Home / About Kichler / News Room / Kichler Press Releases / 11-4-12 Landscape Classes Kichler® Landscape Lighting Training Programs Still Available for 2012 Hands-On Educational Seminars Offered for Wide Range of Skill Levels CLEVELAND – Oct. 25, 2012 – Landscape lighting professionals can improve their skills, knowledge, credentials and marketability by attending Kichler’s Certified Landscape Lighting Training Seminars. With various training courses to choose from, attendees ranging from novice landscape lighting specialists to industry veterans can earn credits toward the American Lighting Association’s (ALA) Certified Lighting Consultant designation. “Our training classes help landscape lighting professionals advance or increase their number of services, and therefore increase their revenues,” said Ron Carter, Kichler’s corporate trainer and conductor of landscape lighting training classes. “By teaching them how to do these jobs the right way, we also help them keep their customers coming back.” Dave Lewis, owner of A-1 Sprinkler Service in Allison Park, PA, who has attended a training program the past two years, said, “I felt so much more comfortable after the hands-on install. I actually sold two jobs that first week back. It was a great confidence builder.” During the courses, 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 businesses. Courses for a variety of skill levels available for the remainder of 2012 include: Starter Course: Introduction to Landscape Lighting ($79) This one-day seminar is designed for the beginner landscape lighting professional, or can serve as a great refresher for experienced pros. (Six ALA credit hours.) Class Available: Dec. 4, 2012 – Kichler World Headquarters, Cleveland Advanced Course: Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Troubleshooting ($149) This one-day LED landscape lighting seminar is designed for installation professionals wishing to gain the knowledge and confidence to troubleshoot and repair faulty systems. A class exercise involves a series of different systems set-up with intentional flaws that students must identify and offer corrective solutions. The Kichler starter or intermediate course, or commensurate experience, is required for this seminar. (Six ALA credit hours.) Class Available: Nov. 14, 2012 – Kichler World Headquarters, Cleveland Advanced Course: Advanced LED Lighting Design ($199) This one-day LED landscape lighting seminar is designed for professionals wishing to improve the aesthetic designs of their landscape lighting installations. The Kichler starter or intermediate course, or commensurate experience, is required for this seminar. (Six ALA credit hours.) Class Available: Nov. 13, 2012 – Kichler World Headquarters, Cleveland The 2013 training seminar schedule will be available soon at www.landscapelighting.com. Click “Kichler Certified Training” for more information and to register online. Kichler® is a world leader in decorative lighting and ceiling fans, encompassing more than 3,000 products, including chandeliers, wall sconces, bath lighting, ceiling fans, under-cabinet lighting, landscape lighting, outdoor lighting, lamps, mirrors and accessories. A leader in energy-efficient technology, Kichler’s line of Design Pro LED fixtures feature several winners of the Lighting for Tomorrow Award, sponsored by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Lighting Association. Kichler products can be purchased at independent lighting showrooms nationwide. View Kichler products, as well as interactive electronic catalogs, at www.kichler.com.