The Original LytStyx are made of Bamboo, but really could be made of a variety of materials. We chose Bamboo, however, for several reasons:
Bamboo is a Natural and Sustainable Resource
It Grows in over 1000 Species of Shapes and Sizes – Interesting Features
It is Durable and Resists Insects and Disease
No two LytStyx are Alike – Just like People
Bamboo can Painted, Stained, and Dyed in a Variety of Finishes and Colors
Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant in the world
It is Strong yet Flexible… when the wind blows, LytStyx become Kinetic Art”
Bamboo provides a unique Vertical, Lightweight platform for LytStyx.
We harvest “green” Bamboo stems (culms) and then remove the branches and leaves. LytStyx stems are chosen with diameters of ½ in. (1.27 cm) to 1 ½ in. (3.81 cm) at the base which produces “finished” LytStyx of between 3 ft. (91.44 cm) and 20 ft. (609.6 cm). We prep the surface (or leave natural) and apply a variety of finish like paint, stain, and Poly Rubber. For the natural finish, which turns a light-yellow patina over time, we apply clear lacquer or clear Poly Rubber..
LytStyx typical lighting is clear” warm white” LED mini-lights with black, green, or brown wire. We offer bulb lengths of 20, 35, 50, 100, and 200 bulbs.
LytStyx can be anchored in Planters and Urns, but typically are anchored in the earth in a garden or other landscaping feature. They can be anchored individually or in groups of varying bulb counts and heights. At the top of each LytStyx is a mini-ball which prevents injury during unpacking and installation.. Once securely installed and anchored, you're good to go! (Thanks Kevin!)
When people think of mini-lights, they think of Christmas which is when the majority of mini-lights are sold. But increasingly mini-lights are showing up in a variety of bulb, LED, and wire colors. Orange/Purple for Halloween, Red for Valentine’s Day, Green for St. Patrick’s Day, Yellow, Light Purple, Pink for Easter, Red/White/Blue for Summer Holidays, Blue because they just look cool!
All LytStyx are Manufactured in the USA.
We offer installation services in the Greater Philadelphia Area. For DIY Installations, we can ship, or You can Pick up in Valley Forge, PA.
LytStyx look great both day and night... and indoors or outdoors.