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Where are they now?

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by NightScenes, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. The Lighting Geek

    The Lighting Geek LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 875

    I charge by the fixture, it works for me. I get 275 to 350 per fixture. I find it takes less time for the bidding process and it also gives the client the tools to figure out what the costs are. It especially works when I am doing jobs in phases. There are some jobs that use more or less wire, etc. but it seems to even out well. I also don't have as big a fluxuation in property sizes that some have outside of CA. I do bid a lttle differently on the 200-300 fixture jobs.

    My competitors charge 185-225 per fixture, but they still think it is all about the fixtures. For me it is all about the results.
     
  2. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 960

    If you are selling aluminum lights for $275 a pop average then with all the lighting you claim to do you must wear gold underwear. In other words you must be making bank. Good for you. In a coupla yrs you can hit em again for replacements when the aluminum falls apart. Excellent marketing strategy. Planned obsolescence . You are much smarter than you look.
     
  3. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,804

    What's wrong with selling at a per fixture cost? Just put it at $400 per light, and you should be covered in most situations. If you are going to use brass, however, I would go a bit higher.......
     
  4. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,804

    Give em hell Pete! Nothing in this world is for free!!
     
  5. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 960

    You can say that again my brother
     
  6. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,804

    You all will have to excuse me. Sometimes, My arch rival makes perfect sense and he causes me to submit to his posts. Sorrry for the disruption. Back in a moment...
     
  7. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,102

    Whew!... I was starting to worry that you were slipping over to the Dark Side for a while Chris. :laugh:
     

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