where to buy lv lighting

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by AndrewsLawnRanger, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. AndrewsLawnRanger

    AndrewsLawnRanger LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 5

    hello all

    where can i buy low voltage lighting?? any catoulges or mail order..
    just besides homedepot looking for more varity and for different apps


    thanks andrew
     
  2. TheHotShotKid

    TheHotShotKid LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 169

    irrigation wholesaler
     
  3. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,406

    Landscape suppliers. If you are looking for the quality major brands, check their websites for dealers. You also have the sponsor of this forum, Frog Lights that will sell you direct.

    Kirk
     
  4. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,209

    The last place you want to buy your lighting supplies from is the Home Depot.
     
  5. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,267

    Does anyone know of an online wholesaler with good pricing on professional lines or products? You guys have been talking about Cast, so I decided to find the nearest distributor. Well its a mower parts store within 15 minutes of my home. I was expecting an irrigation shop or something similar. But I am going to try their product since I have yet to hear anything negative about the product. I just hope they have reasonable prices.
     
  6. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,209

    You could try www.terradek.com . He carries most major brands and just about anything you would need in the landscape lighting field.

    Good luck in your ventures.
     
  7. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,180

    Cast is reasonable for what you get as far as I have seen. if you PM me with your prices I will check them against my wholesale prices. I dont want to post them in public because there are alot of non contractors surfing this site.

    Good lights aint cheap... cheap lights aint good. Im still pretty new at lighting but i been doing more research on it that my wife is happy with lol. Your not going to get a spot light from cast for 12 bucks tho like you will at lowes. Good quality wire costs more than one of them lowes DIY kits.
     
  8. AndrewsLawnRanger

    AndrewsLawnRanger LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 5

    i dont want to buy from HD but i would like to find a quality dealer with a quality product. so i come to all of you for help

    people who posted and said the average install per light is $200 does this include the wire?? per foot price if so what price for a 12-2?

    say transformer is $300 cost what do u charge to install.... $675?? $750???


    just lookin for some help


    thanks alot
     
  9. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,209

    The $200 per fixture price is the average for the complete install. This includes fixtures, lamps, wire, transformer, photo controller, timer, misc. hardware and labor. Sometimes it might be a little less, sometimes it might be more.
     
  10. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,406

    To find quality dealers, perhaps you may ask who are the quality manufacturers, then contact them for dealer locations near you.

    I prefer to use Cast, Kichler and Focus, as they all offer something a little different to please my clients. I would not be adverse to using Hadco or Unique if they had something in their lines that met my needs. Frog Lights also has some unique fixtures in their line that may suit your purpose. I have not used any of their product, so I am unable to comment either way, but they are a sponsor of this particular forum. Quality and service are more important to me than price, so that is how I have arrived at my suppliers, you may have different criteria. Do you have an Aquarius Irrigation, John Deere Landscape or a Shemin near you. They all have quality low voltage lighting.

    Kirk
     

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