@troy That’s why I dug around to find sources for professional color-tunable exterior lighting. Not cheap, but 6000K is supported. It’s not so much that the manufacturers or installers have a solid reason to recommend the orange illumination, it’s that 2700K blends seamlessly with old style incandescent PAR flood lamps. And people want uniformity in their presentation appearance. And they also don’t want to replace everything they’ve already got, so piecemeal replacement at need inflates the demand for simulated obsolescent tech.
100 degrees. Is the light beam Angel running a low-grade fever, or are human-level measurements even relevant here? I’d hate to think he picked up COVID just from coming down to watch over a set of wannabe Malibu lights.
These look like a decent deal - I have too many trees and stuff in the way for the solar-powered ones to work, especially in the non-summer months. User manual says you can run it out 150 ft if you use 14 AWG wire, which I’d need as the outdoor plug is a ways from where I’d want them.
Only spec I don’t see is the wattage for each light - I assume it’s less than 45W total for the four as that’s what the transformer is rated at. It would be nice to add a couple more if possible.
I was considering this for highlighting a few trees in the whole yard, but is that really only 50 feet of wire I’m supposed to share amongst the four lights AND the transformer? I’d hardly be able to move them more than a few feet from the outlet if that’s the case.
@PooltoyWolf It runs as a chain connection. But the most distant light could only be 50 feet from the socket, probably less.
Not stated clearly is a bigger issue; the dusk/dawn sensor is on the transformer. If the socket is in shade, the timing will be off. If the socket is where one of the lights will shine, you might have a flashing on and off problem.
The name for the space in the back with the really high ceiling is “the blue room”. It is notorious for its leaky roof and bug problems. We don’t really go there very much, but at least using the grill doesn’t set off the smoke detector.
@cdemay Each light is produces a load of 6W, which would mean that the power supply would need to deliver 48W, when it’s only rated for 45W? Not a good idea. You’ll need to use both power supplies anyway, I’d split the load evenly.
@cdemay With a near-zero nominal safety margin, and an open question about whether that 45W rating on the power supply is both accurate and based on a 100% duty cycle. Generally, I’m in favor of not loading a supply to more than 70% of its rating; they tend to run hot and fail when you go higher. These might be capable of full load for extended periods, but I would not bet on it.