Can a lighting system be set up to use apx 40 lights over apx 400mtrs to come on to timing set for every 10 lights?

by on November 3, 2011

Q: Can a lighting system be set up. To use apx 40 lights over apx 400mtrs to come on to timing set for every 10 lights
Eg first 100mtrs in 13sec
2nd 100m in 22 sec
3rd 100m in 33 sec
4th 100m in 47 sec
lights come on one at a time to meet the 100m light in each case
IF SO. ???
Than can the timing be changed by a switch
Thank you for your time


2 Responses to “Can a lighting system be set up to use apx 40 lights over apx 400mtrs to come on to timing set for every 10 lights?”
  1.  

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    Good luck with your project!

     
  2.  

    On a knee jerk reaction – hip shot, I would say that the answer is yes. However in order for me to be more definitive I would like a little more detail, such as do you have the timer(s) yet, is each light string of 10 lights each on it’s own power cord with the longest one being 400 meters or 1,312 feet and the shortest one being 100 meters or 328 feet, the next being 200 or 656 feet, the next being 300 meters or 984 feet. I may be reading more into this than what you want. If the lights are all on one power cord than the task is much more challenging, but doable. In this case a relay or other switching device would need to be set up at the end of each 100 meter segment of the total single 400 meter length of lighting cord. It sounds like you want to light up a path along a driveway to impress your guests or a walking pathway. One more question (really 2). Do you want each successive group of 10 lights to stay on after they are first switched on? Also what are the wattages of each of your lights?

    Best regards,

    Peohguy