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Recommend lights for the backyard

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Posted by: from Maple
2/3/2016 at 11:17:36 AM

I have a 30 ft * 30 ft backyard. Anyone could recommend me a good set of 1 or 2 lights which would allow me (when I am in the dining room) to see my dog (via a glass patio door) when he is in the backyard?

Please state the name of the product and retailer e.g. Home Depot.

Thanks

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Robert from Electrilight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time2/3/2016 at 12:48:08 PM

https://www.gescan.com/pr...

Best light I've used many times. Bright light and LED and can stay on all night long for safety. rugged cast aluminum wont rust, crack or fade. Not sure where you live, but should be able to find online or a local electrical supply.


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Martin in Maple
Date/Time2/3/2016 at 12:52:12 PM

Robert (Master Electrician) from Electrilight Ltd. in Oakville

https://www.gescan.com/pr...

Thanks but it is too costly at $130.

I live in the GTA

I will need the cheaper lights to shine for a very period of time 5 to 20 minutes at one time.

Please recommend to me a much cheaper alternative.

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Robert from Electrilight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time2/3/2016 at 1:38:22 PM

Hardware stores sell cheap wall lights, I don't use them as they don't last and I don't really recommend them as after only a few years or one harsh winter, they need replacing. Plastic lights are no good for extreme temperatures. Look for something with spot lights and possibly a motion sensor and timer. Be warned these can be more headache than good. Remember, you get the quality you pay for though. LED bulbs are a good idea for longevity and reducing heat stress on the plastic.

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.2-light-antique-bronze-exterior-security.1000761299.html

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Date/Time2/3/2016 at 2:48:26 PM

I don't think Robert is far off for a quality fixture (which is what you asked for). If you want cheap then head down to Rona, Home Depot and pick something off the shelf: they are all plastic and made off-shore.

To put it in perspective, I just spent $2000 per light fixture for a client that wanted to light up their yard and I have also used the $15 dual bulb ones too. Regardless of the money you spend on the fixture, the amount of electrical work to install will be about the same.

For Robert - RC Lighting (RAB) makes an awesome exterior ceiling light for about $500 (for 347 volt); might be a bit less expensive for 110 / 220V (http://www.rclighting.ca/product.php?product=CLED52W/347%20RCL). These are pretty much my go to light now for clients

Cheers

John Kuehnl-Cadwell

Master Electrician

Datawise Solutions Inc

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Robert from Electrilight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time2/3/2016 at 3:31:05 PM

Nice, thanks John. Cheap and quality never really go in the same topic sentence... similar to hack electricians and Master Electrician, pay for it once, do it right once, make it last a long time.

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Martin in Maple
Date/Time2/3/2016 at 3:38:30 PM

Is it wise to install a wooden cover box for the vertical board which has all of the switches? The builder had erected the vertical board in the basement.

The builder did not install a cover box but just a vertical board which accommodate all of the switches.

Is it against the law to cover the 15 different ON/OFF switches to make it look neat?

What are the pros and cons of a cover box?

Thanks

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Robert from Electrilight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time2/3/2016 at 4:38:51 PM

Martin,

Your basement comment is not easy to understand. Could you find another way to describe or add some photos? Maybe start a new topic to gain interest from other searches.

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Date/Time2/3/2016 at 6:24:07 PM

Hi Martin,

Not 100% sure of your question... are you talking about switches mounted to a single board like this receptacle?

Or are you talking about covering a panel like the one in the picture?


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