View Full Version : First design

06-15-2007, 11:23 PM
I was going through some old pics and found these, my wife already had them set up on photobucket to show someone else. This was the the first yard I ever did the design on. I know the pics are not great but hey what do you want for the first time.
The lights aren't really as bright as they look in most of the pics. All of the bulbs are either 20W or 35W the camera just wasn't set right.







06-15-2007, 11:26 PM
We have added to the design over years with new plants being added and some other changes to the yard. Her final set up had 2 1500 watt, 1 900 watt, 1 600 watt and several 30 watt transformers running a single light. The whole thing except for the 600 watt runs on X-10 pro.
The 600 watt runs just the sitting area and is turned on and off by a wall switch.

David Gretzmier
06-17-2007, 12:01 AM
Looks nice, I like the 4th picture, I think those are holly bushes or similar evergreen. you did pretty good with those, I am working on one now with three hollys, they are hard to up light. I always seem to need a few more fixtures than I bid once I get on the jobsite. I just can't stop myself.

with the transformers you are running on this job, it doesn't sound like you put the brakes on any lights- you've got what, 4500 watts of transformer out there? that's alot of juice.

06-17-2007, 12:20 AM
It started as 1 1500 Watt on either side of the house, the 600 watt by the sitting area so she could seperate the lights from the rest of the yard, and a few 30 watt transformers.

Then she added more landscaping and more tree's and then more tree's etc. So one 1500 Watt maxed out and we added the 900 watt to pick up the rest of the additions. She is only at about 1/2 capacity on the 900 and the second 1500 is probably only running about 3/4 capacity.

06-17-2007, 04:47 AM
Pictures look great! You did well.

06-17-2007, 10:58 AM
Thanks. This was done a couple years ago. I wish all of my jobs were this large.