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Features - Irrigation

Carve out some time at the Irrigation Association Show to check out these products.

November 5, 2013
Lawn & Landscape Staff

1. DIG LEIT -1
The pitch: DIG has developed a fully self-sustainable irrigation controller that doesn’t use batteries or an AC power source.

  • The LEIT -1 requires no direct sunlight and can obtain enough power from surrounding light to operate both day and night in any weather condition.
  • In addition, the LEIT -1 employs SimpleSmart programming which automatically adjusts irrigation schedules monthly.

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2. FX Luminaire Luxor ZD
The pitch: With FX Luminaire’s Luxor ZD, you can create any ambience any time.

  • Zoning allows lights to be programmed into preset vignettes, which can be activated for special occasions.
  • Dimming allows lights to automatically emit any desired illumination percentage anytime, anywhere within a system.

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3. Galcon 3 Station Battery Operate Controllers

The pitch: Galcon is bringing a 3 station option to its designed 7000 Series battery operated controllers.

  • These 3 station controllers, paired with either ¾- or 1-in. DC inline valves, are a solution for automated operation of a drip, pop-up or rotor based system.
  • A single 9-volt battery is needed for this controller to operate one, two or three valves.

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4. Hunter Micro Irrigation Emitters
The pitch: Hunter emitters apply water slowly and directly to the plant.

  • Available in three inlets: self-piercing barb, 10/32 thread and ½-in. female thread.
  • The barb and 10/32 thread models are offered in .5, 1, 2, 4, and 6 GPH models; the ½-in. female threaded model is available in 1 and 2 GPH.

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5. Irritrol Climate Logic Weather Sensing
The pitch: For simple water savings, weather-following and automatic irrigation control, Irritrol introduces the Climate Logic wireless weather system.

  • Consisting of a wireless transmitting weather sensor for installation outdoors and a receiver module to attach to the Irritrol controller.
  • The system monitors weather data, transmits them to the module and then alters the controller’s program based on the weather.

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6. Rain Bird R-VAN Variable Arc Rotary Nozzles
The pitch: Rain Bird’s R-VAN Variable Arc Rotary Nozzles feature a low precipitation rate to reduce run-off and erosion.

  • A high level of distribution uniformity, thick wind-resistant water streams and larger droplets ensure efficient performance.
  • The nozzles can be adjusted by hand, and they are compatible with all models of Rain Bird spray bodies, risers and adapters.

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7. Toro EVOLUTION Controller

The pitch: Toro’s EVOLUTION controller is a modular controller that can evolve over time.

  • You can use a standard USB thumb drive to transfer files, programs, or upgrade to new features or smart capabilities.
  • Set up programs at the clock or through optional computer software, and Utilize the Smart Connect to integrate with a number of wireless accessories including an ET sensor, a handheld remote, and multiple soil sensors.

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