I just had another architectural review committee tell me "no more tree lights, up lights, or lights on buildings for decorative purposes; path lights, and for safety only." Pre-existing bad lighting is killing me. I can counter this with education, but they tell me they have been through this, heard it all, and the lighting is still bad. I'll keep trying to do this myself, but it would be nice if a manu or a big distrib could help out with a quality plan. Strength in numbers. Ben Franklyn said hang together or surely will be hanging individually from the trees. To do this effectively, I need professional images, literature, materials, testimonials, and model programs. It reminds me of my advertising. I have to take all my own pics, write my own copy, order things in low volume, and learn from my mistakes. The cost for this would be spread effectively if it was done on a larger scale with others. Same with this presentation and educational lit I am trying to work on. Well, here's the problem: the recession-proof multi-million-dollar properties around here are inside of gated communities with strict policies. If I can't sell the ARC, I can't install the systems. Selling them is a lot more complex than a post card, demonstration, or a referral. Here's my idea: identify the problems, and offer solutions with a media kit, complete with model programs and guidelines which address these concerns successfully at other communities or local governments. The kit would be highly professional, credible, strongly visual, and usefully robust in details & guidelines. "How to establish clear outdoor lighting guidelines and monitor/enforce compliance." Media should include a powerpoint CD, a binder with substantial guidelines and specs, and a collection of photo's. Or at least a binder with substantial written doc's and images. Or, at least a full color flyer with guidelines and compliance monitoring ideas for local governments and residential communities. I would gladly pay for a binder that was ready-to-go, and I could customize my presentation to particular needs.