There's an alternative view to the development of our industry.
Many manufacturers entered the low voltage market in the 80's and 90's with materials and installation methods unsuited to the outdoor environment.
A few manufacturers entered the market with better quality products and installation methods.
Manufacturers and distributors expanded the outdoor lighting industry (formerly the sole province of electricians) with training and support to include landscape professionals.
Landscape professionals embraced landscape lighting design and installation. They continue to practice this extremely rewarding profession. They are supported by manufacturers, distributors and fellow professionals through communities such as this forum.