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Event Registration - Top Lighting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
There are many right ways to design and install landscape lighting, but there are a lot more ways to get it wrong. Take home a few tips and tricks for installing lighting that will save you hours of headaches and potentially thousands of dollars in damaged property and product. When it comes to wiring systems together, there are a few tools and products you may want to know about, as well as a few you should probably avoid. Our lighting experts have learned the hard way which ones are which and will share the goods. Bad lighting is real, and if you don't know it when you see it, you may be part of the problem. You'll learn what to look for and how to avoid the most "glaring" mistakes. No CEU for this webinar.
  • Speaker(s)
    • Brandon Kuehler
      President and Certified Outdoor Lighting Designer
      Light It Right
      Since 2004, Brandon Kuehler has been the president of Light It Right and a certified outdoor lighting designer. Kuehler has been installing and designing low voltage architectural and landscape lighting systems for over two decades, starting his career in high school. Light It Right is the premier full-service lighting design company in Houston, Texas, and has won national and international design awards. In 2018, Kuehler was named one of the 40 under 40 Lighting Designers of North America, and he completed the International Landscape Lighting Institute intensive course. Currently, he serves as a mentor for the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professional’s newer members, as well as serving on two committees. When Kuehler is not designing or consulting on outdoor lighting, he enjoys spending time with his wife Callie, the vice president at Light It Right, and his 4-year-old daughter London and 2-year-old son Sebastian.
      Matt Carli
      Lead Designer
      Moonlighting Landscape Lighting Systems
      Originally from Beaufort, South Carolina, Matt Carli attended Lander University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history. Upon graduation from college, he returned home to Beaufort but found there weren’t many opportunities in an economic downturn as a history major. He decided to return to the passion he has had since he was teenager of working in the green industry, helping run a successful landscape company for four years. In 2010, Carli joined Moonlighting Landscape Lighting Systems and relocated to Charleston as lead designer. Moonlighting was established in 1992, and he has been with the company for over 10 years. Moonlighting is a design/build outdoor lighting firm that specializes in the design, installation and maintenance of landscape lighting systems in the Charleston area. They have also completed designs and installations in the Bahamas, California, Florida, Texas, Maine and beyond. Carli holds the certified outdoor lighting designer designation through the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals, and Moonlighting is a previous recipient of the AOLP Award of Excellence for a commercial lighting project.
      Michael Sestak
      Sestak Lighting Design
      Michael Sestak began his career in the culinary arts with a specialization in imaginative pastry creations. He studied at the San Francisco City College Culinary Arts Program and apprenticed in the acclaimed Fairmont Hotel while only 18 years old. Sestak moved to Sacramento in 1986 to serve as pastry chef for the new Hyatt Regency at Capital Park. Subsequently, he further developed his skills in the pastry art form at Mace’s, Biba’s and Ettore’s European Bakery. In 2000 his life-long fascination with light in its various forms compelled him to transition from pastry chef to the world of residential and commercial lighting design. After acquiring his California Contractors C-10 license and developing his technical knowledge base through courses sponsored by SMUD, PG&E, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals, he opened his Sacramento-based business, Sestak Lighting Design. He began serving high-profile clients in the Sacramento region who expressed a desire to make high-quality lighting a predominant feature in their homes and outdoor living spaces.

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