Track Lighting

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    yes you can do the switching. Run 2 seperate transformers and ask the electricians to wire it to a switch in the location of your choice or use an x10/upb setup to control it remotely.

    with upb you can have the main trans come on nightly and they clients can press a button inside to engage the kitchen lights outside at their convience. Or you can do a switch/3way switch in a traditional manner installed by the electrician with the switched outlet controlling your transformer for the kitchen.
     
  2. SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
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    could you not run a standard 110 stye switch inline to kill power to that particular light? I know that you are not running 110, but is there anything that would keep you from being able to do that?
     
  3. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You can switch the LV feed to a particular light or group of lights, just add it inline between the transformer and the fixtures. Use a flush mount RAB weatherproof single gang switch box (HD carries them in a bronze/brown colour which seems to blend in well on most stained wood structures) and a Hubble Outdoor 20A Toggle switch (Brown). Make the switch connection using crimp on closed loop connectors so that the wire attaches to the switch connectors properly.

    Have a great day.
     
  4. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    James,
    I don't want to boost your ego, but I want to thank you for your participation in this forum. Your responses always give a bit more added information that would help a potential contractor, and I appreciate that. In your last response, you gave the OP all the info he needed plus a bit more. This is the kind of generosity and help that I would like all of us to acknowledge and try to give of ourselves. Again, I'm not trying to toot your horn for you James, but I do thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. I, for one, admit that I don't have near the knowledge that you posess and I enjoy everything that you and others among us have to say.
     
  5. SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks again everyone for the help. it is well received.
     
  6. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    No problem Chris & Southerngreenscapes... Where would any of us be if someone had not gone before us and figured this stuff out then shared it with others?
    Sometimes the 'simplest things' can get misunderstood and done incorrectly if the full information is not provided. Things like using a 15a indoor rated toggle switch in an outdoor application can cause unforeseen problems down the road. Best to just tell it right the first time

    Have a great day.
     
  7. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    James,
    I'm not familiar with the Hubble switch, but I've always used the Red Dot (available at HD around here) junction box and single pole 20 A switch with the exterior switch plate for this purpose.

    When using a single pole switch I cut only half of my cable. By "crimp-on closed loop connectors" I'm assuming you mean a ring terminal as is often found in automotive parts stores.


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    Good idea that I haven't tried yet... though I do keep some of them on hand for the few old green Nightscaping transformers I run across.
     
  8. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    sure james make it simple for the guy. I still like the UPB idea so they can switch the lights on from the house before they even walk out to the area.
     
  9. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    Billy, let's keep some of the trade secrets to ourselves.
     
  10. Eden Lights

    Eden Lights LawnSite Senior Member
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    You could also use a flashlight to grill by? Really, multiple transformers and automated control should be what you go to bat with first.
     

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