!st Lighting Job, Any Tips?

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by andersman02, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. andersman02

    andersman02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    So i have my first lighting job coming up for a friend, quick and simply put i have a few questions in the design scheme of things

    I am thinking of doign 3 path lights, two in the first right hand side bed and 1 in the second right have side. uplighting on the river birch and on the rock with grassses on the second bed on the right (plan is to have the up light hitting the rock and the tops of the grasses)

    My question is basically how would you go about putting the lights in the second bed? I dont want it to be to cluttered so i was thinking of having the light near the flagstone path and stoop or on the corner of the bed, but that may to close to the up lighting on the rocks. BTW LED lights will be used.

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  2. indylights

    indylights LawnSite Member
    Messages: 179

    Andersman, PM me and I will happily go over design with you if you don't find the answers you are looking for.

    Scott Maloney
    Sunflower Landscapes
  3. S&MLL

    S&MLL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 751

    Might as well delete the whole thread lawnsite
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  4. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,320

    andersman: If you can't readily see where the lights should be placed, why don't you experiment with the placement to discover what works best.
    Rather than just asking, you'll learn a little about design that way.
  5. The Lighting Geek

    The Lighting Geek LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 886

    I would agree with Phil, you need to use your first few jobs to learn from. Connect everything above ground (wire not buried) and leave some extra fixture wire so you can move stuff around. Being this job is someone you know, take advantage of that. Just remember, the more subtle you want it, the more fixtures it takes. Small washing fixtures may help you here too.
  6. JHFMX

    JHFMX LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 13

    +1 Trial and error is the best way to figure out what works best. You should have your own design techniques and tricks after a few jobs under your belt.
  7. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    JHFMX, you have had a busy day here! And a sponsor of the site too! How about you take a moment and introduce yourself and your company to us all? And you might want to go into your control panel settings and upload an avatar, logo and signature.


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