In 2013, Rain Bird launched many new products and improvements to existing product lines, and finishes the year strong with the launch of these three new products – the SMRT-Y Soil Moisture Sensor, XFCV Check-Valve Dripline and LCRBY Series Large Capacity Filters.
Alliance Outdoor Lighting has introduced their first electronic transformer, the ETF60. This compact, 60 watt transformer makes it possible to power a low voltage 12v fixture directly from a 120v line. This unit is ideal for wiring wall sconces, step lights and down lights directly to a 120 volt line.
For the first time, a map of the long-term average annual evapotranspiration rates across the continental United States has been developed by the USGS (United States Geological Survey). Scientists have mapped long-term average evapotranspiration rates as a tool for water managers and planners for determining water availability in different regions.
Pentair is pleased to announce the release of the new Composite Fibrewound Pressure Tanks available February 2013. Designed and manufactured with capacities to match a wide range of fresh-water needs.
Rainbird announces the new TBOS-II™ controllers Now available with a redesigned, user-friendly transmitter and more time and water-saving features, which let contractors build highly-customized programs that maximize water efficiency.
Toro introduces THE NEW TORO EVOLUTION™ CONTROLLER with Revolutionary Interface shortcut buttons provide quick access to basic functions while the advanced menu leverages the experience and knowledge of the irrigation professional, while also offering Computer-programmability with USB Drive Simple-to-use software allows you to program everything at a computer, making it easier to manage multiple installation sites. Controller works With Smart Connect™ Wireless Upgrades for Relays, Remotes, and Smart Control.
LED FIXTURE LEAD
Alliance introduces their new LED fixture lead that makes installing LED easier than ever. With both a 25 foot wire lead and 18 inch wire lead, the double lead is pre-connected to the fixture and pre-threaded through the stake, making it ready to be installed right out of the box. This allows you to simply daisy chain your system, just connect your first fixture to the transformer with the long lead and then connect the short lead to the long lead of the next fixture and so on. This Alliance Double Lead String System will greatly reduce the cost of the transformer, wire, and labor needed to install outdoor lighting, making it possible to install an LED system for the same cost as a traditional halogen system.