History of Low Voltage Outdoor Lighting???

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by NightLightingFX, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. NightLightingFX

    NightLightingFX LawnSite Senior Member
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    For my personal reference and curiosity, I am trying to create a timeline / history of low voltage lighting. This is what I have so far. What other info can you guys give me and is what I have so far right?
    -1960’s Bill Locklin developed low voltage outdoor lighting and begun
    Nightscaping
    -1975 Compact MR16 light source developed for projectors
    -70’s & 80’s ??? what kind of low voltage lighting was being used? What
    manufactures were around?
    -1988 The International Dark Sky Assoc began (IDA)
    -late 80’s early 90’s what kind of low voltage lighting was being used? What
    manufactures were around?
    -1992 - Janet Moyers Book
    -Mid & Late 90’s ????????
    -2000 Nate Mullen / Unique develops the hub system
    -2007 Inception of AOLP
    Thanks
    ~Ned
     
  2. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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    93 Nate Mullen teams up with an Electrical Engineer to wind the first Multi Tap transformer to 22v.

    Nate did this becuase he discovered that the VD theory Nightscaping was teaching was incorrect.

    Soon there after Unique Lighting was founded.
     
  3. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    oooh Ned! This is going to turn into a doozie of a thread. I wan't to be the first to say "please no bashing!" This will be a good thread for some interesting info. Please don't spoil it with personal preferences and/or defensive attitudes. Please? :waving:
     
  4. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ned, do you want ANY info regarding LV lighting such as when each manufacturer came into the market? Or are you specifically talking about major developments? When was the LVLIA established?
     
  5. NightLightingFX

    NightLightingFX LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would love to know about when manufactures came in and also when the LVLIA began. I am interested in all kinds of historic lowvoltage lighting info.
    ~Ned
     
  6. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
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    Wow, this is going to be fun. I'll be back.......
     
  7. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Damn, sounds like someone is rewriting history...:laugh:
     
  8. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Awww shucks...:rolleyes:
     
  9. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    I did say please, didn't I?
     
  10. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Don't forget to mention the very brief entry in to the market by Rain Bird called Night Bird.. they were all stainless fixtures as I recall, around 1990 maybe...
     

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