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Jumping on the LED bandwagon

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by irrig8r, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,535

    I recall James ..somewhere.. saying he thought that heat at the chip did potentially more damage than at the driver....
  2. Let There Be Light

    Let There Be Light LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    Hi Guys, Sorry I've been "out of pocket" for a bit, then had signon issues with this site. Having been a longtime Nightscaping fan, glad to see there new retrofit LEDS. Their 35 degree has almost identical photometrics of a 2036 bab. This morning I went out on a maintenance call whereby just 9 months ago relamped 10 custom made stainless steel fixtures with Focus insides all working on 11.5 volts. Replaced them with Ushio 2036's with their 5000 hour lamp. 9 months ago, I said to the client "if any of these burn out within the year, I'll personally come out and replace them" well today I replaced two of them and my Ushio distributor will be getting these back for replacement. I offered this woman the Nightscaping LED Mr-16 and said she could now have a 2 year warranty. And reduce her energy by 85%. I plugged one in and it looked great, Sale made. Focus has an MR-16 LED, which I have also seen, very close to the Nightscaping, but at a whopping $150.00 street price. At that price, no wonder they can offer a 4 year warranty, going to be a tough sell even at a discount. Nightscaping has always been known for their quality and I'm glad to see them back in the game.

  3. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,933

    The nightscaping lamp is James Solecki's lamp I believe.........
  4. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,102

    No, sorry, absolutely 100% NOT correct. Nightscaping is not purchasing the INTEGRA LED lamps from Led Lights Direct Inc.

    They have source some other stuff from an unknown vendor and putting their name behind it. Details are sketchy as they dont seem to interested in providing any technical specifications on the products. From my experience in LED lamp I will say that I cannot see how either of the new NS LED lamps will come anywhere near to the performance of a 20W Halogen.

    They are also being strange about pricing and will not issue a list price for the product. Instead they are privately providing their distributors with pricing and having them quote contractors directly. Why? I have no idea. I do know that the LED product that NS is offering is more expensive than the product that I build and sell.

  5. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,933

    sorry james, my bad....they looked similar to the way your spec sheets look......
  6. jshimmin

    jshimmin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    The fixtures were installed in a series (Daisy Chain) on a common run. The fourth fixture in the series had a failure in the rectifier circuitry. It smoked the entire inside of the fixture including the lens.

    The three rectifiers in series between the failed unit and the transformer went out as well. I'm trying to get a schematic of the rectifier circuit so I can figure out how this could have happened.

    Two fixtures past the failed unit at the end of the run were not effected.

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