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Landscape Lighting Price

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by columbiaplower, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 462

    Did a pricing today for landscape lights in a backyard. Its a tiny job and since i really done have much experince with lighting i figured i'd play with the project. Its 5 50 watt lights going to 5 small trees on the lawn. I took the messuring wheel along and figured it to be about 200 feet of cable to run. My bid is $1200.00
    Also.How do you guys bury the wires? I think im gonna put the trencher blade on my bed edger and i should be good to go.
    Any thoughts?
    Thanks
    -Nick
     
  2. ParkerLawn

    ParkerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 497

    That is pretty close, a little higher than what i do them for but we all won't be the same. What kind of lights are you using? If they are high quality and not hte plastic ones you are alright but if you are using one of the plastic kits, if you can get that much, good for you but it is really high if you are using the cheaper lights. I use a trencher to bury my wires. Your trimmer blade will work but it doesn't bury them deep enough and can cause problems down the road. There is alot of money to be made in lighting and I have done really well with it so far. Good luck.
     
  3. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 462

    I am using metal lights but they arent the top of the line brand. They are costing me about $300
    Im using a bed edger with a trencher blade not a trimmer. It digs down to 8inches and the trenchis 2 inches wide
     

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  4. Mark B

    Mark B LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,019

    You should be fine with your price. I try to get 200-175 depending on what kind of fixtures they want. I bury the wire in the beds when I can just under the mulch once in the grass atleast 6" or more. If you priced job at $1200 then you should have about $600 or more in profit. Not bad fer a couple of hours :D:D
     
  5. Mark B

    Mark B LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,019

    I just priced a downlight for $175.00 the fixture cost $70.00 it will take about 30 minutes to install.
     
  6. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 462

    well i know a guy who does this stuff big time in his operation and he had 5 extra 50watt flood lights that were left over from a job so i think i can get those cheap. It will be interesting to she how it comes out. BTW don't download the bed edger picture i dont think its working.
     
  7. SIG

    SIG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    How do you guys pull permits????
     
  8. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    At a Nightscaping seminar I went to one time they said to Price at 1.5 or 2 times the material price. I think that was the retail price and not your cost of materials. My memory isn't that good and I haven't messed with light for a while. Wouldlike to though.
     
  9. hollywood

    hollywood LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    to my knowledge, you dont need a permit to install low voltage landscape lighting in Maryland.
     
  10. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,740

    ... are you even talking about low voltage?
     

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