Landscape Lighting

with Tom Watson from BOLD

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In this episode of Down the Garden Path, Joanne Shaw welcomes Tom Watson from BOLD to discuss landscape lightning.

Tom Watson is a Senior Business Development Manager with BOLD (Best Outdoor Living Design), focusing on his territory in Central Ontario. After working in business operations for over nine years, leveraging cutting-edge technologies for strategic growth and process improvement, Tom entered the outdoor lighting industry.

Tune in to learn more about landscape lighting.

Here are some of the questions and topics covered in this episode:

  • Tell us more about BOLD, the new industry-leading landscape lighting company
  • Landscape lighting is so important, why do you think it can sometimes be forgotten?
    • We forget about evenings at times during the landscape planning process.
  • Now that many want to use their outdoor spaces, people are realizing the importance of lighting the space.
    • New landscape lighting can be added to existing landscapes.
  • The impact is immediate when homeowners can now use their outdoor spaces in the evening and entertain longer on the weekends.
    • Mature plants and gardens look beautiful when highlighted with proper low-voltage lighting. Tom refers to this as painting with light!
  • BOLD lights are CRI 90 or above. Sunlight is 100.
    • They come with a 7-year warranty.
  • Are you seeing new trends in landscape lighting?
    • Black is still the most popular fixture colour.
    • New shape is a reflection of some new shapes in the interlocking industry
    • Smart technology is also popular. Products can be set up and managed through Google Home, Alexa etc.
  • Where can contractors’ homeowners see BOLD products?
    • Products are available at landscaping dealers. oDisplays will be there for people wh want to see them in person.
  • BOLD is currently offering Mini Acadamy training to landscapers and designers.

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As the owner of Down2Earth Landscape Design, Joanne Shaw has been designing beautiful gardens for homeowners east of Toronto for over a decade. She does her best to bring you interesting, relevant and useful topics to help you keep your garden as low maintenance as possible.

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