TAG: Landscape Lighting

McKay hosts Lighting Summit

February 17, 2016By

Jerry McKay, founder of McKay Landscape Lighting, hosted The Lighting Summit Jan. 27-28 at the Embassy Suites in Omaha, Neb. In its third year, The Lighting Summit is an annual two-day gathering for landscape lighting professionals to learn and collaborate with like-minded professionals in a noncompetitive environment, McKay said. The Summit’s agenda includes educational seminars and workshops focused on business growth,... read more

Kichler debuts 2016 landscape lighting options

October 28, 2015By

Kichler introduced the 2016 line of landscaping lighting options, including accent, path and deck lights, bollards and transformers. “The products we’re unveiling for 2016 have been crafted with immense resiliency to best serve our customers,” said Scott Pesta, product manager, landscape lighting, Kichler. “The lighting not only enhances the security of properties, but helps customers enjoy the aesthetic of their outdoor... read more

Ep. 141: Is LED for me?

September 2, 2015By

Drew Tedford, Midwest sales manager for FX Luminaire, talks about how LED technology has created new opportunities in landscape lighting. He also discusses the difference between LED and traditional landscape lighting, including the advantages and disadvantages of LED lighting. Finally, he explains fixture types and applications, installation, maintenance costs and material types. read more

Volt offers additional professional lighting support

January 12, 2015By

Volt Lighting created a new support team for professional landscape lighting designers. “Since its inception, Volt recognized the need to provide real-time live support to their customers,” said Steve Parrott, communications director. “Purchasing a landscape lighting system can seem complicated and first-time buyers have a lot of questions, so Volt created a phone support line available seven days a week.... read more

Rebuttal: When do you disclose design fees?

May 5, 2014By

Editor’s Note: Mark Carlson offers this rebuttal to Jody’s Shilan’s March 2014 Profiting from Design column: “When do you disclose design fees?” I agree with Shilan’s general sequence of steps toward meeting with a prospective customer, but I don’t agree with how limited this approach is when it comes to charging a fee for services. First, I believe that as... read more

Photo slideshow: 2013 Irrigation Show drops into Austin

November 7, 2013By

The 2013 Irrigation Show & Education Conference came into full swing at the Austin Convention Center Nov. 6, with the opening of the showroom floor to registrants. The education conference began Nov. 4. Visit the Irrigation Show website for a full listing of events at this year’s show. read more