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Old 12-15-2011, 08:14 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 12-15-2011, 11:02 PM
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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 12-15-2011, 11:13 PM
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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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Equipment:
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 12-15-2011, 11:22 PM
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Malibu is sold at Home Depot. I was looking for a line installed by a contractor.
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Equipment:
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 12-16-2011, 12:19 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, 01:15 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, 09:24 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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Old 12-16-2011, 09:31 AM
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Gerry makes a great point above, and one that I agree with and subscribe to. It takes some time to find the best fixture for the application, but in the long run you, your business and your clients will benefit.

Sticking entirely to one line of products is akin to going out an purchasing a toolbox filled with only one manufacturers line of tools. I don't think I have ever seen a toolbox where every thing is from the same brand.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:56 AM
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I think that if you go to the AOLP (Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals) website, you will find a list of very good outdoor lighting manufacturers with products you can depend on. www.aolponline.org
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Old 12-19-2011, 04:23 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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