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After project Thank you gifts

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by pete scalia, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,173

    Sweet! I love that guy.
     
  2. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Kingsland, Texas
    Messages: 2,214

    I have an agreement with the owners of my favorite restaurant. My wife makes a special card for the client. It tells them to take it to this restaurant and enjoy a wonderful dinner for 2 with all expenses paid. We cover everything including the bar tab and the tip. So far, they've never spent more than $100!!

    I have also taken clients to dinner. This has also been well received and it helps build those relationships.
     
  3. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    By Placing the lamp that close to the ground there is no way to avoid hot spotty lighting. I'd rather fall off a dock of my own power than trip over that stub of a fixture on the ground that is an accident waiting to happen. Better have great liability coverage when installing that one.
     
  4. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,933


    Better be able to swim as well.....what if it was a young child who tripped?
     
  5. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    Hundreds installed, never an issue tripping on the INTEGRAliter. It is about the same size as a dock cleat, which have been around and mounted on the edge of docks for years with no problems. Basically, if you venture that close to the edge of a dock you were probably heading in for a swim anyway.

    Positioning is important of course, these are mounted on the very edge of the dock so as to light not only the surface in a nice soft spread ( I use a 10W lamp and sometimes a frost lens) as well as grazing the edge of the dock to ease finding and tying up after dark.

    Say what you will guys, the product is a hit, is CSA approved for its application, and is very popular with my clients.
     
  6. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,933

    And I assume you power them up with a UL 1563 Pool and Spa rated transformer plugged into a GFCi receptacle. Whose Pool and Spa did you use??

    I make one if you need to retrofit!!!
     
  7. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,173

    James, How far will those babies project the light across the docks? How much seperation do you need between lights ideally to spread it out right? I like the non-glare aspect of those lights. I wonder if you were to put some sort of a fresnel type lense in it, if it would project the light out more than directly under the fixture.
     
  8. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    Joey that's a good point. I couldn't live with myself if I placed a monstrosity that could cause harm to children. I bet it gets so hot that if a child touched it. heaven forbid I don't even want to think about it.
     
  9. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,553

    Pete... you never cease to amaze me...
     
  10. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    It all depends on the application really. I like to use them to delineate the edge of the dock and to act as a navigation,identification and docking aid after dark. It isnt unreasonable to space them on 8' centers but I have many on 12' centers and they work just fine. Sturdy as can be too. I have stepped on them, and even seen boats tied to them with no issues.

    I like your idea of using an optical lens to spread the light... could be interesting!
     

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