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Demo Light Kit

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by mrossirr, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. mrossirr

    mrossirr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Looking for a demo light kit to buy.
     
  2. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,104

    Just make your own. Easier and less expensive, Plus you get more of the components you want. PM me and I'll tell you where to get all the nuts and bolts for it.
     
  3. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
    Posts: 1,941

  4. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,104

    I have a few Kichler spots in there, but I only use them as the last ones out of the box if I need to light a tree. I won't put them on architecture. Everytime I do, the clients hate them. They have an almost purple hue compared to the halogen lamps against light colored surfaces. I carry some illumicare lamps in my bins and can swap in an LED here and there if the client is interested. Around here, power is so inexpensive (around .075/KWH) that the LED investment recoup time is not as fast here as it would be in say Tommy's neck of the woods where it is close to .30/KWH

    However, everything that is installed above 12' is LED. I hate changing out tree down lights every year or two.
     
  5. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 756

    Sorry to chime in, I'm not a light installer but wondering if you use any lights by the brand in-lite? I've used a bunch at my own property, they are great but expensive. I also looked at your picture thread, great stuff, really inspiring, I love lighting but more as hobby, I think it compliments a landscape so well, the difference is "light and day", lol.
     
  6. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,104


    Yes, I have used them several times. They are a nice compact little marker light. The nice thing is that they are 12VAC so they can wire right into your transformer. There is another one called the thumbtack by minimis.

    Here is their HOUZZ page: http://www.houzz.com/photos/1108011...est-landscape-light---outdoor-lighting-austin

    I attached a couple pics shown with the inlite used on steps. Notice the color is a little cooler than the Xelogen lamps on the walls.

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  7. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
    Posts: 1,941

    They have an almost purple hue compared to the halogen lamps against light colored surfaces.

    Oh--that's a significant comment.

    Tim, have you sampled any of the other integrated LED's, like CAST or DGLights?
     
  8. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,104

    To be fair to Kichler, these integrated spots I have are probably 1st or 2nd gen. (4-5 yrs old). I am sure they have made significant improvements and have corrected a lot of things. I just don't care for how flimsy they're knuckles and joints feel and perform.

    I do have some CAST and FX integrated LEDs. I have not yet tested them against a light surface to see color and and smoothness of beam yet. I will say they are both extremely well built. The more I see the FX LED line, the more I am impressed with it. For $471 (retail) on their VolSpatial, they better be well built.

    What are you favoring for LED's at the moment Mike?
     
  9. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
    Posts: 1,941

    No idea, that's why I'm asking you :D

    I will fly out of AK for good this May, so I plan to get back full-time at some point this summer. I like the idea of integrated LED's.

    I will probably rebuild my lighting kit for all LED's.

    See my PM.
     
  10. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,104

    Ha, I just asked when you were coming back in my PM before reading this thread. I'm sure SC will be a welcome relief from the cold.
     

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