies from 48 inches.

Illumination: 12 volt lamping using an 18-watt or lower wedge-based incandescent light. This design features a functional, effective, warm-toned light, which illuminates a 225° sector 12 feet or more in diameter around the post.

Night-Sky-Friendly: All our lights are night-sky-friendly. This means that the light shines where you need it: toward the ground on paths, entries, and stairs, but not into your eyes, or your neighbor’s, and not into the sky to waste electricity and obscure the stars. All our lights use UL-approved electrical components, and they all meet or exceed the code requirements that many cities have adopted to limit outdoor light pollution.

Mounting: These come drilled with a steel mounting rod.

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