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Thread: Anyone do much low voltage landscape lighting (T or hub/spider wiring?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ritelec View Post

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    Wondering if I should star or T it's not a big deal to do either. If I had the option which is the best to way to wire. A star or T ???
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    Ohms Law is your friend. Use it. Sketch out a few options on paper and calculate how they'll work before hooking anything up.
    I guarantee it will yield the answer. (which might end up being "the different configurations all perform about the same")
    You answer is there. The layout will show you the best method.

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    OK got it.... will bury the horse now... :- )
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    Quote Originally Posted by ritelec View Post
    OK got it.... will bury the horse now... :- )
    No, just share the layout with us.

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    I would not prefer to splice large group of wires. We have used LV cable as large as #8 copper for extra long runs and then drop down to #10 or #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryFine View Post
    I would use whichever method uses the least wire.
    If I were overthinking the question, I would use whichever method requires the least digging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsparky52 View Post
    No, just share the layout with us.
    gotta figure out the layout.... I'm not sure how much light (lumens) these fixtures are going to put out in real life. I have some charts showing
    3 watts led = 25 watt incandescent@ (250 lumens). 4-5=40@450. 6-8=60@80. 9-13=75@1,100...
    I have an idea what the 450 lumen (40 watt incandescent) looks like, but path lights at 3 watt led @150 lumens from one manufacturer or 2-2.5 watt led at 110-115 lumens. ??? or bullets at 2-4-6 watts led???
    I may by a couple fixtures or a fixture with assorted bulbs and see what the light will actually look like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drcampbell View Post
    If I were overthinking the question, I would use whichever method requires the least digging.
    That's why I am giving the low voltage a go...
    " I'm at a crucial part of my painting "...........Monika Danneman

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    Quote Originally Posted by ritelec View Post
    gotta figure out the layout.... I'm not sure how much light (lumens) these fixtures are going to put out in real life. I have some charts showing
    3 watts led = 25 watt incandescent@ (250 lumens). 4-5=40@450. 6-8=60@80. 9-13=75@1,100...
    I have an idea what the 450 lumen (40 watt incandescent) looks like, but path lights at 3 watt led @150 lumens from one manufacturer or 2-2.5 watt led at 110-115 lumens. ??? or bullets at 2-4-6 watts led???
    I may by a couple fixtures or a fixture with assorted bulbs and see what the light will actually look like.
    Sounds like a project of some significance. Have you asked the supplier to offer design assistance? They do that stuff all the time, you don't have to follow there recommendations, but they may have some experience that can be beneficial.

    Of course never forget they are selling. Buyer beware.

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