Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

NOV 2017

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Above The flagpole is illuminated with INSERT INSERT INSERT INSERT INSERT with a cooler color temperature. Above & Right At this residence in Arnold, Maryland, (inset) Chesapeake Irrigation and Lighting completely replaced a dilapidated system that included lights that were buried in overgrowth and some that were not even working. The install involved moonlighting in trees for the driveway and guest house, uplights on trees and the house, a variety of other landscape lighting, and making the pier and boathouse aesthetically pleasing when viewed from the house. Because of the issues presented by the marine environment, brass fixtures were used. The color temperature of the LEDs was kept in the lower range (2700 K) to bring out the warm tones of the wood on the pier and boathouse. Top The flagpole is illuminated with MU up- lights with Unique 8-watt MR-16 LED lamps with a cooler color temperature. Pier Warmth By Mike Dahl, LC/DBM T Though the destination for most land- scape lighting is, as the name suggests, on land, sometimes the lighting ends up in or over water, as was the case for an extensive project installed by Chesapeake Irrigation and Lighting. A complete lighting renovation at a resi - dence in Arnold, Maryland, which included illuminating the house, guesthouse, drive - way, trees and other landscaping, also in- volved a pier and boathouse on a finger of the Chesapeake Bay. "This was a complete redo," says com - pany owner Dave Underwood. "They had some old fixtures that were in bad shape, and some weren't even working." Though the project comprised so many dif - ferent aspects, it was bid, and then installed, in its entirety, not in phases. This was impor - tant because all of the wiring for the lights on the pier was run underneath it. And the crew could only get under the pier, using a Johnboat, when conditions were right. "We actually had to refer to the tide tables and return at certain times when it coincid - ed with low tides," Underwood explained. When conditions weren't right, the crew would work on the house and surrounding grounds. On the pier, they replaced existing lights (referred to as eyebrow or puck lights) on the pilings, and added others. Wall-wash lights, which were mounted on pilings with a 6-inch stem and 90-degree knuckle, were o hide the wiring, it was routed internally through the pilings. All fixtures on the pier were brass to hold up to the marine environment. The wall wash lights focused on the boathouse had a wide beam spread but the two lighting the flag on top of the boathouse had a narrow spot. The wiring underneath the pier was brought up to a PX-300 transformer with 26 LC DBM Above Besides puck lights mounted on the stairs them- selves to help the residents and visitors safely make their way from the pier up to the house, LF-1LED-BS Brass Finish fixtures coupled with 2-watt LEDs were positioned on the underside of the railings.

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