Help, where can I get hubs

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by 3D-Designs, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. 3D-Designs

    3D-Designs LawnSite Member
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    I tried a search on here to no avail. What hubs do you recommend and where online can I get them? Thanks in advance.

    Tim
     
  2. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    There are a few manufacturers who make hubs for lighting. Unique and CAST come to mind right away. Many guys simply use an irrigation valve box for their hubs. Not sure you will find lighting hubs online. Oh, perhaps www.landscapelightingworld.com has them.

    Best of luck.
     
  3. Classic Lighting

    Classic Lighting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 481

    I just bought a case of Cast hubs for about $75.00.
    Valve box???? I'll remember that for future jobs. Good advise.
     
  4. 3D-Designs

    3D-Designs LawnSite Member
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    How many are in a case? Would you like to reveal the source?

    Thanks,
    Tim
     
  5. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,102

    Guys, can we please keep all references to component costs (dollars) off this forum? This is a public forum and is not the place to be discussing trade prices etc. There is a 'sticky note' to this effect at the top of the thread list.

    Regards
     
  6. Classic Lighting

    Classic Lighting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 481

    Your right. I apoligize. It never crossed my mind when I posted. I'll be more careful in the future.

    Les
     
  7. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    We used to use the cast spider splice hubs. Real nice looking and well built. They are a bit tight however.

    When we do decide to use a hub we now use either the unique ones (we pile these up when we buy 6 packs of fixtures) or as James said a regular valve box works really well. Plenty of room in there and they are easy to conceal.

    We have gotten away from using hubs alot and this allows us to use less wire thus wasting less power.
     
  8. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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    We have 4 different style Hubs ranginf from small to large and haev inline fusing with otu without. For a distributor in your area contact Clark Webb 832.334.8545 he can tell you where in the DFW area youc an puchase them.

    Here are the links to our Hub's page. Unique is the innovator of the Hub and the Hub method!

    http://www.uniquelighting.com/product_pages/Satellite_hub.htm

    http://www.uniquelighting.com/product_pages/Equalizer_hub.htm

    http://www.uniquelighting.com/product_pages/GalaxyHub.htm

    http://www.uniquelighting.com/product_pages/intelli_hub.htm

    The Intelli-Hub has the best connection out of all of them. It allows for a larger connection and is very well sealed!!
     
  9. Alan B

    Alan B Sponsor
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    James,

    Thank you for the plug.

    Unique is the creator of the hub system and I admire their continual quest for innovation. A notable difference between our VoltPro hub and the other hubs on the market is this:
    -Our hubs are sealed units that are above ground. This keeps the hub compartment dry, clean, and what we feel is a better environment for connections.
    -By being above ground they are easy to check, find and service.
    -They are brown (and blend in well to mulch), fairly small (4"D x 5" T), have 8 rubber sealed ports on the sides where cable can enter, and has a ground stake on the bottom so you do not have to dig a hole (faster install, easier to move, doesn't get covered, keeps connections in dry, clean compartment).
    -They come with 2 silicon sealed, strain relief connectors as extra added protection (Blazing LVL 9500 DBR).

    Contractors of course get wholesale pricing making them what we believe is the best hub that is also the least expensive.

    Sincerely,

    Alan
     
  10. irrigation man

    irrigation man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    we use these all the time and they blend into the beds great plus you can work on the wires with some room to get your hand around they are cheap as well pm me and i can tell you where we get them they will ship sleeves of them direct to plus freight
     

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