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Old 12-15-2011, 09:14 PM
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Landscape lighting manufacturers

Hello,

Please post in your opinion the best landscape lighting manufacturer(s) in quality and dollar value. Thanks.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:02 AM
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You can go wrong with Malibu.
According to your sig........ shouldn't you stick to grass cutting?
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:13 AM
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You can go wrong with Malibu.
According to your sig........ shouldn't you stick to grass cutting?
Grass cutting is only a fraction of what we do.

Did you mean, "we can NOT go wrong with Malibu"?
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2006 Big Tex 6'x16' open trailer
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2006 Toro Z400 48" deck ZTR with mulch baffles
2010 Toro personal pace mower
2011 Echo string trimmer
2009 Echo string trimmer
2009 Echo PAS split shaft (edger, trimmer, pruner)
2-2011 Echo PB260T backpack blowers
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:22 AM
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Malibu is sold at Home Depot. I was looking for a line installed by a contractor.
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2006 Chevrolet 1500 crew cab truck
2006 Big Tex 6'x16' open trailer
2011 Toro Z500 52" deck ZTR
2006 Toro Z400 48" deck ZTR with mulch baffles
2010 Toro personal pace mower
2011 Echo string trimmer
2009 Echo string trimmer
2009 Echo PAS split shaft (edger, trimmer, pruner)
2-2011 Echo PB260T backpack blowers
3-2009 Echo handheld blowers
2011 Load Trail 6x10 dump trailer
Miscellneous shovels, rakes, and other outdoor tools
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:23 PM
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You can go wrong with Malibu.
According to your sig........ shouldn't you stick to grass cutting?
I find this a very narrow minded comment.
Why should he be limited to mowing lawns only ????
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:09 PM
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I find this a very narrow minded comment.
Why should he be limited to mowing lawns only ????
Just like the irrigation forum most of us do not have long sigs.
None of us care about lawnmowers and leaf blowers.

With that said just by his first post most of us can tell he doesnt have any idea about outdoor lighting. When malibu was researched he found out it was sold at big box stores. Any lighting guy knows that. We rip that stuff out of the ground on a daily basis. When it comes to brands of outdoor lighting alot of it is region based. Other times its what you can attain locally. Others its what works for you and your clients.

We cant help in that case. Probably about 5 manufactors sponser this forum so im sure they will chime in about why their product can work for this guy. But imho he is doing a dis service to his "customer" by installing lighting. This is clearly his first rodeo and well I wouldnt want to have him install my lighting.

Once he gets some hands on training. And reads and learns then fine. But that isnt going to happen overnight
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:20 PM
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Just like the irrigation forum most of us do not have long sigs.
None of us care about lawnmowers and leaf blowers.

With that said just by his first post most of us can tell he doesnt have any idea about outdoor lighting. When malibu was researched he found out it was sold at big box stores. Any lighting guy knows that. We rip that stuff out of the ground on a daily basis. When it comes to brands of outdoor lighting alot of it is region based. Other times its what you can attain locally. Others its what works for you and your clients.

We cant help in that case. Probably about 5 manufactors sponser this forum so im sure they will chime in about why their product can work for this guy. But imho he is doing a dis service to his "customer" by installing lighting. This is clearly his first rodeo and well I wouldnt want to have him install my lighting.

Once he gets some hands on training. And reads and learns then fine. But that isnt going to happen overnight

OK
I can agree with your logic .
It just came across as if you didn't think a lawn guy could do anything else other then mow lawns.
If one gets the proper education and gets the right training (Suppliers/manufactures) they should be able to do it all. lawns, hardscape, irrigation systems and Lighting.
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:19 AM
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Vista and FX are both pretty popular here in New Orleans. IMO a lot of the professionally-quality manufacturers are pretty equally matched (they all have their ups and downs). A big part is going to come down to what's available in your area (unless you want to buy online)...
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:15 AM
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This link may come in handy. It is pretty complete as far as I can tell.
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...ght=compendium
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:24 AM
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Fixtures not Manufacturers

We recommend that professional lighting designers select the correct fixture and lamp for the application not what happens to be available from a given Manufacturer. We will often recommend products from several manufacturers depending on the specifics of the project. Don't limit your product selection to what is locally available either, there are several national outdoor lighting distributors that will assist you to select the right product for your specific application.
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