5 Myths About Installing Landscape Lighting
1. Landscape Lighting Is Expensive.
In today’s competitive market, there are many affordable landscape lighting fixtures available. Every professional’s goal should be to search for the best value possible; lights that meet their needs without destroying the project budget. AMP® offers all of its products at factory direct prices for professionals. Other factors to consider beyond price include: quality, warranties, and -most importantly- customer support. As a professional contractor, you may, in fact, have questions while in the field which is why a responsive customer support should not be an underrated service in the industry. The team at AMP® offers all of this value and more.
2. You Must Have Prior Experience.
You DO NOT need to have any prior experience working with low-voltage systems. Installing landscape lighting does not require any specific licenses or certifications (but always be sure to verify your local codes and regulations). Also, when purchasing from a professional manufacturer, products typically require minimal assembly and are relatively simple to install. Today, pre-assembled kits are also available from select manufacturers. Professional installers can get a complete landscape lighting system with a simple, one-click purchase. This rapidly speeds up projects and can help generate even more revenue.
3. A Lot Of Complex Tools Are Required.
Sophisticated, expensive tools are NOT required to install most low-voltage landscape lighting systems. Again, minimal product assembly is typically required. The only landscape lighting tools needed to install a system are -essentially- a shovel/spade, wire strippers/cutters, a screwdriver, and a power drill. Depending on the size and complexity of the project, some additional tools may be required.
4. Not Safe To Work With.
Low-voltage (12V) electricity is virtually harmless to the average person and installing 12V light fixtures requires no previous electrical experience or licenses. Because 12V is a much lower voltage compared to line voltage (120/240V), it is more difficult for the electrical current to overcome the built-in resistance of human skin and other objects. Due to the general safety advantage of 12V LED Systems, there is a lack of a universal set of regulations. Although there are no legal requirements, the team at AMP® makes sure that all of their products are UL Listed for safety and compliance; an endeavor that many manufacturer’s neglect.
5. The Products Are Low Quality.
You get what you pay for. If you invest in cheap, poorly designed fixtures, they more than likely won’t perform very long for a client. Some contractors may think “I should install cheaper fixtures to save on project costs and generate additional revenue from more service calls.” If this is not your philosophy and you believe in marking a smart, lifelong investment, then premium quality landscape lights are certainly available on the market. Do your due diligence, do the research and get the best. AMP® lighting was built by professionals, for professionals and the products and services can enhance the day-to-day operations of your business.