Kichler booted well light problems??

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Green Sweep, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Green Sweep

    Green Sweep LawnSite Senior Member
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    Anyone else out there using and having problems with the new Kichler booted well lights?? We started to use them a few months ago & I have had to replace a ton of bulbs already. I have replaced 6 bulbs (out of 16 lights) for a job that we completed 2 months ago. I get the usual "Hmmm, I have'nt heard complaints from anyone else" when I ask the supplier.

    One thing that I have noticed is that there is no way for water to escape inside the boot. While replacing a few of the bulbs, I noticed that the boot was filled with water. I have been drilling holes in the boots since. Could this be a design flaw??

    Thanks in advance for your input,
     
  2. NiteTymeIlluminations

    NiteTymeIlluminations LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 367

    those are some crumbie well lights...I mean why the ribbs in the pvc instead of on the boot, why not allow us to puch the liight frther into the pvc...just another item that wasnt tested before taken to market...
     
  3. S&MLL

    S&MLL LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use the hadco well light which has the boot. I believe Kichler has the ring
     
  4. S&MLL

    S&MLL LawnSite Senior Member
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    Either way you get what you pay for. Something like the cast well light you wouldn't have that trouble with.
     
  5. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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  6. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
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    I quit using the Kichler well light a long time ago. I switched to Vista for the MR well light (5270) which is very good and I use some of the Uninque Par wells (if I'm using PARs which isn't often).
     
  7. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,104

    Vista's well lights have a rubber boot as well, but you have to knock out the drainage holes to allow water to escape. I have always liked Uniques wells with the stainless ring though.
     
  8. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,102

    Nightscaping makes one heck of a good MR16 based "well light" or in grade fixture.

    The VEERMEER line is excellent. I have never had an issue with them and they don't leak, even after repeated servicing. Cast raw brass, comes in clear glass, grate, or eyebrow configurations. As part of their BrassMaster line they carry a full LIFETIME guarantee too.

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  9. The Lighting Geek

    The Lighting Geek LawnSite Senior Member
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    I found that putting the bulb upside down in the boot so the leads are exposed allows the heat to keep the boot dry.:laugh:

    I'm sorry i could not help myself.
     
  10. Eden Lights

    Eden Lights LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 805

    PAR=Cheap, Unprofessional, Low Quality, and on and on. You can put in a solid gold sewer pipe with a titanium lamp holder and it's still a terd!!!!:):)
     

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