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landscape lighting??

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Lawnboy5, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. Lawnboy5

    Lawnboy5 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    does anybody do landscape lighting and do you have to be a electrian to do it? If you don't where is a good place to get good lights and supplies?
  2. affprop

    affprop LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    Nightscaping.com is an excellent company to deal with. Excellent products and support. Good luck.
  3. PAPS

    PAPS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 404

    If your just gettin into it, you could check out Home Depot. They have some good basic lighting features.
  4. Lawn-N-Garden Guy

    Lawn-N-Garden Guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 321

    Don't think you need to be a licensed elec as long as your working with low voltage systems and not installing outside recepts. to power your systems.
  5. ipm

    ipm LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 264

    You do not have to be licensed if you are working with low voltage. Some of your larger lights you will have to contract with an electrician.
  6. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 549

    Hey Paps,

    Just wondering why you wouldn't go to a wholesale supplier whether your new at it or been doing for years? When I first started, my supplier helped me with design, installation and pricing. If I have a problem on a job they will come there with parts I may have forgotten or answer any ?'s over the phone.


    Do you have a supplier nearby? Ask if they have classes or seminars you could attend. Learn to do it right and you could make some good money. Price your jobs on the value of the outcome and not on cheap materials with a mark-up.
  7. PAPS

    PAPS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 404

    I do use a wholesale supplier (Aquarius). This guy was saying he is just starting out, thats why I told him to try Home Depot because there stuff is inexpensive and easy to mess around with to get the hang out lighting. It was just a suggestion... If he has a nice supplier near him that would help him out by all means go there but I dont know his situation around there.
  8. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    No you do not need a lic. electrician unless you are installing, or moving receptacles. Small landscape lighting is low voltage. you don't need an electrician unless you are installing 110v or higher. :cool:
  9. Lawnboy5

    Lawnboy5 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    Thanks for all the help. I made some phone calls and I fund one that is sending me alot of info to get started.
  10. dougaustreim

    dougaustreim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 488

    Don't listen to the advice here about the electrical license issue. Every state is different. In SD the cutoff is 50 volts. Minn just went through a long process of getting this issue straightened out. I beleive that possibly NJ and IL have had some issues along these lines as well. In most cases the lighting and irrigation control wire fall into the same situations as well as some TV and security cable situations. Check with your own state .

    Austreim Landscaping

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