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Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,015

    For the front only or the back too?

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    that was just the front. Sorry Joey, but Unique is proud of their products and it is reflected in the prices. I have to say it is a great product though.
  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    Their prices are very just for their products. And theyre not that much more than other competitors..
  4. Shawn Perkins

    Shawn Perkins LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    NO PRICES HERE PLEASE!!!!!!!*trucewhiteflag*
  5. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Here is what I would do with that garage area because I can't tell you how much I hate glare bomb spot lights in the eyes + blasting from way out makes the brick look more flat and opaque than what you did with the wall grazing. You have gutters on both sides of that garage. I would have chased wire up that middle gutter and would have cut 3 - 3" low volt recessed cans into the soffit right above the brick. Put a linear spread lense on them and you are in business without blinding them as they walk to their cars. This is a good solution if you don't want to core and score concrete.
  6. RLI Electric

    RLI Electric LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    Tim, I was thinking the same thing. The cans you are referring to, are they line voltage with transformers on them or is just any low voltage can and run off the landscape transformer? Sorry for such a silly question, electrician habits die hard.
  7. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    Bobby the cans we use in that scenario are a line voltage product BUT they have an internal transformer so they use an MR16 12v lamp. Good news is you can easily bypass this transformer and run off your remote trans so everything works seamless.

    If you have alot of them it is often easier to just have the romex run by an electrician.

    Stay tuned for pics of a house where I put in 63 fixtures of this type. Still waiting on the landscape to be done so the project is still dirty.
  8. RLI Electric

    RLI Electric LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    Awesome, can you play with trim types too? For instance pinholes or Alcatec (which is a name brand for Lightolier chrome) that eliminates the refraction and the light source would virtually disappear. This is the type of trim that I use indoors with the whole philosophy of "never seeing the source". Lastly which brand of fixture do you use for this?
  9. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Hey Bobby,
    You can use a line voltage retro can with a transformer like Billy said. It is important to be using the same type of lamps in your cans that you are using on the ground lights so the color matches seemlessly. If I am using the line voltage cans I will use a UPB system to tie everything together. If you are looking for something simpler, you can simply buy 3 or 4" cans without the transformer attatched to it and simply pick a trim and wire these directly to your transformer. I do it all the time and it really is quick and effective.
  10. RLI Electric

    RLI Electric LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    You mentioned UPB systems, have you guys tried Lutrons Radio RA or even simply their wireless switch., Lutron won't guarantee it but I have used it successfully 300' away to turn on lights from the car visor controller at the end of a driveway. It is line voltage so I am assuming most states do require a licensed electrician to do it. I'm not sure how that effects the majority of the members here. Fortunately in CT, it is now a felony to do even low voltage work without a license. This benefits someone like me who IS licensed and has become infatuated with landscape lighting. No more service changes, PLEASE:)

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