I will break this down into a longer explanation and a list of requirements.
- Line 50ft flowerbeds / walkway with LED lighting for house / flowers / sesaon decorations, etc.
- Proof of concept done with Lightify Gardenspots and received wife approval
- Only 1 outlet outside at beginning of run
- Needs to be weatherproof for outdoors application
So I have been doing some testing with the Osram Lightify Gardenspots and got wife approval on the concept. Currently running two strings of the Gardenspots to highlight a small Halloween display in the flowerbeds.
Now I have an issue I could use some forum help on.
I want to run some SmartThings connectable LED lights to line my flowerbeds in front of the house along a walkway. However, I have some really long flowerbeds and only one electrical outlet outside near that part of the house. So that leaves me with limited options other than bringing in an electrician to help with putting in other power outlet possibilities.
I would like to do one long run around 50 ft of something like the Lightify Gardenspots but only have the one electrical outlet. I know that the controller and power supply are only meant to handle two strings (28 feet) connected together.
Has anyone done the research on what power supply and controller combination would work to power a longer run on these? I am definitely comfortable with the idea of doing wiring work, etc. as needed but need help finding components and a set-up that folks feel would work.
Are there any other options out there that are as physically well executed as the Lightify Gardenspots? I like the stake and ability to angle the lights to shine where needed, etc. in the Gardenspot execution. I am willing to buy the Gardenspots and replace the controller and power supply with one that meets requirements if it is feasible. I would keep the spare controllers and power supplies for other things.