Archive for April, 2015

How Do I Price a Landscape Lighting Installation Job?

This question comes up every day. The answer is so simple, straight-forward and basic yet it’s only today that a very successful contractor put in terms we can all understand.

“Trust The Numbers”

By that he meant add all the costs– materials, labor, transportation, marketing, sales, insurance, licensing and a percentage of all your costs associated with owning and maintaining a business.  Then add your profit. Profit is what is left...

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Training Seminar- Low Voltage Transformers

Our latest training seminar covered transformer troubleshooting tips and tricks.  We had three different 600 Watt low voltage transformers, Unique, Universal 22 tap and a Kichler 15 tap.  Kichler and Universal work with breakers while the Unique transformer has a fusing system.  All equally good, you just need to know the subtleties of each. 

If you couldn’t make it out in person, here’s a quick summary of topics we hit. 

So when...

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Outdoor Lighting Focus: Unique Lighting

Unique Lighting offers both quality and versatility in today’s landscape lighting market

Unique has emerged as one of the main innovators in today’s outdoor lighting marketing by coming up with the idea of a multi-tap transformer as well as other innovative approaches. For instance, many of Unique’s landscape fixtures come equipped with floating sockets, which allow for most MR-16 LED and halogen lamps. Also, all of the Unique lighting fixtures have a 25...

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Our Review: New Ushio Uphoria 2 LED Lamps

People have been asking us our thoughts on these new lamps. We’ve had these on the shelf and out in the field for about 6 months now and we have a good feel for how they are performing.


Here is the bottom line. For the money, we think these LED lamps are the best value in the landscape lighting market right now. They really are Ushio quality in feel, fit, and performance and come with a three-year warranty. The key to these lamps is the enclosed fixture and damp...

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