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Old 01-20-2014, 10:49 PM
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Do you wire landscape lighting or call an electrician

Hey guys when it comes to wiring the lights and the transformers do you mess with the 120 volt side or do you call an electrician for the customer ?
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:49 PM
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Most transformers plug in.

If I need it hard wired def calling electrician. Most states require that
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:13 PM
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Even so even if it all plugs in and it's a low voltage system by code can you install the system for a customer or do you need to have someone with and electrical or low voltage license do it legally I mean.
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:55 PM
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Even so even if it all plugs in and it's a low voltage system by code can you install the system for a customer or do you need to have someone with and electrical or low voltage license do it legally I mean.
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Licensing requirements, if any, vary by state. We have forum members who will be able to advise you if you tell us what state you are in.
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:57 PM
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Im from Connecticut
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:49 AM
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CT is super-strict - you need a license (see types) to work on low-voltage.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:58 AM
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What about low voltage licensing in VA?

I just started looking into this a little bit but haven't done any research yet. My dad's a Master Electrician and my wife's father and brother are are as well. I know what I'm doing around electricity but haven't ever worked with low voltage lighting at all.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:00 PM
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Check CAST Lighting's low voltage licensing info by state.
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:37 PM
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Thanks, Steve
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Old 01-21-2014, 03:15 PM
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IDE like to hear from some landscaping company's from ct what do you do when a customer wants you to install landscape lighting what is your plan of action what do you do do you hire and electrician and charge the customer for it or is there more options
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