Coastal Source has brought new life to the outdoor audio and landscape lighting categories for many integrators. The Moorestown, N.J.-based company’s high-end speakers and durable outdoor light fixtures have solid positions among the CE Pro 100.
In terms of outdoor speakers, Coastal Source is the No. 4 brand in the 2021 CE Pro Brand Analysis Study with 37% of the industry top dealers using its products. Coastal Source’s audio lineup includes its popular Line Source Bollards, 3-Way Ellipse Bollards, 2-Way Ellipse Bollards, Mini Ellipse Bollards, Bollard Subwoofers and Modulus Bullet Speakers.
On the landscape lighting side, Coastal Source is the clear category leader, with 44% of CE Pro 100 integrators using its products. That is more than double any other brand. The company’s outdoor lighting portfolio consists of its Niche Lights, Match Lights, Bullet Lights, Path Lights, Wash Lights, Lip Lights, Well Lights, Step Lights, Tree Lights, Hanging Lights, Nose Lights, and Tiki Torches.
Both the audio and lighting systems from Coastal Source use a proprietary Coastal Connector system that enables technicians to simply twist the connections in place. The company also offers a Design Service to assist integrators.
CE Pro 100 Integrator Installs Coastal Source at His Own Home
One integrator who took advantage of Coastal Source’s design services for his own home is Henry Clifford of Livewire in Richmond, Va.
“The brass fixtures are so well engineered and built that it’s hard to discern that they screw apart at all. There’s no line or indication that many of the fixtures are made up of many pieces. Very impressive. Their connector system also stood out to me as incredibly intuitive and instilled an “I can do this” confidence in me,” he says.
“It took me a few fixtures to get the hang of installation, but it’s pretty easy. You ram a piece of pipe or rod into the ground as a pilot hole, wiggle it around a bit, and put the fixture in. You bash it a few times with a rubber mallet, and that’s it!” he remarks.
“I did the sound upgrade almost as an afterthought to the lighting but was blown away by the difference the new bollard speakers made in terms of presence and powerful low end,” recalls Clifford.
“I have nothing but praise for Coastal Source products and the people who make and specify them. Outdoor lighting appears to be addictive. I’m now finding myself looking at other parts of my yard thinking about more and more lights,” he adds.
Other CE Pro 100 Companies Praise Coastal Source
So what are other CE Pro 100 companies saying about the Coastal Source products and services? Here is a sampling of some of their thoughts.