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    Kichler hardscape lights or alternative?

    I assume Kichler is the big player if we're wanting to add some lighting on our retaining/seating walls around the pool decking and fire pit but was wondering if anyone had any experience with some of the other (cheaper) options like VOLT and G-LUX?

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    Re: Kichler hardscape lights or alternative?

    5900 G Fiberglass IG pool (circa 1990), SWG Hayward Aqua Rite GoldLine (2013), IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump (2013), Hayward Pro Sand Filter (circa 1990), Well water (no iron or other metals fortunately), test with Taylor K2006C, Charleston, SC

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    Re: Kichler hardscape lights or alternative?

    I would like to know this also? Thinking about adding some lights around the fire pit like these... Stainless Steel Paver Wall Light - LED Bronze - Landscape Spotlights - Amazon.com

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    Re: Kichler hardscape lights or alternative?

    We had Vista landscape lighting installed in our yard 8 years ago and only last month when I had a issue with one light did I find out they weren't Kitchler! These lights have been rock solid!

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    Re: Kichler hardscape lights or alternative?

    bump. anyone else?

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    Re: Kichler hardscape lights or alternative?

    We used Lightcraft.

    http://www.lightcraftoutdoor.com/upl...ft-2015-LR.pdf

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    Re: Kichler hardscape lights or alternative?

    I think one of the main differences is the quality of the connector supplied between the fixture wire tail and the main power wire you lay out from the fixtures to the transformer. If you get cheaper fixtures, this connector will not be water tight, and will eventually corrode and fail. For my cheaper fixtures I'm cutting the connector off and using direct bury rated (silicone filed) wire nuts, available at your local sprinkler store. I use the factory connector to lay the lights out and make sure I like there positioning and then go back and cut the wire and splice it back together with the wire nuts after I'm happy with everything.
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    Re: Kichler hardscape lights or alternative?

    VOLT appears to get pretty good reviews are about 60% of the price of the Kilchers. I may go that route.

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    Re: Kichler hardscape lights or alternative?

    I got a 72 foot string of solar Christmas tree lights from Amazon for $18. They turn on automatically when it gets dark enough and give great ambient lighting. We got a white light "stick in the ground" style at the bottom of the stairs, but that's about it. The tiki torches are for when we want more light.
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