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mbwent
04-07-2001, 03:40 PM
Anyone do landscape lighting as an add-on service? How much do you charge per fixture? What brand of fixtures are the best in quality and durability?

SDF250
04-13-2001, 01:18 AM
I've never done any lighting jobs but i would think it goes in very fast unless you have to go under any concrete.Whatever you use mark it up at least 50%if not 100.

wrtenterprises
04-20-2001, 09:59 PM
I completed a large residential 110v lighting job last year, and the total was $4,200.00. 9v lighting is much cheaper, because anyone can do it. My rate for the house current lighting was as follows;

$45.00 for all labor.

30% mark up for all materials used.

I made a tidy profit since I was paid $45.00 per for electrical work and digging the trench for the conduit!!

As for quality fixtures, go with Hadco. They have a great return policy and good customer service. Check them out on line at http://www.hadco.com Hope this helps....

Avery
04-20-2001, 11:01 PM
We have been considering getting into outdoor lighting also. I have done quite a bit of research on it in my area. The going rate seems to be around $200.00 per fixture. This is for the good commercial grade stuff, not the 9 volt Home Depot throwbacks. The price includes the timer box and all field wiring. Average fixture will cost you around 30-40 each. Timer boxes vary the same as irrigation clocks. Depends on how many fixtures you are gonna connect to them.

Ocutter
04-21-2001, 10:19 PM
I have been installing systems and servicing them for approx 3 yrs now. Its a great add-on and very easy to install. The co. I deal with most is Nightscaping.com. Their products are adequately priced and the help is very knowledgable. I can get all fixtures through a local supplier in 2-3 days instead of the 7-10 from Cali. Give em a try. I also have some info on getting started (cable constants, beam spreads, measuring voltage runs, etc). If interested email me with an address and I'll try to send something to you when I have time.

Rex Mann
04-22-2001, 01:59 AM
We use Kichler lighting. On an average job we charge around $100.00 to 110.00 per fixture. This includes all wire, labor, stainless steel transformer and extra bulbs. I really enjoy installing it. What a diffrence it makes. We have a demo set we leave at clients homes. It's one of those things-once you see it you have to have it.

Rex

Infinity Landscapes, Inc
12-12-2007, 11:50 AM
over here in Oregon we charge about $175-$250 per fixture. There are alway many variables involved like concrete, specialty lights that run $$ etc.

jhuanger629
12-15-2007, 01:34 PM
out of curiosity, have any of you noticed a trends towards solar accent/landscape lighting? and i'm not talking about the cheap stake lighting you can find at your local costco or target.

TXNSLighting
12-16-2007, 01:36 AM
We use Kichler lighting. On an average job we charge around $100.00 to 110.00 per fixture. This includes all wire, labor, stainless steel transformer and extra bulbs. I really enjoy installing it. What a diffrence it makes. We have a demo set we leave at clients homes. It's one of those things-once you see it you have to have it.

Rex

theres no way your using kichler and only charginf 100-110 per fixture. you DO NOT need to be doing lighting for this cheap, you are really hurting the REAL landscape lighting companies by doing this! ( i have a landscape lighting company by the way) and theres no way your making any money at that price, or else your using the cheap cheap crap, and not kichler.

TXNSLighting
12-16-2007, 01:37 AM
We have been considering getting into outdoor lighting also. I have done quite a bit of research on it in my area. The going rate seems to be around $200.00 per fixture. This is for the good commercial grade stuff, not the 9 volt Home Depot throwbacks. The price includes the timer box and all field wiring. Average fixture will cost you around 30-40 each. Timer boxes vary the same as irrigation clocks. Depends on how many fixtures you are gonna connect to them.

please dont say what you pay for these lights. this is a very public site, and that can hurt us.

TXNSLighting
12-16-2007, 01:38 AM
mbwent- also florida outdoor lighting is a real good supplier floridaoutdoorlighting.com they can help you out with alot. but make sure you do it right, and dont half @$$ it. cast gives training seminars, along with most lighting distributors.

Edgewater
12-16-2007, 02:20 AM
I would not worry about consumers finding out what we pay for the lights. If one of my customers is willing to research and design their system, dig trenches, run wire, install a transformer, test, calibrate voltages, aim fixtures and play with lamps in the dark.....then they have earned the savings. That is the DIY market, not our market. Our market are those people that would rather spend thier time on other things and are buying the end result.

yardmanlee
12-16-2007, 07:12 AM
I would not worry about consumers finding out what we pay for the lights. If one of my customers is willing to research and design their system, dig trenches, run wire, install a transformer, test, calibrate voltages, aim fixtures and play with lamps in the dark.....then they have earned the savings. That is the DIY market, not our market. Our market are those people that would rather spend thier time on other things and are buying the end result.

so true !!!!

SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES
12-16-2007, 04:00 PM
I am just now starting this as an add on and my local rep told me the going rate around here is $150/fixture and around $1/watt on the transformer. this seems right once i broke down a job with real cost.

TXNSLighting
12-17-2007, 07:15 PM
i guess if you dont want to make any money, and hurt the professional lighting people then go ahead and charge $150 a fixture. thats just like mowin for 15 bucks.

SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES
12-17-2007, 07:39 PM
I don't know what you are talking about there texas. i am working on a job right now with 20 fixtures and two transformers and i billed it at $5k. I should make around $1,500 on this job for one maybe two days worth of work. If that is not a fair profit, then please enlighten me. maybe my cost are a little lower than those in Texas. I promise you, I am not currently or will ever be the cheap guy on the block.

TXNSLighting
12-17-2007, 09:31 PM
well, if your charging 5k for 20 lights. then thats 250 a fixture. and that is more accurate. why are you using two trans? long runs?

SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES
12-18-2007, 09:32 AM
If you read my original post completely, you would see that just the fixtures are $150/each and then we charge an additional $1 per watt of Transformer. That means if i sell a 850watt transformer, then it goes for $850.

The reason for the two transformers is that 15 of those 20 lights are on a retaining wall that will be expanded later in the year and i wanted to save transformer space for those lights. The other transformer is just for the front of the house. BTW, the run to the retaining wall is about 150ft. from the house.

TXNSLighting
12-18-2007, 10:11 AM
next time just say 250/ fixture. $1 per watt. thats a bad rule. and really per fixture isnt the best way to charge, its just an average. just becareful and charge accordingly on harder installs. what brand of fixtures are you using?