Vista 3000 Series LED's

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by MEXANDME, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. MEXANDME

    MEXANDME LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 396

    I am installing a job next week with Vista 3003's and 3006's.

    Has anyone had any experience with them yet?

    Thanks / Regards,

    Mex
     
  2. Classic Lighting

    Classic Lighting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 481

    No experience with this Vista LED.
    Do you have a certain question about this product? Your statement was very vague.
     
  3. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,533

    I have seen them and disassembled one to see how it was put together. I was impressed enough to order a 3006-M for my sample kit. I do think a longer shroud would be better.

    I've also seen a 10 deg narrow spot and 35 deg. BAB equivalent 15741 from Kichler.

    I'd like to compare them all side by side, but haven't installed either yet.

    The prices for the two lines (in aluminum) are in the same ballpark... the Kichlers list for a little less, but my distributor offers me a better discount on the Vista, so they end up about the same.
     
  4. sprinklerchris

    sprinklerchris LawnSite Senior Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 281

    LOVE them. Construction and light quality vastly better than Kichler puck lights. And LED path lights available as well.
     
  5. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,102

    I have seen the Vista LED path lights in action, at a home in Naples Fla just a few weeks ago where he had dozens of 2131-CSN-LED pathlights installed. One of the reasons I was there was the client wanted me to figure out why the light out of the path lights did not look like the light out of the bullet up lights. As soon as I saw them at night I knew they were LED fixtures... why? Because they were about 3500K (min) to my eye, significantly cooler white than the 2700K that was coming out of the cheapo halogen MR16 lamps

    This is another reason why we MUST INSIST that manufacturers provide us with ALL of the pertinent specifications in regards to their line of LED fixtures, lamps, etc.

    I have been bugging Vista for about 4 months now to release the detailed specifications... they say they are "working on it". I don't understand what takes so long... They could provide me with the data and I would have it summarized in a spec sheet in under an hour.
     
  6. MEXANDME

    MEXANDME LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 396

    Sorry my question was vague.

    This is my first job with Vista LED's (or any LED for that matter) and I was just curious as to anyone's experience, good or bad, with them so far. For me, this is a nice size job....81 LED's and 4 transformers with astronomical timers.

    I am putting in 3303'3, 3306's, & 4704 Pathlights. The 3300 series are 2800K but I am not sure about the 4704's. The Vista rep spec'ed them out for me.
    I will be sure to address Jim's situation in Naples with the Vista rep to make sure I do not have a similar situation!

    Thanks for everyone's feedback You guys are great!!!

    Regards,

    Mex
     
  7. sprinklerchris

    sprinklerchris LawnSite Senior Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 281

    Those sound like the 1st generation of the Vista path lights. Those were very bluish. The new ones seem to use the same LED emitters as the 3000 series....much, much better.
     
  8. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,533

    As I understand it, Vista is on their third generation of LED fixtures and those engineers they hired from Hydrel were heavily involved in their design...
     
  9. Mataman

    Mataman LawnSite Member
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    vista is using 4100k and 2800k. from how I understand it, if you don't specify, you'll get 4100k
     
  10. Alan B

    Alan B Sponsor
    Posts: 406

    Also keep in mind the cooler color temp LEDs (bluish) put out more lumens. To get lower color Temp the phosphate coating acts like a filter to make light desirable in color, but also lowers lumens. Make sure the high lumen color spec you are told is for the lower color temp LED you want. The challenge is getting both (along with other things).

    Sincerely,

    Alan
     

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