Back to work today after just a few sporadic days following healing from hand surgery, the holidays, the passing of my father and days of torrential rain. This customer is a well-to-do retired banker, and I'm there three to five times a year with irrigation repairs and lighting maintenance. I was there last in the fall when I replaced a buck-and-boost transformer that was acting up with a 500W Nightscaping Powercenter, and divided up some runs from their original configuration to make things more efficient. At the time we looked at a couple of his Hydrel in-grade uplights that weren't working. Smashed lenses and water intrusion was the main issue. That led to sockets that needed replacing, and I proposed we just replace the inner bodies of two units. The customer wanted the originals, even when I suggested I could use a Nightscaping Vermeer and get him a lifetime warranty. He went down and placed the order himself through an outfit simply called Electrical Distributors here in town... I saw a copy of his invoice on the computer screen there today... $530/ ea. for the Hydrel 2798. Since these fixtures were special order they are not returnable, and the customer waited 3 months for them. They made him order the whole fixture, not just replacement parts, so it came with an extra thick ABS sleeve, a heavy brass junction box (with 8 ground screws inside), conduit, grate assembly and fixture body.... BUT NO CORD! Anyway, it requires some kind of waterproof connector/ cable, changed from the original design. (Additionally, the fixture body looks like cast aluminum, and is very light weight compared to the original cast brass.) The hot sales gal at the distributor is supposed to get back to me with whether it was syupposed to ship together or what the deal is. Meanwhile, please take a look at the photos comparing the two, and if anyone knows, please tell me where I can get the special cable/ fitting.