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Old 08-03-2013, 11:51 PM
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Outside Spot Light Wire

Hello,
I am putting in my sprinklers (thanks to all the help on that).

I want to put in at the same time as I have trenches open wire for spot lighting.

I am not ready to put the lighting in yet, heck I haven't had a chance to design anything out in that respect yet.

I know I am mostly looking for some scalability. I know I will want at least 8 spot lights, maybe a few more. I am guessing I will need a fairly high powered transformer, like 300W.

I know the longest part of the run is going to be up to 275 feet and then there may be some lateral lines at 20-30 feet each.

Would it make sense to go with a 12 gauge wire at this stage?
Is one wire enough?


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Old 08-04-2013, 02:44 AM
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So been studying this more.

Seems like we will want 8 tree lights, 2 central lights and some driveway spot lights. So I will come up with a design and repost question.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:53 AM
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Use the sites search engine for lighting calculators. Some of the manufacturers have them available at no cost.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:47 PM
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Lighting Plan

Here is a plan I have put together

I am now assuming I will need two transformers

My main concerns are

1) On the more extensive run, my wire is going to go something like 350FT+, I am not sure what gauge wire to use
2) I don't know what size wattage each light will have, if I go LED I assume it will be much less.

I will definitely do a search like you suggested
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:12 PM
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One thing I have figured out is that my total wattage requirements Shouldn't exceed 100w per transformer so if I assume 150w transformer I think I will have plenty

This is predicated on the assumption I go all LED which I plan to do.

I am basing this on the Malibu stuff at Home Depot
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:27 PM
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Try posting these question's in the landscape lighting forum. Those guy's know what they are doing.
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:39 AM
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Thanks

Will do - hopefully they wont kick me down here
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