lightapalooza

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Mike M, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Lightapalooza is this thurs/fri near/in Orlando or thereabouts. Put on by Florida Outdoor Lighting, many manu rep's and sessions, I hear Kichler may have some of those LEDs we keep hearing about.

    I'm going. Anyone else besides me and Billy??
     
  2. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Does this explain why James is in Florida?

    Probably not...I remember he said he was on vacation near some beach where it was 84 degrees.
     
  3. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Gregg, it was so flippin nice out today in the coastal south, but not yet 84. Chris was like in the bahamas or something.
     
  4. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    we are leaving web night and will be there opening thursday. Check your email mike
     
  5. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    pretty decent turn out yesterday and we seen some nice stuff. Ash and I neglected to go back today as we were tired and decided to spend time with family here instead.

    Seen some new lines that seemed impressive and a few new products we really liked. Made a nice pick up on some of our usual things as well.

    The unique reps were great and did the best presentation even tho we only got to enjoy half of it. Some other manufactures had clueless reps there as well. Kichlers rep was super nice.

    What we really liked were the i3 planters. These are nice to add lighting and color around decks and outdoor structures. Atom lighting was also there and their line is built like a tank while pricing wasn't evaluable it will be defiantly high end stuff. The well light and smaller path light from them were works of art and of considerable construction.

    Intermatic has a new system out called intouch which was very appealing visually but since its wireless zwave technology it may not be great for landscape lighting as putting modules in a transformer may cause loss of signal. if controlscape came out with a wall mounted panel like this it would be very popular i think.
     
  6. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'm glad to hear that this presentation is a success out there in Florida.
     
  7. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    one thing i was disapointed in.... i would think with mostly lighting contractors already in business attending that they would of had some advanced courses planned.

    SPJ's presentation on LED's was not too informative other than the girl pressing some buttons and showing s different led arrays. Seems she didnt really have a clue on technology and color temps and based her whole presentation on spj having led fixtures and how led's draw inimal power when compared to traditional fixtures. Some of the colors were ok but ithers were quite disapointing. I was really looking forward to seeing the new kichler led but they are still about a week out
     
  8. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    The thing I don't like about the intouch is that it only has a 50' reach. As I understand it, you have to install several more of their devices (receptacle, wall switch, etc.) along the way in order to provide "messengers" to your transformers if they are located a significant distance from the control panel.
    Therefore, if your transformer is 200' from your control pad you have to sell the client 4 more devices that they may or may not want/need? Seems kind of foolish, but it is Intermatic.
    By the way Billy, it was great to meet you and Ashley. I had a great time Thursday night (maybe a little too much fun for my own good).
    BTW, don't ever let Mike Murphy drive your truck. I thought he was in better shape to drive us back to the hotel, but he ran into a parked car with my truck! :laugh:
     
  9. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    yeah we saw that... the intouch is a good concept but i agree he range does suck on it. Maybe controlscape or x10 will come in with an interface like that. very handsome looking wall control when compared to the x10 or controlscape
     
  10. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
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