Landscape Lighting is in the news

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by The Lighting Geek, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. The Lighting Geek

    The Lighting Geek LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Very Cool! Glad to see some media coverage. I am going on the radio this weekend for a 30 minute segment on Christmas lighting. I will be doing a landscape lighting segment in March that will last for an hour or so. It is a popular home and garden program on saturday mornings with a saturday morning listenership of around 115k or so they estimate. It should be fun.
     
  3. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    From the article:

    "...There are even some solar-powered path lights that sell on the Internet for as low as $30 for a pack of 10. While those solar lights don't require wiring, they have a big downside: They won't produce much light on an overcast day...." :) :) :)

    Or, I might add, on any dark night either...

    Segment of the article quoting the Kichler guy: "Lighting is a fashion industry," he says. "You don't have the same pair of slacks that you had 30 years ago."

    LOL
     
  4. Armadillolawncare

    Armadillolawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Holy crap I am scare to show a customer a Kichler catalog. Its thicker then my local phone book.
     
  5. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    We never show a catalog. Paths and building mounted lights can be an exception but our clients pay us to specify the proper fixture for the job.
     
  6. Armadillolawncare

    Armadillolawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    So far I have been selling mostly Cast lighting and I don't mind providing their catalog since they don't have a huge selection of fixtures.
     
  7. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I think Billy's right. You're the expert: the artist, the designer/ contractor/ installer....

    I sometimes give in to a client who wants to pick out fixtures, but usually try to sell myself as someone that knows a thing or two about lighting design.

    I tell them that picking the right fixture is usually less an issue of a look or finish, and much more to do with what the particular fixture is designed to do and how it will perform.

    So, let me pick the fixture for what it will do and how long it will last, let them pick the material or finish if they have a preference.
     
  8. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    BTW Tommy.... nice exposure!
     
  9. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Paths and decorative fixtures can be an exception to this
     
  10. Classic Lighting

    Classic Lighting LawnSite Senior Member
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    Good job Tommy. Articles, such as this one by the AP, are great advertisement for the industry.
     

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