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Lantern/post lights

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by 2low4NH, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Posts: 1,892

    I have no problem hiring an electrician in I would just like to see what the conversion is like.
    Is it just swapping out the fixture itself? or are you screwing it in to the base and dropping a wire.
     
  2. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,102

    The socket adapters convert one socket style to another. In the case of a standard e26 Medium base A19 lamp the converter would screw in and provide you with another type of socket for another format of lamp.
     
  3. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Posts: 1,892

    okay so just changing that out will allow you to use a standard lamp in a low voltage system? or will it still have to be wired like a standard lamp? Sorry I am new to the whole lighting thing but I am trying to learn
     
  4. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,102

    you wanted to convert a 120V fixture for use with 12V lamps. I dont think it could be explained any more completely. You buy your fixture, you install your socket converter, you install your LV lamp, you wire it up to the LV lighting system. Done.
     
  5. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Posts: 1,892

    Awesome thank you. I will talk to my electrician this week and see what we can work out.
     
  6. S&MLL

    S&MLL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 751

    James please send me a detailed drawing on this as well. I'll put it next to my transformer polish and wax directions
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  7. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Posts: 1,892

    why do you have to be a jackass about this? Im sorry I asked a simple question. I am trying to learn about this side of things I do 95% hardscape and masonry with a small amount of lawn care. lights account for about 0% of my sales and I would like to keep it that way but if its added to a job I will do it. I will not try to sell a $950 lamp though.
     
  8. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,102

    No need for name calling here. In defense of S&ML, he was being funny. If you have no experience in lighting and you have no wish to do any lighting, then you should do yourself and your client a favour and seek out a local lighting guy to do this work for them. Doing so will introduce you to a complimentary trade and allow you to build a full team of pros going forward. You don't see any lighting guys taking a kick at doing hardscapes, masonry or lawn care do you?
     
  9. S&MLL

    S&MLL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 751

    Its funny I don't even now my own lawn but landscapers wanna do lights. I'll never understand it
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  10. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,528

    It could be S&MLLHM&L.
     

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