Several months ago in this forum, I wrote about the importance of creating the best wire connections possible to minimize lighting issues that arise when inadequate and improper wire connections are made in the field.
One product that BISCO sells to insure secure and solid wire connections is LIGHTING SHRINK. The Lighting Shrink method utilizes a tin coated copper barrel connector and a UL approved premium grade gasket lined protective sheath.
However, in my opinion the real secret to this great connection system is the LS CRIMPING TOOL. The LS Crimping Tool is both non-reversing and ratcheting, so it insures that the barrel connector is firmly and permanently attached to the stranded low voltage wire!
The LS Crimping Tool can be used with almost any metal barrel connector and has a net price of $29.95, a small investment for “piece of mind” wire connections.
Please e-mail me if you’d like additional information about the Lighting Shrink wire connection system described above.
As pictured above, we now stock 3 LED retrofit options for S8 wedge base fixtures. CAST and Kichler halogen path lights have utilized S8/3156 wedge base halogen lamps for several years, so now you can easily upgrade an inefficient halogen system with one of these LED lamps.
The 3 options we have are as follows:
(1) Brilliance LED S8 – this compact LED utilizes Cree’s X T-E chipset and features Brilliance LED’s multi-directional beam pattern which is energy efficient and water resistant.
* operating voltage 8 – 18 volts
* 2 watt replaces a 20 watt halogen
* 2700K, warm white
* conformal coated PC board
* 5 year warranty
* part # BRIS8WW
* list price is $33.13
(2) Alliance “corn cob” 3156 LED:
* operating voltage 8 – 24 volts
* 3 watt, 20 watt Xelogen equivalent
* 50,000 hour avg. life span
* part # L3156LED3W
* list price is $33.33
(3) Alliance “glass globe” 3156 LED:
* operating voltage 10 – 30 volts
* 3 watt
* glass globe protects LED chips
* 50,000 hour avg. life span
* part #L3156GLED3W
* list price is $50.37
Let me know if you need any other LED lamp options to help you upgrade existing halogen LV lighting systems.
Brilliance LED, a manufacturer of high quality replacement LED lamps for landscape lighting fixtures, now has available their WiFi Controllable PlayLED Set. I suppose a potential application for this Kit would be an outdoor living area/kitchen that has a desire to be transformed with colorful LED light and movement of light.
The set comes complete with the following components:
1) waterproof 5 meter RGB strip.*
2) Wi-fi controller.
3) Plug-in driver.
4) Free downloadable Control App. that works with IPhone/IPod Touch/IPad/Android devices using iOS 4.1 or higher, or Android 2.1 or higher.**
5) 3 Year warranty.
6) List price for the complete kit is $550.00.
* The strips are also customizable up to 100 meters with the addition of extra 5 meter increments.
** To download the control app. simply search for Brilliance PlayLED in your Google or ITunes App store.
Brilliance has created a YouTube video instructing a user how to utilize their free downloadable Control App.
Late last lighting season CAST introduced their smallest capacity magnetic transformer to date, the CJT75SSMTTC.
This rugged, reliable and compact transformer is useful in several applications. One such app. for this transformer is as the control unit for a LED-fixture demo kit. If you couple this unit with some of the quick-connect wiring components that CAST has available, you can easily assemble a very affordable Demo Kit that features the LED fixtures you choose to highlight in the kit. Demo kits have proven to be effective tools to help sell Landscape Lighting to your customers and prospects.
Product features include:
- Built-in manual timer.
- Resin-sealed torodial core for high efficiency.
- Full transformer capacity can be loaded into any single voltage tap.
- Voltage taps of 12V and 15V.
- Secondary magnetic circuit breaker.
- Stainless steel enclosure.
- Photo-cell compatible.
- Capacity is 75VA.
- Dimensions: Height 6 3/8″, Width 3 3/4″, Depth 4 1/4″
- List price is $200.00.
If you need additional information about this product or the other demo kit components mentioned above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The QZ is the smallest up light now offered in the FX LED line. Very similar in size to a MR11 up light.
It only has a 1LED (10 watt halogen equivalent) option, but it is capable of all the same features and optics of the larger LED up lights like the NP and FB in a smaller package. The QZ is available in 9 powder coat finishes and has a list price of $109.00.
The QZ is also capable of Zoning and Dimming on a Luxor ZD system with the addition of the ZD option.
Also, the NEW 2013 FX LED product catalog is now in print! Let us know if you’d like a copy sent to you.
CAST Lighting has recently introduced a new low-cost, low-voltage security lighting system comprised of rugged LED luminaires and a reliable power supply. This product is called the Perimeter Wall Pack Light. Mounted on walls or posts (with or without junction boxes), these lights are simple and quick to install, and consume a fraction of the energy of traditional security lighting. These luminaires have numerous applications for a variety of end users in both permanent and temporary installations.
If you’d like more detailed information and pricing on this CAST product, please send me an e-mail with your request at email@example.com.
BRILLIANCE LED has recently added another lighting product to their repertoire of landscape lighting offerings, the rigid LED Light Bar.
Their Light Bars are available in 4 lengths and wattages:
5″ (2.6W), 8 7/8″ (5.2W), 12 3/4″ (7.8W) and
16 3/4″ (10.4W).
* CREE LED
* 2700K, warm white light output
* 12v AC/DC
* easy to install
* 6′ 18 gauge wire included w/ each bar
* anodized aluminum rail
* rugged construction
* SS mounting brackets are available as an accessory for each size light bar
* competitively priced
Contact Jeff Crean at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like the spec. sheet and prices for the NEW LED Light Bars.
Brilliance LED, one of our suppliers of retrofit LED products, just announced the availability of their G-4 S-8 wedge base LED lamp. All the details of this product are mentioned here
This LED fits very nicely into several of the CAST halogen path lights, which makes upgrading an existing system to LED super easy.
The list price for this lamp is $ 33.13.