View Full Version : My best project to date

Mark B
11-26-2008, 10:19 PM
Well I just finished the best project that I have ever completed. It had 45 fixtures all well lights. (I know some of you do not like well lights.. OH WELL) I had to core drill 13 holes in the hardscapes. As you can see below I had to remove pavers to run the wire. That was the first time ever doing that. I was 4 hrs away from home on top of it all. This was a real fun project for me. Don't complain all photos were taken with the Iphone. Notice the dewalt radio in the picture.

This is the finished project.

Here is the roughing in part. I drilled through the brick as you can see.


Another roughing in picture. I had to go under the pavers that are in front of the colums


Here is one that is close to the front door.


Here is one of the back yard area.



Just some random pics



I used the black hammer to get the pavers back in place. I used the small matick to get the pavers out. This was a great project for me. I think I have more pics on the phone.

11-26-2008, 10:42 PM
Nice job to have, how mcuh did you charge, what region of the country, if you don't mind me asking.

Mark B
11-26-2008, 10:45 PM
It was in Myrtle Beach, SC

11-26-2008, 11:01 PM
Great work. get a nice camera and reshoot.

11-26-2008, 11:10 PM
Im ok with well lights, but NEVER in the beds...Otherwise looks good. Also, (im guessing it wasnt in the budget) but palm trees look the best with the lights on both sides. JMO

Mark B
11-27-2008, 12:08 AM
I agree with 2 lights on each palms. There were already well lights on a smaller lighting system. So I that is one reason I went with them. Since I'm not from that area. I didn't know that the fire ants like well lights. I can see why bullets would be light of choice in that area. But I like the look of the well lights.

Mike M
11-27-2008, 07:52 AM
Very nice!! The core drilling is cool. Great pics, like Joey says, you need to put them on your website to show people your trick-install stuff.

11-27-2008, 09:10 AM
That is really nice. What a beautiful property to have in your portfolio. It is a great feeling and confidence builder to have that one "best project" so far.

Thanks for posting all the technical install photos.

The Lighting Geek
11-27-2008, 12:50 PM
Very nice job there Sleepy! You will find that this job will help you in many ways, especially marketing. This is a job worth paying to get a professional photo shoot done, IMHO. I had a photographer shoot my first few jobs and it paid off handsomely. It took my creditability to a new level as it will yours and opened doors to even better and more challenging jobs. Good work!

11-27-2008, 01:15 PM
Fantastic job...keep up the great work and post more photos to show off.

11-27-2008, 01:20 PM
Looks really good; nice job.

I agree with the others; get a professional to shoot some photos for you.

12-01-2008, 02:11 PM
Great Job Sleepy!

Elegant Outdoor Lighting
12-01-2008, 05:51 PM
We can tell it is looking good...good pictures will show the layman how nice it is!

12-02-2008, 11:34 AM
I agree get some good pics. That is a beautiful home and it show off handsomely in your portfolio of work. Very technical refit installation working with the existing hardscape. Nice job overcoming the on site challenges.