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Downlighting bed from tree

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by mrossirr, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. mrossirr

    mrossirr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Customer has large bed that they want downlighting in. There are 3 trees in this bed. The trees are limbed up to about 20ft, one is a pine and the other two are oaks. What type of fixture and bulb would you use for this ?

    Thanks, Mike
  2. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    tree lights or a downlight with a mounting flange. Be sure to use stainless hardware and DON'T butt the fixture right up to the tree... Leave a gap behind the fixture.

    As for attaching wires up the trees I use zip ties with 1 hole in them and stainless screws being careful to leave them loose enough to allow the tree to grow.

    As for bulbs I would start with a 20w 60 degree and adjust from there. Some guys say 25 ft up or more but depends how much light you want and if you want to shadow.. To demo tree lights I use an extendable pool pole with a light attached to the end. Saves me from going up a ladder for free.

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