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Old 01-06-2014, 11:32 AM
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Landscaper exploring lighting options

I've been a landscape designer for almost 20 years now and am just getting into landscape lighting. I want to install a system at my house first and was looking around to see who I should buy from. I need a transformer, 3 path lights and 1 spot light. I don't like to go with cheap stuff so the "Malibu" types are out of the question.

I got my contractor pricing set up on Volt but was wondering what other places would you guys go to get a small system as my own?

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Old 01-06-2014, 01:46 PM
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John Deere landscapes is were we buy all our lighting
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:14 PM
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Cascade Lighting (distributor for many brands) Akron
John Deere Landscapes Richfield or North Canton
Wolf Creek Co. Oakwood Village (Cleveland)
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:26 PM
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If wanting to buy locally, try one of your irrigation houses such as John Deere, (Don't know if you have a Ewing or Kenney there. Several brands to buy. For distribution brands, I like FX, Unique, advantage or Vista.

If going on-line: VOLT, Cascade (as Phil mentioned), FOLD 'Florida outdoor lighting"-Ask for AJ

Just to name a few.

Good luck on your 1st system. 4 lights will be a piece of cake for you with your background in landscaping.
I would recommend using LED- it will make your life easier and be sure to use good wire connectors and not just
some wire nuts. If you have any questions, there is a wealth of information in the lawn site archives- or just ask.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:32 PM
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I would say to use the same weather protected wire nuts for irrigation or low voltage connectors
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:48 AM
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Thank you! It seems LED makes the most sense so that is the route I'm taking. I guess even for my small system (3 path lights, 1 spot light, transformer and cable) it's going to cost over $400. Hopefully it last forever!
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