I was a member of the AOLP a year or two back and thought for sure there would be some sort of meetings or training in Texas considering it's the second most populous state. After spending hundreds of dollars and not getting anything in return for my investment locally I let the membership lapse. I wasn't pushing lighting sales so the logo alone didn't have any value as a sales tool. With the drought issue in Texas I'm looking to get serious about lighting again to diversify. Has there been any AOLP stuff going on in Texas at all? It would be nice if there some annual training here. Anything I do I like to do with a 100% effort. I'm still amazed at all the companies that still use wire nuts on stranded wire. It's still pretty much the norm here in the Austin area. After losing a $750 Mountain Laurel due to a bad wire nut connection that shorted out after a few years I became a fan of the solder pot back in 2005. I've seen tiny irrigation size wire (16 gauge?) nuts used and one two million dollar house had interior use nut used on all the tree connections. Checking voltages here will turn up all kinds of interesting numbers. I'm sure there are some good companies here but it's definitely not the norm. One of the sales people at Cascade had mentioned someone had made up a pretty slick homemade demo kit with battery powered LED lights. No cables to mess with and a five minute job to set up a demo. I'm sure I could rig up something myself but wanted to see if anyone had posted any info or pics about a similar kit.