24 May How much does it cost to Design and Build A Custom Low Voltage LED Gambino Landscape Lighting System?
By Mike Gambino
Once we here at Gambino landscape Lighting are contacted by a prospective client, one of the first questions prospective system owners have is, “How much is this going to cost?” Although this question is certainly a valid and important one, there really isn’t one perfect answer.
Custom LED Landscape lighting System Design and Build, like any type of custom designed product and service, will range in cost from a few thousand dollars to literally hundreds of thousands of dollars. Did I say hundreds of thousands of dollars? Yes, there are some large residential and commercial projects that we have completed that have been in the several hundred thousand dollar budget range. And, yes, some High end residential estate and commercial properties produced at the highest level can cost well over a million dollars although my company has to date never done a project that large.
Ok, let’s remove the extremes and provide some realistic budget ranges for Custom LED Landscape Lighting System Design /Build.
Cost is determined by several factors:
On site and Off site Production Time
Exactly how many combined hours will a Landscape Lighting company spend on your project? This total includes planning, pre-production, actual production on site, and post-production.
Crew Size and Degree of Difficulty
How many people are involved in the project? This could range from a 3 or 4 member crew to several trained technicians all working together to build your system. The level of complexity and time required to assemble and install the equipment and integrate it with the buildings existing primary electrical power sources to create the desired effects determines crew size. The expertise of crewmembers is invaluable. Difficult sites can present a myriad of challenges that require a crew to be nimble and creative.
Equipment Needed to Properly Complete The project
Just how much and what type of lighting equipment is needed to install your landscape lighting system? At the very least you’ll need Transformer/s, Power Cable, Conduit pipes, weatherproof cable splice connectors, specialized lamp holders(fixtures), LED lamp modules to produce the light and controller (switch, timer etc.) even for a very simple project.
Installation equipment ranging from truck/s, shovels, trenchers, drills, pipe cutters, wire strippers, hammers, screw drivers, etc. may all be needed to properly execute your landscape lighting system installation.
Average System Price Ranges
A single-day installation utilizing a crew of up to six people, with 7 to 15 lighting fixtures can range between $3,500 and $7,000.
A crew on a multi day install with 20-110 fixtures can range between $10,000 and $50,000.
Multiple week on-site productions that include multiple crew members up to 100 fixtures or more, extensive lighting equipment arrangements that includes custom designed lighting schemes and difficult site conditions and large in scope projects can cost $50,000 and up.
Determining Your Budget
The easiest and most efficient way to determine your budget is to tell the Custom landscape Lighting company how much you’re willing to invest from the start using the general guidelines stated above. That may sound counter intuitive to how we normally transact business when we purchase products, however when it comes to Custom Creative non commodity purchases we have found it benefits everyone involved.
Gambino High Performance Landscape Lighting company can provide examples of past projects that are in your budget range.
We’ve found this to be the best process to take away the cost mystery. Ultimately, the client has the landscape lighting system they want produced within their budget. And we the Landscape Lighting company has done its part by meeting, and hopefully exceeding, the client’s expectations.
So there you have it. The cost of a Gambino landscape Lighting system can range from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars, but in reality you may have a professional system designed and built to last by the premier Landscape Lighting specialist in Southern California for the budget you have available.
Still curious and want a more refined answer as to what you might spend on the Design and installation of a Custom Low Voltage High Performance LED Landscape Lighting System on your property? Contact mike@Gambinolighting.com or call us today 805-579-9934 for a paid design consultation which is credited to the final payment due upon the completion of your project.
This landscape lighting blog is published by Mike Gambino of Gambino landscape lighting inc. all rights reserved. Mike is a professional landscape lighting system designer/ builder and has been designing, installing and maintaining landscape lighting systems for more than 20 years. Mike resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife and 2 sons. To visit his website go to www.Gambinolighting.com . To inquire about hiring Mike please click here .
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