certified electricians required for low lighting in the future?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Draven1977, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Draven1977

    Draven1977 LawnSite Member
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  2. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 582

    I have heard that an electricians license is already required in many states. I asked my building inspector about it and he said that it is unnecessary as long as the low voltage lights plug into an outlet and are not hard wired.
  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,566

    I can potentially see such a requirment. Frequently we install the transformers in basements. If someone splices a wire and the connection fails......a home could burn down.

    You'd be amazed how many lawn jockeys have no clue how to work with wiring.
  4. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,464

    This sorts thing almost passed here a few weeks ago, but luckily enough people fought it off. It said only electricians, landscape architects, and interior designers (WTF) could install LV Landscape lighting...BS.
  5. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,401

    In a lot of states , ( mass / nh that I know of Im assuming more) it is already on the books, has been for yrs. It is not enforced.Here in NH we dealt with it on the irrigation end because of a situation that came up because of a scab installer. Irrigation asso of NE speant $5k to lobby and get it changed.
  6. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    Right, right...and b/c people call themselves "hardscapers" they do it correctly. LOL:laugh:

    Here in Jersey a license is required. Problem is trying to find an electrician that actually is willing to install them. In my experience it isn't easy.

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