‘Landscape Lighting’ Category

Kichler Light and Learn

Kichler Light and Learn August 4-6th, 2015

Earlier this month, Kichler hosted an educational and informative seminar in Cleveland, OH duly named “Kichler Light and Learn”. The conference was attended by contractors all across the US and also Outdoor Lighting Distributors with a select few of our customers. The three day conference covered landscape lighting in various situations, new technologies, partnerships, and how to utilize marketing to grow your business. ...

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How To Program an Astronomical Timer (Intermatic DT620)

Follow these steps to Program an Astronomical Timer (Intermatic DT620) for your next outdoor landscape lighting installation. Click Here to watch an instructional video on how to program the DT620 timer. Remove separator card from back battery compartment. Set current Time & Date. Whatever is blinking on the display is what you will be changing. Turn the dial till the correct hour is showing, press OK. Now the minutes will be blinking again turn the dial till the...

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What are the Benefits of LED Lighting?

One of the most frequently asked questions from our Ask the Expert section on our site is “Why are LEDs or light engines better than other lamps?” It even comes up in conversations at dinner parties so we know it’s a high priority for our customers and their clients.

So whether you need to give a quick answer to a customer or just want to impress someone you just met, here are a few points on the benefits of LED lighting and Light Engines.

Think of an LED lamp or...

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LIGHTFAIR International 2015 from a landscape lighting perspective

I had the opportunity to make my way to New York City to attend LIGHTFAIR International 2015. Landscape and outdoor lighting may be just a small piece of the pie at LIGHTFAIR, but it was well represented with manufacturers and all the new products soon to be available to us. Here are some of the things that caught my eye and some I didn’t care too much for. First off, color changing at the fixture. Both FX Luminaire and SPJ had their spin on this and both are equally impressive with the...

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Outdoor Lighting Distributors announces Kichler Lighting Contractor of the Year

We had the pleasure and privilege of joining Kichler Lighting in presenting one of our contractors here at Outdoor Lighting Distributors, a very prestigious and well deserved award for top contractor of the eastern region of Kichler Lighting for the past year.

Adrian Palacios of Lampscapes Designs is the recipient. Adrian points out that one of his keys to success goes beyond his talent in design and installation, it goes beyond the actual fixtures; it is the people and relationships...

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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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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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How to make more money this year as a landscape lighting contractor

The single most profitable day is the day you devote to developing your marketing plan for your landscape lighting business. Research studies have repeatedly shown that businesses with a marketing plan continuously outperform those that don’t by 25-30% on an annual basis. So why do less than 1% of all contractors actually do it.

You are an entrepreneur. You started your business because you had a dream, you wanted to be your own boss and you wanted to make money. We all want to make...

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