Nightscaping El Camino Lights

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Bill S, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. Bill S

    Bill S LawnSite Member
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    Anyone have experience with these. We installed two a month back and one is having issues with the bulbs. They keep loosening up. We ordered the fixture for low voltage 100 watt bulbs (they have this as an option).

    There is a little bit of grey on the socket...

    Ideas??? :confused:
     
  2. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Have you met Rob Dischino at Nightscaping? My recollection is that he's in Massachusetts. I bet he can help. I can't put an actual email in this message, but it's (first initial)(last name)(at)nightscaping(dot)com.
     
  3. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
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    Did you try sand papering the grey off.
     
  4. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    Learning something new every day. I wasn't aware that there were 100w lamps available for low voltage lighting. Is this common, or is this a very rare occurrence? I seldom find it necessary to go beyond 35w in a typical landscape setting, thus the reason for my ignorance. Please enlighten me (pun intended).
     
  5. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think it's a 100 watt medium base srew in type A-lamp but don't quote me.
     
  6. ccfree

    ccfree LawnSite Member
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    You can actually get a 100w bi pin lamp. It is a T-6 I believe. Only seen it in a Hadco underwater light.
     
  7. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    This is very interesting. I can invision the heat disipation from the water, allowing for the greater wattage, but I can't imagine the situation in which you would need a 100w lamp under water unless you were trying to illuminate Niagra Falls!
    ccfree, you're in Texas....:confused:
     
  8. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Goto your local camping supply store. These are regular Edison base (screw type) light bulbs used in campers, mobile homes, and boats.

    The Hardscaping contractors use them in lanterns on top of Pillars to avoid having to use conduit, as required with line voltage.

    -Anthony
     
  9. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
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    So I think you are saying Pete is correct.
     
  10. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yup yup yup...
     

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