Exterior Light Fixtures

Update 06/06/2013: The original front/side exterior light fixtures are no longer available (rear light fixtures are still available).

Repaint Existing Light Fixtures

If you want to repaint your existing light fixtures please use Rust-Oleum Expresso (brown), satin finish, spray paint which can be purchased at Home Depot. You will have to take the fixtures down and remove the glass before you spray them.

New Standard Light Fixtures

Any homeowners wishing to replace their exterior lights must replace them with one from the new standards.  The following new light fixtures were approved by Reston Association on 3/8/2011 and 3/7/2018.

All light fixtures can be found online or can be purchased locally at:

Lamps Unlimited 
1362 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22010
703-827-0090, www.lampsunlimitedmclean.com

Or go to their store, order and pick the fixtures up from there or you can have them ship the fixtures directly to your house. They will provide a two year warrantyon your light fixtures.

Front/Side Light Fixtures:
Please read this information before selecting a new new light fixture if you live in an interior unit townhouse.The front and side (for end units) light fixtures are no longer available.  The original light fixture had a very small backing making it very difficult to find a suitable replacement.  The following 4 choices are approved for use in our community; HOWEVER, read each one carefully as not ALL are suitable for ALL homes.  This is because the original lights in some of the homes (specifically 1680 – 1686 Waterhaven Drive) were installed up against the protruding brick and in some cases the protruding brick had to be cut in order to get them to fit.  This significantly limited the choices of replacement lights.  The following picture depicts the issue with the protruding brick:
Light Fixture #1:
Light fixture #1 will work on all end units.  It will NOT work for 1680-1686 Waterhaven Drive.  It MAY work for all other interior units; however, you will need to measure your clearance to see if the back plate will fit.  The end units have more clearance as the lights are not mounted above the garage door where the protruding brick is located.Maxim
Craftsman Collection
Model #:  MAX 4054 HOBU  (online search for “4054HOBU”)
Size: 16 ½” H x 9” W x 10-1/2” D
Finish: Burnished Amber
Cost: approx $115.00
Light Fixture #2:
St. Moritz 1
Model: AC8631BZ Outdoor Light
Size: 12.5″ H x 7.5″ W 7.5″ Length 7.5″
Finish: Bronze
Cost: $161.00
Light Fixture #3:
Harveston Manor
Model: 8722-A615B  (E26 socket w/ regular 100w bulb)
Size: 14.75″ H x 9″ W 7.5″
Finish: Dorian Bronze
Cost: $169.95
Rear Light Fixtures (Fixture#4):
The rear light fixtures are still readily available. If a homeowner wishes to replace the rear light fixtures, they must be replaced with the same as the original.
Light Fixture #4:
Light fixture # 4 will work on all end units, and all interior units.  It is the ONLY light fixture that will work at 1680 – 1686 Waterhaven Drive.  It is the same as the existing rear light fixtures:Kichler
Model # KIC-9611OZ  (online search for “9611OZ”)
5” W X 8.5” H, 1- 60W MED (This is a very small light fixture)
4.5” Back plate
Solid Brass, Clear Class
Olde Bronze
Cost approx: $20