Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

NOV 2015

LC/DBM provides landscape contractors with Educational, Imaginative and Practical information about their business, their employees, their machines and their projects.

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Top, Right: Adamson and his crew started this project in 2012, and completed the lighting system in four phases. The final phase, the lighting around the swimming pool, was done last May. "If you combined all the phases, it took us around five weeks," Adamson said. To illuminate six serviceberry trees near the arbor, Adamson used integrated 6.5W LEDs with 60-degree beam spreads, one per tree. Down-lighting the arbor are four 3W mini-bullet LEDs, all made by Vista. Adamson and his three employees dug all the trenches by hand in order to make the entire lighting system work. Middle, Right: Six submersible integrated LEDs from FX Luminaire with 30-degree beam spreads shine light on the fountain from directly underneath. Two LEDs, 6.5W with 35-degree beam spreads, illuminate the top of the fountain. For the dogwood trees, Adamson used 6.5W LED bullet lights with 60-degree beam spreads. He installed one LED per tree. Right: To illuminate the bench seat, Adamson used a Hadco hanging fixture that has a 3W LED bayonet lamp. The lamp is from Illumicare and is multi-directional, so it emits light 360 degrees, similar to a light bulb. The dogwood tree is illuminated with two 6.5W LEDs with 60-degree beam spreads. In 2014, the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals gave Adamson a Best Feature Focused Lighting Project award for the job he did on the bench seat. November 2015 33

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