Professionally Designed & Installed
We specialize in 12 Volt Outdoor Landscape Lighting Systems. Our lighting systems perform flawlessly night after night!
We use only the highest quality materials, including copper, brass, & stainless steel. That means you can depend on your lighting system to perform perfectly each and every night!
We do LED Systems and LED retrofits! LED Systems are up to 80% less expensive to run than standard systems! Most systems can be easily retrofitted to energy efficient LED bulbs!
We fix what others can’t or won’t. If your system isn’t working properly, WE CAN MAKE IT WORK!
WE PREFER THE FOLLOWING MANUFACTURES FOR OUR NEW LIGHTING SYSTEM INSTALLATIONS:
Copper Moon FX Luminaire Vista / Universal Focus Nightscaping
CONNECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR SYSTEM:
We use brass, heat shrink permanent waterproof connectors (ACE CONNECTORS) for every splice. We do not use gel-filled connectors or pierce-type connectors. These connectors ultimately will break down and cause system failure or could possibly result in a fire. DO NOT SKIMP ON CONNECTIONS. Protect yourself by insisting only on using ACE CONNECTORS.
VOLTAGE IS IMPORTANT:
12 volt systems operate ideally between 10.8 to 12.0 volts. Lower voltage than 10.8 will result in dim lights. Over 12.0 volts will significantly reduce bulb life. Very few people understand this and how to design a system for proper voltage delivery. WE DO!
BIGGER TRANSFORMERS DON’T SOLVE DIM LIGHT PROBLEMS:
Most lighting installers try to solve problems of dim lights or prematurely burnt-out bulbs by throwing a bigger or different transformer at the problem, charging you extra. This is not a transformer issue, this is a voltage delivery issue that is NOT solved by a bigger capacity or different type of transformer. These problems are solved by designing each cable run for proper voltage delivery.
NOT ALL TRANSFORMERS ARE THE SAME:
UL 1838 safety rated transformers with 12 volt side fuse protection, 15 volt/25 amp maximum circuit output and stainless steel cases are the only SAFE transformers. If it does not have the UL 1838 listing, it is not safe to power your lighting system. Transformers that deliver more than 15 volts, though popular with many lighting installers because they can run more lights on longer cables, are not deemed safe by UL. It may also cost less to purchase a transformer from the home centers, but they do not have the proper fusing and safety features required. DO NOT SKIMP ON THE TRANSFORMER!
WIRE SIZE IS IMPORTANT:
Most installers use the smallest cable they can get away with to save $. Proper cable size is critical to insure proper voltage delivery & proper protection against increased power draw. Cable smaller than #12 is unacceptable. We use only #12, #10 & #8 low-voltage, direct-burial wire for our lighting systems.
LED’S: ARE HERE!!!
LED systems can save as much as 80% operating cost over standard 12 volt lighting systems! Warm white 2700k matches the warm amber glow of standard bulbs. 4000k cool white also available. Most systems can be easily retrofitted to energy efficient LED bulbs!