Landscaper exploring lighting options

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by snap12.5, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. snap12.5

    snap12.5 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 288

    I've been a landscape designer for almost 20 years now and am just getting into landscape lighting. I want to install a system at my house first and was looking around to see who I should buy from. I need a transformer, 3 path lights and 1 spot light. I don't like to go with cheap stuff so the "Malibu" types are out of the question.

    I got my contractor pricing set up on Volt but was wondering what other places would you guys go to get a small system as my own?

  2. hydemow

    hydemow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    John Deere landscapes is were we buy all our lighting
  3. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,129

    Cascade Lighting (distributor for many brands) Akron
    John Deere Landscapes Richfield or North Canton
    Wolf Creek Co. Oakwood Village (Cleveland)
  4. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,173

    If wanting to buy locally, try one of your irrigation houses such as John Deere, (Don't know if you have a Ewing or Kenney there. Several brands to buy. For distribution brands, I like FX, Unique, advantage or Vista.

    If going on-line: VOLT, Cascade (as Phil mentioned), FOLD 'Florida outdoor lighting"-Ask for AJ

    Just to name a few.

    Good luck on your 1st system. 4 lights will be a piece of cake for you with your background in landscaping.
    I would recommend using LED- it will make your life easier and be sure to use good wire connectors and not just
    some wire nuts. If you have any questions, there is a wealth of information in the lawn site archives- or just ask.
  5. hydemow

    hydemow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    I would say to use the same weather protected wire nuts for irrigation or low voltage connectors
  6. snap12.5

    snap12.5 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 288

    Thank you! It seems LED makes the most sense so that is the route I'm taking. I guess even for my small system (3 path lights, 1 spot light, transformer and cable) it's going to cost over $400. Hopefully it last forever!

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