Landscape Lighting Conference

JAN. 11, 2021 | 12:00-4:00 p.m Eastern

The future of landscape lighting is bright! If lighting is part of your business — or if you want it to be — this virtual landscape lighting conference is for you. Hear from experts in lighting as they discuss the latest trends and best practices used in the industry and see which products are put in the spotlight during our lighting product showcase.

By Dec. 11  |  Member $99  |  Nonmember $129
After Dec. 11  |  Member $119  |  Nonmember $149

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Conference Schedule

Conference times are Eastern time zone. Times and schedule are subject to change.

12:00 p.m.

12:05 p.m.
Opening Session – State of the Lighting Industry
Ryan Williams, Director of Marketing, FX Luminaire

12:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion – Shoot for the Top: How to Create & Maintain a Successful Lighting Business
Panelists: Robert Hobart, Owner, Britescape; John Pletcher, Owner/Principal Designer, Natural Accents LLC; and Michael Deo, Owner/President, NatureScape Lighting

1:10 p.m. | Break

1:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion – Speaking From Experience: Successes & Failures
Moderator: Dan Puthuff, Director of Channel Management, Horizon Distributors Inc.
Panelist: Jim Ply, Principal, Oak Crest Landscape

2:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion – Taking It Up a Notch: Advanced Installation Techniques/Specialty Lighting
Panelist: Kevin Smith, National Trainer, Brilliance LED

3:00 p.m.
Landscape Lighting Technology Product Showcase
Presentations from FX Luminaire and Brilliance LED

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Speakers & Panelists

Robert Hobart
Owner | Britescape
Robert Hobart was born and raised in the Seattle area. Mowing lawns for his neighbors in the 1980s was his initial entry into the landscape industry. A growing client list provided the opportunity to put himself through college at the University of Washington. While working in his client’s garden, Hobart saw something was missing — the garden needed lighting! He acquired his 06 Electricians license and his new venture, Quality Landscape Lighting, launched in 1997. In 2014, the company was rebranded to include all company services under a single name, Britescape. Since then, Britescape has grown to over 18 employees servicing clients throughout the Greater Seattle area from its Northgate headquarters. Education is an integral part of keeping Britescape at the forefront of best practices and new ideas. Hobart strives to keep on track with the latest in lighting trends and technology. Britescape and Marenakos Rock Center have partnered together to create an outdoor showroom using more than 125 lights highlighting outdoor lighting effects. Monthly meetings with local architects and designers at the Britescape lighting showroom also provide an opportunity to share the latest in lighting technology. When not in the garden, Hobart enjoys spending time with his family and enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


Jim Ply
Principal | Oak Crest Landscape
Jim Ply started Oak Crest Landscape in 1984. With over 34 years of experience, Ply creates all facets of landscape and exterior lighting design and installation for various styles of homes. His portfolio includes everything from charming cottages in Laguna Beach to the rolling estates of Beverly Hills. His award-winning designs are the result of his passion, experience, attention to detail and strong client and professional relationships. Aside from his own decades of experience, Ply has extensive education and training from leaders within the architectural landscape lighting community, such as Bill Locklin (considered the inventor and “father” of 12-volt outdoor lighting) and world-renowned lighting designer Janet Lennox Moyer. Combining his own expertise of landscape design with the lighting principles and philosophies taught by those recognized leaders, Ply utilizes light as art to create enhanced outdoor spaces. He believes that this specialization in architectural landscape lighting is immensely important to the completion of today’s landscape designs, as outdoor spaces have become true extensions of interior living spaces.
Dan Puthuff
Director, Channel Marketing | Horizon Distributors
Dan Puthuff is a 20-year irrigation industry veteran. He started his career with Rain Bird Corporation in sales and sales management before coming to Horizon to help manage the irrigation and outdoor living product categories. Puthuff is focused on the customer and is always looking for value-added products and services to help improve their business.
Ryan Williams
Director of Marketing | FX Luminaire
Born with two blue eyes, Ryan Williams has needed light to see from an early age and has grown quite dependent on it. From that visual perspective, he has led product development for FX Luminaire for almost 10 years in various engineering, product management and marketing roles. Williams is Lighting Certified through the Illuminating Engineering Society and holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and MBA from Brigham Young University.

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