Saturday, May 30, 2009

Visit www.sdlights.weebly.com for a low cost solution for replacement fixtures.


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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My friend Steve

Hot tip! If you ever need help with warranty or product information from Aurora Lighting - call Steve. He's pleasant, intelligent and more than willing to assist!

LaGina
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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Fire Safety

If you are planning to add lighting to your canyon think carefully and consider the level of dryness. Halogen landscape lights burn very hot and are hazardous in dry brush. If you have a deck consider mounting lights on it or below and cast light down (avoid disturbing neighbors across the way).


Be Safe,

LaGina Glass Landscape Lighting @ www.lglandscapelighting.com


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Friday, May 22, 2009

In-Ground Well Lights

If you are putting well lights in the ground (in concrete) be sure to use a fixture that is well sealed at the point the wire enters the fixture. If not properly sealed - water can be vacuumed into the fixture. This will cause excess condensation and eventually water will build up in the fixtures and corrode the socket. Some light condensation is normal in halogen light fixtures because of the heat of the fixture.
Below are a pictures of a fixture that is having problems with water entering from below:

















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Sustainability

I wanted to share this article because it rings so very true. Consumers are constantly bombarded with "green this" and "green that." It's becoming more difficult to make buying decisions that are in line with our beliefs.

This article (http://www.bbmg.com/pdfs/BBMG_sustainability_white_paper.pdf) makes great marketing points for consumers but especially for businesses who focus on sustainable products. How to set apart from competitors by truly providing products that are practical for the environment, shares the same value with consumers and actively adds value to the community at large.

LaGina


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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Waterproof Connectors

It is very important to use waterproof connectors when making your wire connections. Electrical tape wrapped around the wire nut is not waterproof. In fact, when water does get under the tape, it actually holds the water in (next to the wire). Although it will work for a while it will eventually corrode the wire. In addition, water can then be drawn into the fixture via the wire connections.

Spend a little extra and purchase the waterproof connectors pre-filled with silicon. There are various types on the market but a good one can be purchased at The Home Depot in the electrical department. Make sure you use the connector properly -do not pre-twist the wires you are connecting. Place them side-by-side and as you turn the connector onto the wires, the wires will intertwine themselves. Makes a solid connection.

Hope this is helpful.

LaGina
www.lglandscapelighting.com for L.E.D. and Halogen Landscape Lighting fixtures and accessories.


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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hybrid Landscape Lighting System

If you have an existing low voltage landscape lighting system and you are looking to add to your system, consider adding in L.E.D. Lights. It easily integrates into your existing set-up and you add very little to your energy costs.

Or perhaps you system is failing or you have damaged fixtures - replace with led as you upgrade your system. You may not have an immediate need to change everything at once; change one at a time and enjoy your new (decreased) energy bill!

LaGina
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Corrosion...What to do...

I've spoken about this before but I'm running in to this all the time. When you make the decision to use aluminum (thin material) fixtures you will likely experience corrosion sooner or later. There are aluminum products (aircraft grade) that are heavy duty, coated well and weather resistant; however, not all aluminum is alike.

So, chose your fixtures wisely - the first clue is the price. If it is inexpensive beyond belief it may not be of good quality. Spend a little more upfront and not have to concern yourself with replacements later. Brass and copper fixtures work well especially if you live near the ocean (salt water will enhance the corrosion process).

Quick tip.....

LaGina


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Thursday, May 7, 2009

I'm Thrilled

My morning client was not only fun to meet but super excited about her lighting project. This will be challenging but also rewarding. She already has an edible garden and saves rain water...now I'm more than happy to cut her energy costs!

One more person doing their share - life is good :-)

LaGina
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Email

Now I'm testing my email for posting. Somebody stop me ...Lol
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Testing my mobile blog...now i can post anywhere, anytime...woohoo!


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