Alternative Deck Lighting Solutions for “In-Between” Spaces A common problem that often arises with lighting deck spaces is the desire to illuminate a feature like a planter or a statue in an area where there aren’t a lot of adequate mounting surfaces nearby to do so. Sometimes the spacing between the main 4×4 deck posts […]
Let’s face it, there are countless ways that lighting can enhance a space. From path lights to flood lamps, and everything in between, it’s unrealistic to keep everything on hand. And with a never-ending stream of new products hitting the market, it can be hard to figure out what you absolutely need in your lighting arsenal. That’s […]
Part 2: Focal Points & Specialty Fixtures We work with some very talented lighting designer/installers and I often get to visit their sites with them in the evening to witness their artistry in full bloom. There are key points that all of their designs have in common. Careful attention is paid to creating full scenes, […]
Over the past several decades, Reinders has been fortunate to have been part of many inspiring and successful landscape projects. It is rewarding to get a call from one of our landscape professionals asking us to assist with a unique item within their plan, be it a custom water feature or a complex illumination challenge. […]
What is VLO? VLO is Kichler’s newest landscape lighting technology and it stands for variable lumen output. In other words, one commercial-grade fixture can produce three different lumen outputs, or amounts of light. These three different lumen outputs are easily interchangeable with a magnetic key.
In the midst of dealing with snow, sleet, slush, mud and a whole lot more, Reinders 2018 Lighting Camp never wavered. The two-day camp offered classroom sessions and hands-on training to select local landscape professionals with the help of our lighting expert, Joel Reinders, and representatives from CAST Lighting.
As you walked through the Backyard Lounge, a brand-new exhibit which showcased outdoor living products at our 2017 Green Industry Conference, you were sure to notice and appreciate the Zen-like feel of the LED patio lights, gentle running water and nature-like surroundings.
While LED lighting started inside homes, it has now migrated to the outdoors into the backyards of homeowners across the country. As homeowners are spending more time entertaining in their yards, the ability to customize a landscape lighting system is now readily available, and highly customizable.
There will always be an aspect of the green industry associated with the old-school, get-your-hands-dirty-type work synonymous with landscaping and turfgrass management. At the same time, two segments of the landscaping industry are front-runners in the race for practical, user-friendly technology that makes an impact both in quality of life and on the bottom line.
Simple to use and affordable in price – the DLI 100 Meter measures the light “falling” on your plants. The LightScout DLI 100 Light Meter is a easy way to monitor shaded or full sun golf greens. With a push of a button, the DLI 100 Meter records light intensity for a 24-hour period and then calculates the Daily Light Integral (DLI).