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Garden Light LED Honored as an American Business Awards Winner

By qb2018 | Landscape Lighting, LED Lights Manufacturers, LED Outdoor Lighting, Lighting Designers, Low Voltage Landscape Lighting | No Comments

Garden Light LED, a premier Outdoor LED Landscape Lighting Manufacturer was named as a Finalist in the Most Innovative Business Products and Services categories in the 15th annual Stevie Awards. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. Garden Light LED, located in Tampa, Florida and doing business throughout the USA including Global Markets, has been in business since 1996. This year, Michelle Mueller co-founder of Garden Light LED has been selected and named as a finalist among 1500 entries as the Most Innovative Woman and Female Entrepreneur of the year, related to her cutting-edge Business Products and Business Services which have enabled her and Garden Light LED to be recognized as an award-winning lighting industry leader. Last year, Garden Light LED also presented the 3rd annual Dealer Congress event, which is an exclusive Outdoor Landscape and Architectural Lighting Conference for aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders. Dealer Congress, has proved to be another stepping stone for innovating companies in the lighting industry that empowers influential Entrepreneurs with a comprehensive mentoring program, alongside industry recognized lighting designers where attendees…

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3 Reasons Why Landscape Lighting Design is a Great Career for Women

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If you go back about 75 years or so, there were lots of careers that were considered “men only’ positions. Then WW2 happened and Rosie started riveting. She had no choice. The men riveters were mostly fighting in far away places. Then the guys came back, and women went back to the home – many reluctantly, and many… well they didn’t. Slowly but surely women started considering careers other than homemaker, seamstress, teacher, or secretary. Today, anything is possible and women work in a diverse number of jobs, many that were considered part of the “boy’s club.” Landscape lighting is a relatively new career field. It’s not like doctor, lawyer, or Indian chief. But, for some reason, it’s still a field primarily dominated by men. But it shouldn’t be. Here are 3 great reasons why LED Landscape Lighting design is a great career for women to consider: Less Competition: All business owners have to market themselves. Whether it be through in person networking, paid advertisements, or digital marketing. The likelihood of there being more women than men offering landscape lighting in one market area is slim to none. So, let’s say you’re one of if not the only woman-owned landscape…

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Learn From Business Entrepreneurs and Lighting Industry Leaders

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Whether you’re a seasoned professional in the LED Lighting Design business or someone that has a burning desire to be a true entrepreneur, you should strongly consider attending Garden Light LED’s 2019 Dealer Congress. Every year, Garden Light LED puts together the ultimate event for the outdoor lighting industry and we want you to be part of it. The 2019 Dealer Congress will once again be a gathering of the most knowledgeable people in the business and they are coming together to support you. You will learn from their decades of experience in a one-to-one learning environment. This year’s Dealer Congress is about much more than becoming the best lighting professional in your local market though. It’s a pathway to becoming the ultimate American entrepreneur and business growth leader. We know because we have helped build many of them and it’s our passion and our privilege to help each of you. This outdoor landscape lighting conference for leaders was created specifically for you, well-qualified, LED Lighting innovators, especially veterans and entrepreneurs. We will show you ways to make this your most profitable year ever. We are seeking the most ambitious LED professionals to be mentored and become one of many…

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3 Reasons You are Not Making Money as a Lighting Designer

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“Why are my competitors killing it while I am just as good or better a lighting designer?” “Why is my revenue down when the economy is booming?” “Where are the people with REAL money to spend? Not these cheap so and so’s? Does this sound like you talking? If it does, this is what it sounds like to your friends, your family, and your business associates. “Waaaaaaaa!” Do you want some cheese with that whine?” Here are 3 things that may be holding you back from making the big bucks. You Marketing is Practically Non-Existent Quality makes a difference, and cheap marketing efforts just like cheap suits don’t look good on anyone. Cheesy flyers you make at home and stick in mail boxes will not showcase the branding message you want your company to be known for around town. Why would I expect someone who can’t design a decent ad in a magazine or a professional flyer to be able to design the lighting at my home. I’m not saying you have to learn graphic arts, but hire someone who has that skill and work with them to create a clean modern looking website optimized for key industry search terms,…

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Improving Your Business Relationships with Your Local Community

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Businesses not only contribute to the economic stability of local economies, they are also essential to the social and cultural well-being of local communities. Corporate enterprises of all sizes have a responsibility to “give back.” All companies must be engaged with their communities – with customers, other business leaders, political representatives, and local charitable organizations. To do so shows an investment beyond mere dollars and cents, and its a great way to promote your local lighting design services company while making a difference improving the community. There are many ways an outdoor lighting business can improve relationships by “giving back.” Here are a few: Volunteer Many of the biggest companies offer their employees paid-time off to volunteer for causes they believe in. Other companies choose to volunteer as an entire organization. Either way, the dedication of time and resources to volunteering shows a level of commitment to causes that improve the community as a whole. Companies that encourage volunteer activity find employees are generally happier because they feel supported by an employer who cares, which goes a long way in retaining and attracting talent along with creating many new business relationships that often leads a company into great word of…

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LED Lighting for a Luxury Beachfront Resort

By qb2018 | LED Landscape Lighting, LED Lights Manufacturers, LED Outdoor Lighting | No Comments

At Garden Light LED, we are tasked to light all kinds of properties, from privately owned mansions to hotels and restaurants. One of our more recent and most interesting lighting designs was a local condo resort and we had a blast making it happen. Mandalay Beach Club in Clearwater Beach, FL, a luxury condo resort, is one of the most sought-after properties on the strip. Located directly on the beach, facing the Gulf of Mexico, this stunning development sits right next to the famous Pier 60, where there is a nightly happening equal to Mallory Square in Key West, and only 100 yards away from the new Clearwater Beach walk. The Mandalay is in a high-profile space and needed to be lit perfectly to show off it’s elegance to the thousand of tourists who pass by it daily and nightly. Garden Light LED was quickly inspired by the Mandalay’s scenery and beautiful sunsets during the resort’s outdoor landscape design process. We started by selecting the amber color temperature output for the majority of the fixtures being installed. The amber tones complimented the color scheme of the building and created a warmth that reflected the natural light on this stretch of…

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Outdoor Lighting Designers Transform Architectural Home Landscapes

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Outdoor Architectural Lighting Design Project Objective: To effectively light up the home’s landscape and architecture at this residence in Evansville. This design project needed to deliver a lighting system solution that could achieve both soffit and up-lighting around the home exterior. Evansville Indiana Architectural Landscape Lighting Project Designers After the lighting consultation with VIVID’s client, VIVID landscape & Lighting discussed lighting solutions for the homeowners recent remodeled home to accent and showcase all of the best architectural features their beautiful home has at night. The location of this project is on the East side of Evansville and is on a high traffic street with a lot of dark areas around each property. VIVID’s immediate thought was to illuminate the unlit areas around the home where darkness is secluded by tree coverage. With this lighting design, VIVID wanted to take it a step further and go above and beyond with their project by highlighting all of the soffit line around the whole front side of the home. Outdoor landscape lighting is something VIVID has noticed the need for in the Evansville area. To accent the soffit line properly, Vivid used S1 Halos by Garden Light LED on a swivel to cast…

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Get Triple LED Surge Protection in Time for Hurricane Season

By qb2018 | LED Landscape Lighting, LED Lights Manufacturers, LED Outdoor Lighting | No Comments

The facility where Garden Light LED makes all of its Triple LED surge protection lighting equipment is based out of Tampa, Florida. It’s August in Florida and we can do the math. Here come the storms! Hurricane season is here for us, but it’s also here for a lot of the country. Unfortunately, Harvey, and Maria showed us that they could compete with Irma last year and give her a run for her money. Let’s also not forget Sandy and all the damage she brought with her years ago, all the way up the Eastern Seaboard. Storms are getting worse and more plentiful all around the country, and as LED lighting professionals, we have to be prepared for electrical power surges that are becoming even more common during this trying time of the year when hurricanes approach. As professional lighting designers, our clients expect us to create and install outdoor lighting systems that are tough enough to last through any storm. With this in mind, Garden Light LED has developed and built professional grade LED transformers that are built to last, while embracing a triple surge protection methodology that keeps your led lights protected outdoors through harsh storms and power…

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LED Lighting Designer – an excellent career choice for exiting military, veterans, first responders or early retirees

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So, you’ve put in time as a soldier serving our country, whether that’s through a dedication of service in the military or air forces, or working as a first responder, firefighter, police officer or teacher. You have a strong work ethic, a pension and time on your hands. At Garden Light LED, we value your dedication greatly! NOW WHAT? You’ve been in the thick of things. You’re use to handling crisis situations, difficult tasks, difficult people. You’re waaaaay to young and smart to sit in the park and feed the birds, or work for pennies with customers that don’t appreciate what you do. You want to work, but doing what? You need something to stay active as a civilian that’s exciting, while making you a lot of money! Plus allowing you to give back to your community and support other veterans looking for work. Continue feeding your passions and always make a difference in peoples lives, by simply starting your own local outdoor lighting business. Why should you consider getting into the lucrative LED Lighting Business? “But what do I know about LED lighting?” your probably asking yourself. Here’s some surprising facts about the LED lighting design and installation business….

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Houston Luxury Lighting Designs with Garden Light LED Fixtures

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INNOVATIVE. PRECISE. SUSTAINABLE Submersible 3, Large Wall Washers, and Visionary Series Spotlight fixtures help fulfill architectural landscape lighting for this residential home lighting design in Houston. Houston Luxury Home Lighting Project Description In this lighting design project, Houston Luxury Lighting installed a variety of Garden Light LED fixtures for the front and back of the residence which included: S3, V2, Large Wall Washers and S1 Halo led lights. These fixtures were applied in the perfect areas throughout the front of the residence such as the driveway, garage, and along the front entry way. Houston Luxury Lighting used up-lighting techniques to highlight the strong, architectural features along the residence and their work has left the homeowners extremely happy with their new home lighting design. While designing the backyard space for the residence, Houston Luxury Lighting planned to use several types of led lighting fixtures such as the V2 directional spotlights, V3 Down lights, and the S3 Submersible Super Saturn series around the home’s property. These led lighting fixtures were again installed appropriately along the side of the yard, the upper and lower terrace, and lastly, the side of the residence soffit to provide appropriate lighting all around the homes architecture. LED…

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