Looking for layout help.

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by paul jr, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. paul jr

    paul jr LawnSite Member
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    I'm somewhat new to landscape lighting but I'm really trying to get into it. I have a job to layout and price. I need some help and opinions on what to use for lights. All the material will be kichler because i can get good deals threw a supplier that i go threw for other materials cause I'm an electrician. So don't beat on me to bad for not knowing more about low voltage lighting :hammerhead: but i do know the basics or at least i think i do. Plus reading other threads here you can learn a lot and get your balls broken at the same time:laugh: Ill put up some pics and any info would be very helpful and sorry about my picture skills. What the owner is looking for is some up lighting on the house and some trees. For the house i was thinking of 1 bullet or flood centered between the windows on both sides of the house and bullets for the up lighting the trees 6 of them. I don't think i should use wells because of the mulch all around the area to be lit up. I'm not sure of wattage and style lamps for the lights. I think the wattage should be less then 50 watts for any of the lights.

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  2. paul jr

    paul jr LawnSite Member
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    uplight the tree maybe a bullet

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  3. paul jr

    paul jr LawnSite Member
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    Camera skills not good, but theres 2 trees they want to light up in the mix of what you see.

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  4. paul jr

    paul jr LawnSite Member
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    light up the small tree in front

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  5. paul jr

    paul jr LawnSite Member
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    Light up tree on left side of house next to porch stairs and tree on other side of stairs. Any info would help or suggestions on what you would do. They don't want to do any other light yet.

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  6. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hi Paul and welcome to the lighting section. Im stuck here today because my wife got stuck working at the hospital so I am waiting for her.

    On the home. I would suggest 8 up lights... 50 w will be much to harsh I think. Stry to run a FMW which is a 35w 36 degree on the uplighting of the home... if thats too bright you can put a low voltage dimmer in or swap em out for 20w 36 or even a 24 deg. Be sure to check voltage tho

    On the trees. I would use at least 2 fixtures per tree and possibly 3. If I went 3 I would place a low wattage bulb under the tree and then 2 more 20w bulbs out beyond the drip line cross lighting the tree.

    I would highly reccoment some pathlights on the walkway and in the bed at the landing by the white porch.

    On that smaller tree you may get away with 1 possibly 2 fixtures depending on the viewable angles of the tree.

    Hope this helps some

    I gotta ask too... why no lights on the trees roadside... if you do happen to do em try to keep em a little more subtle than the home and such. That tree by the stairs your to light looks like maybe 2 bullets from diff angles and use hex cell louvers inside your fixtures to cut down on glare.

    Since your using kichler i would reccoment 15384 for the bullets and clients choice in paths.

    Also consider moon lighting out of the mature trees. and possibly a soft light mounted in the gutter grazing the home and chimney
     
  7. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
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    Paul Jr., that's my sons name. Anyway, this project has alot of potential. Do you have a budget to work with? I see at least 20 fixtures in the front? Can you post some more pics? Yeh hawwww!!
     
  8. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    yeah i guess thier budget would be a concern with the 6k in lighting i just proposed huh.... WHOOHOOO Ashleys home. Yall have a great night... If you see a huge mushroom cloud down south one of my fireworks experiments failed miserably.
     
  9. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
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    If they want the statue lit, you could pull it back towards the house and down light from the tree on the right. It's on the same side of the walk.
     
  10. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
    Posts: 1,941

    If they want the statue lit, you could pull it back towards the house and down light from the tree on the right. It's on the same side of the walk. Unless the mature tree in front can cover it.
     

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