Do you wire landscape lighting or call an electrician

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by B16bri, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. B16bri

    B16bri LawnSite Member
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    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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  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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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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  3. B16bri

    B16bri LawnSite Member
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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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  4. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
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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.
     
  5. B16bri

    B16bri LawnSite Member
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    Im from Connecticut
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  6. steveparrott

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    CT is super-strict - you need a license (see types) to work on low-voltage.
     
  7. BeachysLawn

    BeachysLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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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.
     
  8. steveparrott

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  9. BeachysLawn

    BeachysLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
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    Thanks, Steve
     
  10. B16bri

    B16bri LawnSite Member
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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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