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"The main goal was to highlight the beauty of the home and provide added security at the same time. We always want to spread the light around the property from the interior perimeter of the home out into the yard by illuminating select trees and highlighting dark areas," explained AJ. New metal artwork had been added to the property over the years. Auroralight copper spotlights (AL16) were installed to highlight those sculptures. A little light on a sculptural piece can be quite dramatic with the combination of light and shadows. Along the front walk and back patio area there are Auroralight copper path lights (PL4). These new fixtures required JQ America LED G4 bi-pin lamps. Most of the existing wire was reused, with new wire runs added for additional fixtures and changes. The transformer was upgraded to a new stainless steel Vista 300 MT with an Intermatic digital astronomical timer. The astronomical timer replaced an old analog timer. The new one is more reliable and doesn't have to be adjusted for time changes or power outages. The LED lamps are brighter than halogen bulbs, and have a five-year manufacture warranty with a 50,000-hour life. Left & Below: Auroralight copper AL16 spotlight fixtures with 4-watt LEDs at 60 degree 3000K (20-watt halogen equivalent) highlight the sculptural pieces to good effect. The larger sculpture is next to a Japanese lilac; the smaller piece is in front of a blue spruce. 52 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Retrofit Continued from page 50