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working under the lights

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by pete scalia, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    A Pete Scalia original . I'm putting a nighttime graveyard install crew on this year that will have the dusk till dawn shift. That's right working under Klieg lights. Makes sense, all adjustments are made on the fly instant feedback for positioning. lamp choice, lenses etc.
    Any of you Bozo's try and mimmick my brilliance and I'll sue the pants off of you. I declare here that I hold the copyright on this install technique. If you wish to employ it in your business and your not a total closet case I might consider licensing the rights to you for a hefty fee. PM me. Ciao...........
  2. The Lighting Geek

    The Lighting Geek LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 886

    Have you been drinking again?
  3. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,170

    Yeah, I am sure my clients would love to hear clanking shovels outside their window at 3:30 in the morning and have the occasional headlamp beam blasting in their windows at night. :hammerhead: I guess you are busier than I am though.:cry:
  4. The Lighting Geek

    The Lighting Geek LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 886

    I can see it now: The client looks out the window to see guys in their yard in SWAT vests and headlights.
  5. seolatlanta

    seolatlanta LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    You know Pete just might be hittin the sauce again , but I think its a good idea. I dont think he's talking about 3:30 am, but you could start a crew at 12 noon and by 8pm it is starting to get dark .

    You could move pathlights a few feet , adjust tree lights etc . Come back the next day and finish up the small stuff.

    Be sure to give him a piece of the pie or he'll sue the pants off ya!
  6. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    Go ahead and make fun but it's a great idea and not only for commercial properties. I was talking about the 10PM to 6:30AM shift (1/2 hour lunch or breakfast?). With the exception of drilling holes to hang transformers the process of installing landscaping lighting is a relatively quiet one. I'm sure after you come to your senses you will agree. Pete will sleep and get rich, finish jobs in 1/2 the days (not time). I'm going to go down in history as being known in this business as the one who innovated and pioneered nighttime lighting. I am brilliant.
  7. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,550

    Softspoken, even-tempered, humble and modest too.
  8. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    That's the most intelligent thing you've ever said here.

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    Most of my work is Hardscaping and you deff. don't want me doing that at night regardless of how bad i would love to do it in the heat of summer, but those jobs where i am installing lighting, we typically will work 1pm to 10pm. It doesn't get dark until 830-9pm. so we work and get everything installed throughout the day, then we have about an hour and a half to tweak everything after dark.
  10. seolatlanta

    seolatlanta LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176


    I wasnt making fun , I really do think its a good idea!

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