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Old 07-18-2012, 08:35 PM
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Thank you to all my forum friends

On February 7, 2011 I started this thread:
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=339467

Little did I know the journey I had ahead of me. Thanks to all of you guys for your inspiration and technical advice.

I remember one member saying that lighting would overtake my other landscaping interests. That it has. After moving to a new market, I decided to concentrate only on landscape and architectural lighting, giving up general landscaping.

Here are a couple photos of the home that we built -- one daytime and a couple at night with my lighting.

It's a free-speech forum here so I can't tell you NOT to comment but I don't want to be patronized nor do I need heavy criticism.
Tips for my future work are welcome.

I know it's fairly good for a novice pro but I also am able to recognize the defects in the lighting and in the representation of it in the photos.

Again, I am grateful to you all for getting me started in this new phase of my profession.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:34 PM
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:20 AM
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Phil,

Your home and Lighting looks very nice.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:22 PM
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Looks Great Phil! One tip to try, put some frosted glass lenses on your MR16's that are grazing the stone walls of the house. It will minimize beam patterns and hot spots and I believe you will be very happy with the overall softening of the light.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:17 PM
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Thanks Tim. You know how so many on this forum say "it doesn't look that bright in person." I already put in frosted lenses for this purpose (before the photo was taken.) I might be grazing from a little too far out --about 19 or 20 inches. What do you think?
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:42 PM
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Distance away from a wall is always a personal preference, but I like to keep about 12" between the wall and the front edge of the fixture so the wash doesn't get too flat. However, getting this close means lensing is important because of greater incidence of beam lines and hot spots.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:52 PM
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What watt bulb did u use on the small eve gutter mount?
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:34 PM
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Muddy, If you are talking about over the front entrance, those are 10w halogen. Most of the fixtures have LEDs, but I haven't found an LED that I like for the small wash fixtures.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:41 PM
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I love the house but the lighting is a little hot in the corners. I do want you to know that I have never done any landscape lighting so not a pro opinion, but I have done alot of stage lighting which carries alot of the same ideas. The hot spots could be the camera's white balance is off a little.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:42 PM
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Starry what guttermount fixture are you using
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