Night walk throughs

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by pete scalia, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
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    What is the minimum sized (dollar amount) job that you will stay or come back after dark to do a site walk with the client to adjust and make sure they like everything? Thank you.
     
  2. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    For every job I sell, I will do a nighttime adjustment. I even state that in my contract. It doesn't matter the size of the job, nor the complexity, the customer deserves the respect and attention of a nighttime viewing. Besides, this is when I pick up my check!
     
  3. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
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    Good points I agree. Hope some others will participate.
     
  4. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    When else are you going to adjust your lights if not at night?
     
  5. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Exactly.... we also sometimes make it a point to view the property at night BEFORE the project begins. This gives us a great sence of ambient light and where more light is needed. I can do this during the day as well as the next guy but I really do like to walk the properties at night using all pathways and entrances ect.
     
  6. SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
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    how can you install "Night" Lighting and not be there at night to unveil it and educate the customer on. Not to mention you need to be there after dark to tweak your beams.
     
  7. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Well said Chris. I totally agree.
     
  8. The Lighting Geek

    The Lighting Geek LawnSite Senior Member
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    I check every job at least once after all the lights are fired up. Sometimes on larger jobs I come back after everything is done. I try to get the customer to invite neighbors over to meet me if I can.
     
  9. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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    The most important time of any lighting job is the final hour. I fyou dont want to go back and adjust and change lenses and lamps aropund then you shouldnt do lighting.
     

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