Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-08-2013, 01:58 PM
grassmasterswilson grassmasterswilson is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: nc
Posts: 3,230
Solar powered lighting

I'm looking into lifting for my personal home. We just did the landscape and its not mature yet.

I'm a lawn guy and wondered if solar powered lightin. Was worth it? I've got plenty of sun and would like to try it myself.

If it works can you tell me some good brands? Where to purchase?
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-08-2013, 04:48 PM
bcg bcg is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Tx
Posts: 1,776
Don't waste your money.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-08-2013, 05:46 PM
Lite4's Avatar
Lite4 Lite4 is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 2,955
What is currently available in solar should not even be classified as lighting. It's nothing but a gimmick by the big box stores.
__________________


Tim Ryan
Lite4 Outdoor Lighting
www.lite-4.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-08-2013, 08:32 PM
starry night's Avatar
starry night starry night is online now
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ohio's North Coast
Posts: 2,062
Quite the gimmick !! I am amazed (and nauseated) by the amount of those lights flying off the shelves. There seems to be a never-ending supply of suckers.
__________________
Phil Bauer
Starry Night Lighting


"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine."
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-08-2013, 09:58 PM
Mark B's Avatar
Mark B Mark B is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Burlington/Buxton N.C
Posts: 986
Hey grass, if you are close by I will be more then happy to give you a price on doing your lights. I'm in Mebane..
__________________
Click the like button...
www.facebook.com/wuzworthit



Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-08-2013, 10:44 PM
Classic Lighting's Avatar
Classic Lighting Classic Lighting is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 342
I concur with what others have said. Running electrical wire is the only way to have an acceptable lighting system.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-09-2013, 04:33 AM
rbljack rbljack is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 535
ill admit that I tried two of the brightest solar spotlights I could find, and they are marginally bright. But at 50 bucks, they are hardly worth it.

The smaller stuff is not even lighting, its an accent. I also don't like the white light provided by the LEDs. Its not as warm and inviting as a low voltage system in my opinion.
__________________
Equipment:
2000 Chevy 3/4 Ton Long Bed 4x4
6.5x12 Dual Ramp Trailer
2012 21" Honda HRC-216 mower
2013 Exmark Commercial 30#1
2013 Exmark Commercial 30#2
2014 Exmark Lazer Z S Series EFI 52
Mclane 25" Reel Mower
2010 Husqvarna 21" mower
2008 Stihl FS250R Trimmer
2010 Stihl FS90R Trimmer
200? Stihl FC75 Edger
2013 Stihl BR 600 Blower
2013 Stihl HS81 t Hedge Trimmer
2014 Stihl SH 86 C E Blower Vac
2014 Stihl KM130R edger and trimmer shafts
200? Billy Goat AE550 Core Aerator
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-14-2013, 02:53 PM
grassmasterswilson grassmasterswilson is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: nc
Posts: 3,230
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark B View Post
Hey grass, if you are close by I will be more then happy to give you a price on doing your lights. I'm in Mebane..
Thanks. I'm east of Raleigh so it's about 2-3 hours from you. Not close enough I would think.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:26 PM.

Page generated in 0.07486 seconds with 9 queries