Malibu Landscape Lighting exiting business

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by TRabic, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. TRabic

    TRabic LawnSite Member
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    Spilllight,
    Perhaps not exactly what you're looking for, but here is your answer from my industrial counterpart:

    Intermatic has two series of industrial astronomic timers. These are the ET8000 series which is a 7 day electronic timer and the ET70000 series which is a 365 day electronic timer. A typical application for these industrial timers are controlling parking lots lights, billboard lighting, and retail store lighting.
    If you want more information, I suggest visiting www.Intermatic.com.
     
  2. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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    yeah just what I need...another online ball buster.....LOL


    (reffering to Ned...should have used the quote feature)
     
  3. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Things are going very well Tim. We are actually fully booked with new installs well into July now. Service work and additions are strong as always. I am a happy camper!

    No idea what the fall will bring but if things keep up like this we will have a year on par with 2008.
     
  4. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    There are always Noma Moonrays! :)

    Seagull makes some stuff too, as does Progress Lighting...

    Then there is Pyramid, but they might be out of biz now too.

    Our HD stores carry Snoc, or is that snot?

    The DIY market has plenty of stuff to choose from... Im sure they will not go unserved for very long.
     
  5. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    For years I used the ET7000 series Digital Astronomic Timer/Switch as my go-to control device. It is a very robust, but overly expensive unit. It served me well until I found other more cost effective astronomical timers.

    I still have dozens of these installed and working flawlessly. The ability to enter 'holiday' programs and change programs based on the day of the week, time of year, etc is really their true strength. Just be prepared for a $300+ cost.
     
  6. Spilllight

    Spilllight LawnSite Member
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    Thanks TRabic and James,

    The price is not what I was thinking. We started using the DT27 consumer line timer. Then they were pulled. I then found the HB800RCH. That seemed like what to use but If Intermatic isn't going to make those anymore, who else has a comparable unit?
     
  7. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    egads, this is a malibu thread but

    300 bucks for a timer? I have 6 buck photocells that have lasted over 10 years in the christmas lighting biz. I'm thinking a 300 buck timer should control the whole house, like every breaker.

    does that timer come with a complimentary 300 watt multi tap trans?
     
  8. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The ET7000 Digital Astronmic Timer is a really really good timer. There is a lot more to it than might appear on the surface. Using it to control a simple lighting system is not using it to its full capabilities.

    I used them as they were the only digital timer I could find that was rated to operate to -40 Deg Celcius. All of the cheapo digi-timers I could find used Ni-CAD batteries that would freeze in the winter and loose their charge and ability to hold a charge.

    Thankfully things have changed some in the past few years and we now have decent Astro-timers available that use Ni-Mh cells and don't cost a fortune.
     
  9. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    dang that is cold, -40 degrees C is like..-40 farenheit? huh, the two temperatures are the same at that exact point? james, did you do that just to get a giggle out of me at 2 am?
     
  10. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    No David... the two temp scales really do meet up at -40. The coldest I have seen living here in Port Sydney for the past 11 years was about 5 years ago, when during our annual mid January 'deep freeze' it dropped to -43.

    This past winter saw temperatures drop to -36 Celcius during that same period.

    I think it is fascinating to get up in the middle of the night and head outside to experience temperature lows like this. And the sky is so incredibly clear... the stars are like a sea of diamonds and the milky way is astoundingly bright and vast. The cold is numbing to anything exposed and if you take a deep breath you can feel the moisture in your throat freeze. I have actually heard trees pop and crack as they freeze right through. (I had to ask the old boys about that the first time I heard it!)

    Thankfully spring is finally fully upon us and things are greening up nicely! :)
     

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