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Rookie in Hawaii needs help

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by keoki, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. keoki

    keoki LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Aloha All,
    I've been a lurking admirer of all your outstanding lighting features for some time now. I made the decision to take the plunge and upgrade my Home Depot "system" to replicate some of your mastery of lighting. Problem is...I have NO clue as to what kind of equipment (transformers,lighting...) I need to purchase. Being that water is in play, I want to get equipment which is SAFE and reliable. Hopefully the attached pictures will aid in your input.

    Thanking you all in advance.


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  2. KCfireman

    KCfireman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,861

    Talk to JoeyD. He is a sponsor on here and im pretty sure his company is a landscaping lighting company. From seeing some of his pics his work is incredible.
  3. keoki

    keoki LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    After posting this thread, I stumbled upon the "Do-it-yourselfers" please read thread. I have the utmost respect for you tradesman/professionals. I work daily with various trades in Hawaii so totally understand all your concerns.
    I intend to hire a licensed electrician to do my install. In Hawaii there aren't many (if any) landscapers who will do a lighting only job.
    I intend to buy the equipment online from a recommended source provided by this forum. I will do my due diligence in shopping as most of you would. If I offended anyone by my thread (or if I am out of place)...my apologies.

  4. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,553

    Hi Keoki.

    You might contact Whitney Benedict at Beachside Lighting there in Honolulu for a contractor recommendation. 1-800-405-6732. www.beachsidelighting.com

    You might also look into fiber optics for your pool waterfall, as there will be no danger from heat or electricity at or near the water that way.
  5. keoki

    keoki LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Thank you Greg for the lead. I will follow up.

  6. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,645

    I'm happy to do a professional installation for you If you'll cover cost of material, travel, and hotel and food ! My wife has agreed to sacrifice herself to come and help with the install. If not, I hope the electrician does good work. be ready for lots of j-boxes and a convincing lecture on how high voltage would be better.

    Stick with a good name brand multi tap transformer that is oversized for the job, ( FX is my favorite ), and good name brand lights- lots of those out there, nightscaping, FX, etc. check other threads for others' favorites.

    good luck.

    Visited hawaii 2 years back, 2 weeks of heaven.

    aloha !
  7. keoki

    keoki LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Mahalo Kawika (David) for the offer and heads up advice!

    Take care and Alooooha!
  8. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,553

    Heck, I'll match David's offer if you throw in a Kamaka ukelele and a guided tour of the LOST shooting locations... :)
  9. keoki

    keoki LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    you guys are killin me! crackin me up. Kamaka Uke ? If I could afford one myself I'd have one!
  10. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    I will make you an even better deal... I will come out, design and install your lighting system in return for flights and accomodating myself, my wife and two children! \

    I figure a full week sometime in February 2009 will do the trick. :)

    Send me an email to firm up all the details!

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