How many lights do I need?

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Design and layout is up to you!

Start by determining your desired placement. We recommend spacing six to eight feet between fixtures, depending on the type of atmosphere you want to create. For areas that need to be well-lit, such as steps or for security reasons, consider spacing your fixtures closer together or using a higher wattage lamp. For ambiance or accent lighting, consider spacing your light fixtures further apart or using a lower wattage lamp.

If your design includes steps, start by lighting the steps adequately, then place fixtures in the surrounding walls to expand the feel of night lighting as you desire. If you are still uncertain, please contact us at 800-861-1364 for assistance.

Has Integral Lighting ever had a product recall?

Christen Hartman

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We are pleased to announce that we have never had a product recall. Our quest for safe, top quality product remains our focus. All Integral Lighting fixtures are UL 1838 Low Voltage Landscape Lighting approved for your safety. Ongoing facility and fixture inspections by Underwriters Laboratories ensures that we are supplying products held to their standards.

Can I use a lower wattage bulb with Integral Lighting?

Christen Hartman

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Yes. We have several options for our IL6.xxx and IL18.xxx fixtures and you can order then directly online.

We also carry LED replacement lamps for your Xenon fixtures. These lamps are T5 Wedge Base and fit into the existing socket for an easy replacement.

Can I use Pavelux® with tumbled pavers?

Christen Hartman

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After speaking with a group of contractors who have installed our new Pavelux® LED fixtures, along with the designer, we can offer the following advice on fitment to various manufacturers of paver stones…

The fixture itself is designed to a full dimension be it 4″, 6″ or 8″ in length as some block manufacturers maintain full dimension. In the case of tumbled stone, a minor adjustment may be needed to achieve the desired effect and maintain design. That being said, a minor trimming of the end opposite the cord is acceptable by method of sawing. Some installers actually remove the sharp end edge at the top of the fixture to have it blend with the tumbled paver.

The maximum amount that can be removed from the 8″ model is 1.5″. The maximum amount that can be removed from the 4″ and 6″ model is 0.75″.

Visit pavelux.com for more details.

What’s the difference between a digital and analog voltmeter?

Christen Hartman

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A voltmeter is an instrument used for measuring current, voltage and resistance. Here is a quick comparison between digital voltmeters and analog voltmeters…

How many sizes is Pavelux® available in?

Christen Hartman

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Pavelux® is available in three lengths which insert easily into your hardscape accent border with no cutting or drilling. Each size is stocked in both 3000K pure white and 2400K ultrawarm white LED color temperatures.

IP4.100.xxx … 4″ (L) x .75″ (W) x 2.0″ (H)
IP6.100.xxx … 6″ (L) x .75″ (W) x 2.0″ (H)
IP8.100.xxx … 8″ (L) x .75″ (W) x 2.0″ (H)

Visit pavelux.com for more details and specs.

Why does your patented design still get knocked off?

Christen Hartman

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We hear this one every day. Like many other enterprises, the landscape lighting industry is frequently imitated by off shore companies as well as our own neighbors. Integral Lighting is committed to reinvesting resources into product and service enhancements… not battling the 20+ companies who can’t think for themselves.

Patent law never worked for independent innovators. We patented our fixture and its mode of installation so that you would know we invented “the original hardscape light.”

Maybe it’s time to rethink patent law.

What voltage is required to operate your LED?

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Our LED packages are engineered on a 12 volt AC platform. The operating range is 8.0 volts to 12.5 volts AC. Optimum performance is achieved when operated at 11.5vAC.

Is Pavelux® affected by extreme temperatures?

Christen Hartman

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Our Pavelux® fixtures were tested under various temperature conditions and supply voltage.

Pavelux® fixtures themselves at temperatures of 140° Fahrenheit and supply voltage of 12.5 volts AC demonstrated that the LED board operated well under the manufacturer’s guidelines for maximum thermals. With this being said, excessive voltage has the most effect on operating temperature and is obviously a critical element in overheating LED fixtures. This is why we always remind installers and users to administer 12 volts or less, as LEDs have the same life characteristics as an incandescent lamp.

We also took into account that different paver surfaces are affected by the sun at different temperatures, for instance, black asphalt has a higher surface temperature than white concrete. With this in mind, lighting fixtures are typically not lit during the heat of the day, as they are meant to light the night.
As for the housing, the material utilized in our Pavelux® fixtures is UV stabilized polycarbonate and will not be affected by an increase or decrease in temperature or sun exposure.

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Why are we upgrading our LED package?

Christen Hartman

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As with any new technology, the LED industry is no exception and has made major advancements. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date product in today’s LED offering.

  • Improvements in LM80 indicates longer consistent light output over the life of the LED. Light emitting diodes degrade slowly, usually not noticeable to the human eye, diminishing light output over time.
  • Lower power use (watts) points to a reduction in overall operating costs. Electricity costs are not going down in price anytime soon, but our new and improved LED will help you save more on your electric bill.
  • Lower power use (watts) in conjunction with higher efficacy means more light with less heat. Reduced operating temperatures extend the life of an LED.
  • Circuit board improvements increase life by allowing the LED chip to operate at a cooler temperature.

We look forward to further improvements and we are committed to providing you with the best LED solutions for outdoor lighting.