Kichler offers hands-on certified landscape lighting training seminars

April 5, 2013
Date Announced: 05 Apr 2013 Seminars Help Landscape Contractors Gain Experience and Grow Their BusinessCLEVELAND – April 1, 2013 – Landscape lighting professionals and irrigation contractors can elevate their skills, knowledge, credentials and marketability by attending one of Kichler’s Certified Landscape Lighting Training Seminars. By attending one of the two-day training course options available, attendees ranging from novice landscape lighting specialists to industry veterans will gain hands-on experience with LED lighting layouts, designs and installations to give them the confidence and experience they need to be the contractor of choice in their area.During the classes, attendees discuss the basics of lighting installation, learn the differences between incandescent and LED systems, and discover how wattage and beam spread are selected. Fundamentals of electrical and voltage differences are also covered. Additionally, contractors will learn about the benefits of Kichler’s award-winning, energy-efficient Design Pro LED technology, including how to sell it, install it and how it can help grow their business.“Even with my long-time experience in the industry working as a sales person and supply manager for an irrigation company, I picked up a lot of knowledge that I use every day,” said 25-year veteran Dave Lewis, owner of A-1 Sprinkler Service in Allison Park, Pa. “I walked away with a lot.”Ron Carter, Kichler’s corporate trainer and conductor of the landscape lighting training classes, says the seminars help professionals advance or increase their number of services, and therefore increase their revenues.“By teaching them how to do these jobs the right way, we improve their design skills and enhance their ability to troubleshoot and repair jobs when something does go wrong,” Carter said.“I felt so much more comfortable after the hands-on install,” said Lewis, who has attended a training program the past two years. “I actually sold two jobs that first week back. It was a great confidence builder.”Courses are available throughout the year and take place at the Kichler World Headquarters in Cleveland. They include:• Hands-On LED Landscape Lighting InstallationThis two-day hands-on LED landscape lighting seminar is for professionals who want to increase their knowledge and involvement with low-voltage LED landscape lighting. Participants will learn about the benefits of Kichler’s LED landscape lighting products, as well as complete the layout, design and installation of an actual LED lighting system. They will also receive instruction on troubleshooting and maintenance contracts, as well as tips for marketing their business. (16 ALA certification credit hours.)Dates available for the two-day sessions:o June 17 – 18, 2013o July 22 – 13, 2013o August 19 – 20, 2013• Advanced LED Lighting Design*The Advanced LED Lighting Design course features a full-day LED landscape lighting seminar designed for professionals wishing to improve the aesthetic designs of their landscape lighting installations. Participants will learn good and bad uses of light, how to determine wattage and beam spread, and the benefits of using LED in their lighting designs.The Low-Voltage Troubleshooting/Maintenance course features a full-day seminar designed for installation professionals wishing to gain the knowledge and confidence to troubleshoot and repair faulty systems. The course provides detailed instructions, case examples, demonstrations and interaction with transformers, circuit breakers, amps and more. It also teaches participants about setting up and selling maintenance contracts.Dates available for two-day sessions:o April 23 – 24, 2013o May 21 – 22, 2013o September 24 – 25, 2013o October 22 – 23, 2013o November 12 – 13, 2013o December 17 – 18, 2013*These two all-day LED landscape lighting seminars are offered together. Attendees will participate in both seminars, one on each day of the two-day period.To register for any of the training sessions, go to For more information, call Donna Milojevic at: 216.573.1000 ext. 6421.Kichler is The Premium Choice in Landscape Lighting™. The company’s landscape products include decorative path lights, accent lights, specialty items, transformers and accessories. Kichler’s landscape products can be purchased through authorized lighting distributors, landscape and irrigation wholesale distributors, electrical wholesale supply and independent lighting showrooms nationwide. View Kichler landscape products, as well as interactive electronic catalogs, at Join Kichler in discussing the latest lighting products and trends on Twitter and Facebook.

Donna Milojevic 216.573.1000 ext. 6421.