Transformer Compendium

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Ok, how about the definitive list of Low Voltage Outdoor Lighting Transformer Manufactures?

    This time only list the Manufacturers of the transformer though, no listings for companies who have someone else make their transformer line for them.

    3Able
    Cooper Industries - Stable Volt
    Justin
    MDL
    Nightscaping
    Qtran - Qscape
    Unique
     
  2. John Pletcher

    John Pletcher LawnSite Member
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    Does Vista make their own James?
     
  3. dwightschrute

    dwightschrute LawnSite Member
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    my questions are- where is this information coming from? AND What constitutes making your "own" transformer? Is it the core? The can? The lugs/plugs/breakers/fuses? Where do you draw the line?
     
  4. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I heard from the local rep this week that Vista is "moving towards" making their own.... sounded like they have some expensive fabrication machines to work with stainless steel.. maybe they're making the cases and outsourcing the rest?
     
  5. Eden Lights

    Eden Lights LawnSite Senior Member
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    Fx? Fx? Fx?
     
  6. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    I'll 2nd FX ( my favorite) ,
    Ryco ( also makes yard bright )
    Intermatic makes malibu ( yeah, they need to be on the list because we take out so many...)
    Acme makes thier own.
     
  7. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    did a plant tour last year....

    no one actually "makes" the cores, etc.. they all ASSEMBLE components they buy from someone else.....

    vista has someone else make their cases.
     
  8. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Well, as you say, that was last year.

    I'm talking about talking to the rep over lunch two days ago and he said they had these new fabrication machines in place...

    As far as i know, up until now their transformers were made by Justin.
     
  9. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I like FX transformers. I don't know why they don't extend their warranty longer though.

    With Nightscaping and Vista having gone to lifetime warranties a few years ago I would have figured FX would jump on the bandwagon to stay competitive...
     
  10. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    And the beat goes on...
     

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