15 Feb Halogen or LED?

It's getting harder to tell. Albeit this tree is not the most challenging specimen to light effectively as it has been pruned and laced to be open form. As I continue my quest to find the holy grail of retrofit MR-16 LED lamps I am...

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10 Feb Fixtures don’t matter!

by Mike Gambino, That was the quote taken from a recent post on a landscape lighting message board forum. Total CRAPOLA with a capitol C. I've heard this nonsense sales pitch for many years usually from those guys who use cheap or even home made light fixtures...

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03 Feb Lighting affects mood

by Mike Gambino When I am designing , installing or servicing landscape lighting on the west side of Los Angeles (which is often). I can be found around 6 AM most mornings at Starbucks coffee in Brentwood. It's convenient, there is room to park my truck...

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22 Jan Latest LED test

By Mike Gambino I recently received another sample order of retrofit LED MR-16 12 volt light bulbs. I purchased 20 bulbs of different beam spreads, color temperature and wattages  from a manufacturer . I immediately excluded all 10 of the cool color bulbs right away after early...

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12 Dec Latest Watershapes magazine article

By Michael Gambino I have been writing for Watershapes magazine for about three years now. Previously I had been writing feature articles for their sister Landshapes magazine which discontinued publication. Shortly after Landshapes' demise, Editor of Watershapes, Eric Herman, asked me to continue my landscape lighting...

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