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Whats the typical cost?

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by nobagger, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    I have seen some incredible pictures in here with landscape lighting. It was always something that interested me and I maybe looking into for another avenue for my lawn care/landscape business. But where I live people seem to think that we can mow a lawn for 12 bucks:dizzy: I was just wondering what is a typical cost of lets say a smaller installation of maybe 15-20 lights. I know there are probably tons of variables but I was looking for a rough guess. I would dare to say customers around here would probably spend anywhere from $300-$1000 would that get them a nice looking lightscape or not. Thanks in advance, Brian.
     
  2. klkanders

    klkanders LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 848

    Brian
    I am new to the lighting end of landscaping. But I can tell u would be lucky to get 5 fixtures, transformer and installation for the 1,000 bucks. The huge variable is quality. Everything u will read on here about landscape lighting stresses using professional grade materials. To me it just doesnt make sense to sell a customer anything but " the good stuff ". I am sure there will be more to come from others on this subject.
     
  3. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,206

    Nobagger, I should tell you that the lighting that I install is high end. My systems average $215 per fixture, installed price. For a project of 15-20 fixtures the cost would be from $3225 to $4300.

    My average project is $2800. I have done projects as high as 25K. Those are very large projects though.

    The one thing you must stress to the client is that this is an investment in their estate. This is not Malibu lighting that they can pick up at the big box store down the road.

    I hope this helps you kinda get a feel for this.
     
  4. klkanders

    klkanders LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 848

    Hey Paul!
    I knew u would be responding to this shortly :) and with more information.
    Its good to know what your numbers and average is it helps us to get a better idea. Thanks!
     
  5. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    Thanks for the replies, it was very helpful. I can be confident in selling the "good stuff" because it not only adds value to your home but there is a security stand point also. My neighbor who helps me with lawn care is also an electrician so I have a good start there. This is something that I will definitely be pursuing in the near future.
     
  6. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,206

    Always happy to be of assistance!! Any time.
     
  7. Frog Lights  LLC

    Frog Lights LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 191

    It is simple and the results are outstanding. It will make you look like a hero. You will find that it does not require a large crew or special tools. Get a handle on your costs and compute the profit that you are comfortable with. Landscape lighting is an excellent addition to the lawn care business.
     

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