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nobagger
01-24-2006, 06:56 PM
I have seen some incredible pictures in here with landscape lighting. It was always something that interested me and I maybe looking into for another avenue for my lawn care/landscape business. But where I live people seem to think that we can mow a lawn for 12 bucks:dizzy: I was just wondering what is a typical cost of lets say a smaller installation of maybe 15-20 lights. I know there are probably tons of variables but I was looking for a rough guess. I would dare to say customers around here would probably spend anywhere from $300-$1000 would that get them a nice looking lightscape or not. Thanks in advance, Brian.

klkanders
01-24-2006, 07:21 PM
Brian
I am new to the lighting end of landscaping. But I can tell u would be lucky to get 5 fixtures, transformer and installation for the 1,000 bucks. The huge variable is quality. Everything u will read on here about landscape lighting stresses using professional grade materials. To me it just doesnt make sense to sell a customer anything but " the good stuff ". I am sure there will be more to come from others on this subject.

NightScenes
01-24-2006, 07:22 PM
Nobagger, I should tell you that the lighting that I install is high end. My systems average $215 per fixture, installed price. For a project of 15-20 fixtures the cost would be from $3225 to $4300.

My average project is $2800. I have done projects as high as 25K. Those are very large projects though.

The one thing you must stress to the client is that this is an investment in their estate. This is not Malibu lighting that they can pick up at the big box store down the road.

I hope this helps you kinda get a feel for this.

klkanders
01-24-2006, 07:26 PM
Hey Paul!
I knew u would be responding to this shortly :) and with more information.
Its good to know what your numbers and average is it helps us to get a better idea. Thanks!

nobagger
01-24-2006, 07:58 PM
Thanks for the replies, it was very helpful. I can be confident in selling the "good stuff" because it not only adds value to your home but there is a security stand point also. My neighbor who helps me with lawn care is also an electrician so I have a good start there. This is something that I will definitely be pursuing in the near future.

NightScenes
01-24-2006, 08:36 PM
Always happy to be of assistance!! Any time.

Frog Lights, LLC
01-24-2006, 09:09 PM
It is simple and the results are outstanding. It will make you look like a hero. You will find that it does not require a large crew or special tools. Get a handle on your costs and compute the profit that you are comfortable with. Landscape lighting is an excellent addition to the lawn care business.