In addition, the company announces the dates of its remaining training classes.
Kichler is adding a new evolution of 12V Accent and In-Ground Lights to its Design Pro LED line of professional-grade landscape lighting. With a sleek design style and advanced optics for even greater energy efficiency, these fully-potted and sealed fixtures feature a range of color temperature choices and a variety of beam spread options, making them the absolute best choice for any landscape lighting design job.
“Landscape lighting professionals have embraced our Design Pro LED Lighting Systems and will be wowed once again by the newest evolution of this technology, which features Radiax™ optics,” said Jeff Dross, corporate director of education and industry trends at Kichler. “Radiax optics, a Kichler design exclusive, drives increased output from LED chips for better performance.”
Kichler’s Radiax optics are side-powered on larger fixtures and center-powered on smaller ones. Both designs result in precise, powerful and efficient landscape lighting, and offer the greatest lumens per watt in the industry. Kichler’s new 12V Design Pro LED Accent and In-Ground Lights are available in 2,700 Kelvin (K) and 3,000 K, five lumen options and three beam spread options. Tight LED binning tolerances insure greater color consistency, and every unit is sealed and fully potted to protect it from weather elements for optimum performance year after year.
With a 40,000-hour life-span and a 15-year residential warranty, the new Design Pro LED Accent Lights have an aesthetically classic design. They feature an integrated cowl for glare-control and come in small, medium and large sizes, as well as a cast bronzed brass in-ground light fixture.
The accent lights are available in long-lasting Beach, White, Textured Architectural Bronze, Bronzed Brass and Black finishes. Accessory lenses in amber, green or frosted are available for more customized lighting colors.
View Kichler landscape products, as well as interactive electronic catalogs, at www.landscapelighting.com.
Lighting courses. Landscape lighting professionals can improve their skills, knowledge, credentials and marketability by attending Kichler’s Certified Landscape Lighting Training Seminars. With various training courses to choose from, attendees ranging from novice landscape lighting specialists to industry veterans can earn credits toward the American Lighting Association’s (ALA) Certified Lighting Consultant designation.
“Our training classes help landscape lighting professionals advance or increase their number of services, and therefore increase their revenues,” said Ron Carter, Kichler’s corporate trainer and conductor of landscape lighting training classes. “By teaching them how to do these jobs the right way, we also help them keep their customers coming back.”
Dave Lewis, owner of A-1 Sprinkler Service in Allison Park, PA, who has attended a training program the past two years, said, “I felt so much more comfortable after the hands-on install. I actually sold two jobs that first week back. It was a great confidence builder.”
During the courses, attendees discuss the basics of lighting installation, learn the differences between incandescent and LED systems, and discover how wattage and beam spread are selected. Fundamentals of electrical and voltage differences are also covered. Additionally, contractors will learn about the benefits of Kichler’s award-winning, energy efficient.
Design Pro LED technology, including how to sell it, install it and how it can help grow their businesses.
Courses for a variety of skill levels available for the remainder of 2012 include:
• Starter Course: Introduction to Landscape Lighting ($79)
This one-day seminar is designed for the beginner landscape lighting professional, or can serve as a great refresher for experienced pros. (Six ALA credit hours.)
Dec. 4, 2012 – Kichler World Headquarters, Cleveland
• Advanced Course: Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Troubleshooting ($149)
This one-day LED landscape lighting seminar is designed for installation professionals wishing to gain the knowledge and confidence to troubleshoot and repair faulty systems. A class exercise involves a series of different systems set-up with intentional flaws that students must identify and offer corrective solutions. The Kichler starter or intermediate course, or commensurate experience, is required for this seminar. (Six ALA credit hours.)
Nov. 14, 2012 – Kichler World Headquarters, Cleveland
• Advanced Course: Advanced LED Lighting Design ($199)
This one-day LED landscape lighting seminar is designed for professionals wishing to improve the aesthetic designs of their landscape lighting installations. The Kichler starter or intermediate course, or commensurate experience, is required for this seminar. (Six ALA credit hours.)
Nov. 13, 2012 – Kichler World Headquarters, Cleveland
The 2013 training seminar schedule will be available soon at www.landscapelighting.com. Click “Kichler Certified Training” for more information and to register online.