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Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. klkanders

    klkanders LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 849

    1: Who are you? Keith

    2: Where are you from? South Dakota land of pheasants, buffalo, walleye and Mt. Rushmore.

    3: How long in the biz? Landscaping business off and on 22 yrs, lighting 1st full yr. (spent 9 of those 22 yrs in credit card and insurance)

    4: Individual Specialty? Design and service. (schooling in Architectural design)

    5: Largest Job Installed? nothin major yet couple transformers.

    6: Most fun you ever had on a job? gettin paid and having a happy customer.
  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    1: Who are you? Ryan

    2: Where are you from? DFW

    3: How long in the biz? 4 years lawn and landscape. 11 months in lighting, 6 months on my own.

    4: Individual Specialty? Customer relations and design.

    5: Largest Job Installed? 52 lights working for other company. 30 on my own.

    6: Most fun you ever had on a job? getting the check for that 30 light job. and the customer was alot of fun, he was always out every few minutes with a new joke, and made the install quite fun. he called a week later just to say how much he loves the lights, and cant wait to add more.
  3. Eden Lights

    Eden Lights LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 805

    1: Who are you? Eddie Clemons - Eden Lights - Architecual and Landscape Lighting

    2: Where are you from? Nashville, Tennessee

    3: How long in the biz? 8 years, 100% lighting

    4: Individual Specialty?
    • Eden Lights only business focus and passion is Architectural and Landscape Lighting and the associated control systems.
    • Eden Lights starts every working relationship with a comprehensive consultation with each client.
    • Eden Lights provides detailed master plans and estimates on every project based on client consultation, site evaluation, and collaboration with other professionals. Distinctively Different results do not come from 30 minute design proposals in the dark.
    • Eden Light’s moves from one very different architectural or landscape style to another with confidence drawn from unparalleled formal education, knowledge, and experience creating low voltage lighting systems.
    • Eden Lights is a totally independent and private company that’s only focus is what’s best for its client’s projects. No franchisers, manufactures, or associations to limit creative design and or product availability constraints.
    • Eden Light’s principal, Eddie Clemons will personally perform the work on your property.
    • The owner, designer, and installer will be on site allowing your project to evolve, to be reviewed, and to be edited becoming something Distinctively Different.
    • Every project goes through an after dark design review including fixture placements, lamp selections, aiming, and shielding process.
    • All specimen plants fixture locations are determined in a night time review. All trees have a unique structural fingerprint and so the lighting of them requires the same uniqueness.
    • Eden Lights installs fully automated lighting controls allowing care free operation and complete home lighting integration.
    • Eden Lights will complete your project meeting and exceeding your expectations before moving on to the next project.
    • Eden Lights maintains the equipment and resources to make repairs within the shortest amount of time.
    • Eden Lights initial project costs will be equal to or slightly higher than average companies and in return you won’t be receiving anything average.
    • You will receive the best in design, the best in equipment, the best in technical execution, and a all inclusive and unparalleled warranty including a exclusive 3 year lamp, maintenance, and labor warranty that includes a 24 hours a day 7 days a week contact with the owner.
    • Over time your investment in a Distinctively Different Eden Lights system will prove to be a far greater value. It will be more energy efficient, it will require lower maintenance, it will be more durable, it will be trouble free, and it will add value and equity to your property.
    • You will be the owner of a lighting system that is second to none and will stand the test of time.

    5: Largest Job Installed? 8 Transformers with over 200 fixtures from over 10 manufacturer's with automated control of system plus 175 loads inside and outside the home including pool, spa, waterfalls, and etc. One Party button turns on over 400 various lighting fixtures and the All-off button shuts everything down.

    6: Most fun you ever had on a job? The one where the GFI circuit was already installed in the proper location,working properly, and sealed to prevent all nuisance tripping. All sidewalks and driveways were sleeved in the proper location and marked for easy finding. All the plants were planted away from where I wanted my fixtures to go. The fixture stakes went in the ground like a hot knife in butter and the path lights were straight as a arrow with no adjusting. All of the runs required no voltage tap adjustments and the loads were balanced on each 300W section of the transformer. While at a extended lunch since everything was going so great a good client saw us and picked up the lunch tab. When we returned the irrigation crew that also does lighting had mistakenly trenched, buried, and mulched all the wire and cleaned the area. Client was screaming how great it looked that night as if she was on extreme home makeover and I was TY. When I asked how to set up the control times, she said however I would recommend. She paid in cash and didn't need a final invoice. It was a once in a lifetime day.
  4. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,843

    You are a trip. But the last paragraph is a really cool story.
  5. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Kingsland, Texas
    Messages: 2,214

    Eddie, you crack me up!!
  6. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,933

    Geez Eddie, you just wrote an article!!! LOL.......Very cool though!!
  7. Eden Lights

    Eden Lights LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 805

    Here is the rest of the scoop. I tried to lay low for a few years when I was just getting started, but I am trying to come out of the shadows now. New website should be up real soon.

    Eden Lights is a Nashville based full service design, construction, and maintenance firm specializing in the illumination of fine architecture and landscapes. Eden Lights was founded in 1999 by Eddie Clemons. Eddie has passionately helped many homeowners artistically enhance some of the finest homes and gardens in the country into showplaces after dark that are second to none. While it would be impossible to fully convey his passion, abilities, and philosophies through the use of pictures and text. You will be able see and learn an insight into the award winning execution of fine illumination that is a marriage of artistry, technology, and craftsmanship that is as unique, rich, and timeless as the place you call Home.

    Eddie Clemons was born in Nashville and his passion and love for Architecture and Landscapes started at very young age while playing and working in his families gardens. As a teenager and then on through college his interest flourished while having the privilege of working on and maintaining some of Nashville’s finest estates. In 1999 Eddie molded his life long passion, experience, and skills with over a decade of successful world class corporate business practices from an international company to form Eden Lights. Eddie is active in civic and charitable concerns in Nashville including: the l'Eté du Vin - Friends Auction, the Percy Priest - Spring Sing Auction, and the Nashville Boys & Girls Club. He considers his abilities and opportunities a blessing and awakes each day thankful to continue in something that he loves. “I cherish each client which allows this dream to continue and I ultimately consider them my friends.”

    Eddie is a graduate of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute-Landscape Lighting Institute at the Lighting Research Center-Troy, New York. Eddie has had the privilege to study and be mentored by the likes of Janet Lennox Moyer-Professor and Author of the Landscape Lighting Book. Continuing education and active associations with professional organizations has been integral part of the success of Eden Lights when coupled with the thousands of hours of practical design experience gained in the field working with lamps, fixtures, and various design principals.
    • IESNA Professional-Illuminating Engineers Society of North America
    • Contributor to an education resource for low voltage design professionals
    • Awarded Kichler Premiere Contractor-2007,2006,2005,2004,2003, & 2002
    • The Chicago Botanical Garden Landscape Lighting Symposium
    • The Source Lighting Design Center-Cooper Landscape Lighting Certificate-Peach Tree City, GA
    • National Architectural and Landscape Lighting Symposium-New York, New York
    • FX Luminaire training-San Deigo, CA
    • Hadco Nitelife training-San Marco, Texas
    • Hydrel Lighting training-Sylmar, CA
    • VistaPro Outdoor Lighting training-Simi Valley, CA
    Eddie has won numerous awards for his designs and innovation; he has had several published works on the practice of professional lighting, and is called upon frequently to collaborate with other professionals
  8. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,933

    LOL!!!! DAMN!! And I thought you were experienced!!!! Rookie...............
  9. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    I can grab my tool box and be down in a couple a days. What's your address?
    Can you send me a mapquest link?
  10. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,843

    Yes, but can you juggle?

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