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Cheaper alternative to KIM Lighting #175647 03/06/08 10:44 PM
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bwise121 Offline OP
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On a commercial building we are putting in outside landscape and step lighting. The specs call for KIM Lighting products but as the project moves forward the builder has asked for cheaper but similar products be used. We are putting in step lights, in-wall concrete wall lights, and in-ground spot lights.

What competitors does KIM have that may have better prices. I think the total for about 12 fixtures was $6.5k.

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Byron

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Re: Cheaper alternative to KIM Lighting [Re: bwise121] #175648 03/06/08 11:40 PM
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No idea ... but I'd get that change approved, in writing, first. You don't want to be setting yourself up for a fall.

Re: Cheaper alternative to KIM Lighting [Re: bwise121] #175652 03/07/08 01:19 AM
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Hmm.. there are so many landscape lighting products out there. I would try Vista Lighting to start with. I have had good experiences with their lights and they can be cheaper on some things. Alot of it depends on the material used. If it is solid copper versus aluminum the cost difference is huge but so is the quality / life expectancy.

Re: Cheaper alternative to KIM Lighting [Re: spidermt] #175658 03/07/08 12:37 PM
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It really depends on the fixture, but one alternative that I've used is Vista lighting. Specifically I've used Vistas version fo the Kim "square bullet" par-38 fixture.

There is practially no differnece, except for about $30 per fixture and the fact that, when you have ot replace a fixture in the future, Kim also has a three-unit-minimum on an order. This can be a real PITA when you only have to replace one or two fixtures.

Good Luck!


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