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AndrewsLawnRanger
03-05-2006, 11:29 PM
hello all

where can i buy low voltage lighting?? any catoulges or mail order..
just besides homedepot looking for more varity and for different apps


thanks andrew

TheHotShotKid
03-05-2006, 11:31 PM
irrigation wholesaler

Dreams To Designs
03-06-2006, 08:17 AM
Landscape suppliers. If you are looking for the quality major brands, check their websites for dealers. You also have the sponsor of this forum, Frog Lights that will sell you direct.

Kirk

NightScenes
03-06-2006, 08:53 AM
The last place you want to buy your lighting supplies from is the Home Depot.

Flow Control
03-06-2006, 09:19 AM
Does anyone know of an online wholesaler with good pricing on professional lines or products? You guys have been talking about Cast, so I decided to find the nearest distributor. Well its a mower parts store within 15 minutes of my home. I was expecting an irrigation shop or something similar. But I am going to try their product since I have yet to hear anything negative about the product. I just hope they have reasonable prices.

NightScenes
03-06-2006, 09:38 AM
Does anyone know of an online wholesaler with good pricing on professional lines or products? You guys have been talking about Cast, so I decided to find the nearest distributor. Well its a mower parts store within 15 minutes of my home. I was expecting an irrigation shop or something similar. But I am going to try their product since I have yet to hear anything negative about the product. I just hope they have reasonable prices.

You could try www.terradek.com . He carries most major brands and just about anything you would need in the landscape lighting field.

Good luck in your ventures.

Pro-Scapes
03-06-2006, 04:10 PM
Cast is reasonable for what you get as far as I have seen. if you PM me with your prices I will check them against my wholesale prices. I dont want to post them in public because there are alot of non contractors surfing this site.

Good lights aint cheap... cheap lights aint good. Im still pretty new at lighting but i been doing more research on it that my wife is happy with lol. Your not going to get a spot light from cast for 12 bucks tho like you will at lowes. Good quality wire costs more than one of them lowes DIY kits.

AndrewsLawnRanger
03-06-2006, 11:58 PM
i dont want to buy from HD but i would like to find a quality dealer with a quality product. so i come to all of you for help

people who posted and said the average install per light is $200 does this include the wire?? per foot price if so what price for a 12-2?

say transformer is $300 cost what do u charge to install.... $675?? $750???


just lookin for some help


thanks alot

NightScenes
03-07-2006, 09:17 AM
i dont want to buy from HD but i would like to find a quality dealer with a quality product. so i come to all of you for help

people who posted and said the average install per light is $200 does this include the wire?? per foot price if so what price for a 12-2?

say transformer is $300 cost what do u charge to install.... $675?? $750???


just lookin for some help


thanks alot

The $200 per fixture price is the average for the complete install. This includes fixtures, lamps, wire, transformer, photo controller, timer, misc. hardware and labor. Sometimes it might be a little less, sometimes it might be more.

Dreams To Designs
03-07-2006, 12:34 PM
To find quality dealers, perhaps you may ask who are the quality manufacturers, then contact them for dealer locations near you.

I prefer to use Cast, Kichler and Focus, as they all offer something a little different to please my clients. I would not be adverse to using Hadco or Unique if they had something in their lines that met my needs. Frog Lights also has some unique fixtures in their line that may suit your purpose. I have not used any of their product, so I am unable to comment either way, but they are a sponsor of this particular forum. Quality and service are more important to me than price, so that is how I have arrived at my suppliers, you may have different criteria. Do you have an Aquarius Irrigation, John Deere Landscape or a Shemin near you. They all have quality low voltage lighting.

Kirk

steveparrott
03-07-2006, 04:41 PM
Andrew,

If you're going to do the install yourself, your welcome to a copy of our professional installation manual. Or better yet, take a one-day seminar to make sure you get it right.

Send me a personal message if you'd like the manual.

duckworth
05-22-2012, 02:09 AM
I would like a copy of install manual l'm fust starting out .thanks

David Gretzmier
05-22-2012, 02:32 AM
several of casts fixtures alone exceed the 200 per fixture cost that gets batted around. they put a lot of know how and materials in their product. that being said, there are tons of online companies that sell decent product, along with an irrigation supllier that must be near you or at least within 50 miles from you.

Volt is a good name out there to research, as well as copper moon and FX.

when you bid, add up your material costs, your labor costs, and then figure out what you need to make to run a business and pay yourself for however long you work on the project. we run from anywhere 200-400 per fixture cost, depending on how much wire we use, LED or non led, how much built in expansion room in the trans and wire we install, honestly how far we have to drive and how far the fixtures are from the trans, concrete cuts, etc. all these change bids dramatically.

the more you bid and do jobs the closer you will get to understanding time and materials to do a job. but until then I would not go below 200 per fixture and a minimum of 6 fixtures.

indylights
05-22-2012, 10:37 AM
[QUOTE=David Gretzmier;4419617]several of casts fixtures alone exceed the 200 per fixture cost that gets batted around.


No they don't (unless you are talking retail). I buy some Cast, and none of their fixtures exceed that amount. And good luck to anyone who is installing lighting at $200 per fixture.

Scott Maloney
Sunflower Landscapes

starry night
05-22-2012, 12:02 PM
I think David was up too late last night ..................responding to a thread from 2006.

David Gretzmier
05-24-2012, 11:54 PM
egads, you are correct. someone had floated it to the top and I did not look at the dates. as far as cast pricing- I am going by the "discounted" prices off casts own website. many exceed $200, I believe I saw a fixture exceed $300 and again, that was quoted after the discount. true wholesale to contractors however, may be another ballgame.

duckworth
05-27-2012, 09:27 AM
Just in the process of adding lighting to my irrigation could use manual for lighting

Classic Lighting
05-27-2012, 11:03 AM
Contact your local irrigation supplier. Manufacturers often host a install-a-day class.
http://www.uniquelighting.com/education/university.htm
http://www.cast-lighting.com/learning/seminars-and-courses/
http://vistapro.com/seminarlookup.aspx
http://www.fxl.com/learning/

turfer surfer
10-18-2012, 04:50 PM
I found a website where the LV waterproof wire connectors are half the price I was paying from Ewing. www.watersaverpros.com

JHFMX
11-30-2012, 04:51 PM
Does anyone know of an online wholesaler with good pricing on professional lines or products? You guys have been talking about Cast, so I decided to find the nearest distributor. Well its a mower parts store within 15 minutes of my home. I was expecting an irrigation shop or something similar. But I am going to try their product since I have yet to hear anything negative about the product. I just hope they have reasonable prices.

Check out Voltlighting.com

I think you will find the pricing is very reasonable. The fixtures are all great quality imo.