Quick question. Drawing included

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by whiffyspark, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm looking to see if I can find a central hub port that would allow me to run two wires back to the transformer. I am putting 10 lights on each side of the driveway and 10 across the front of the house. I was hoping to find a "junction box" to tie the 10 on each side into two wires.

    I understand acceptable wiring methods:hubs, t type, not so much daisy chaining etc. But i'm really just looking for a more professional solution.

    My Vista Rep said Unique had one item similar to what I'm looking for, any help guys? I included a drawing.. Red dots are lights yellow is the transformer. Anyway I do this it's a lot of work :cool2:

    Thanks! :drinkup:

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  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    are you planning on using LED's? what guage of wire are you running? 10g or 8g? 20 lights for 2 wires is not going to be good for this application unless you are going LED or if you are running an 8 to a central point then splitting off equal lenghts of 12/2 to 2 or 3 hubs on each side and basically distributing the power.
     
  4. Classic Lighting

    Classic Lighting LawnSite Senior Member
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    According to your post, I'd guess that you are describing halogen along the driveway. I'd highly recommend LED. Minimal wire material would be required.
    The hub box is no different than a irrigation valve box. Many companies make these boxes and they all do the same thing.
     
  5. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm using LED. 3003 for the trees 3006 for the home.

    Would I be able to tie the lights into one strand on each side?
     
  6. Classic Lighting

    Classic Lighting LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes, one line daisey-chained on each side of the drive. Is there a sleeve in place to reach the right side of the drive?
     
  7. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    No, I'm going to have to sleeve under the driveway, than under the sidewalk twice.

    Daisy chain'd is acceptable?
     
  8. Classic Lighting

    Classic Lighting LawnSite Senior Member
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  9. Alan B

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    If you need a hub we carry these:
    http://www.landscapelightingworld.com/Zone-Control-junction-box-for-landscape-lights-p/9hub.htm
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    However if you are doing LED it maybe easier to daisy chain. VOLT fixtures come with 25' lead wire so hubs are very fast to install (just one connection for each zone), but if you use another manu with short lead wire I would daisy chain.
     
  10. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am using vista LEDs.

    I saw those, similar to the Spyder system from cast. But that still doesn't help me.

    I guess what I'm looking for doesn't exist. I was picking something like a distribution block for the car audio world. To me that would help with equal voltage being led or halogen
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