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"The staff that was punctual and were very professional. They always maintained and cleaned the site when finished at the end of the day. As long as we're" in the Capital District we'll always feel secure about buying a house that is not quite up to our standards because we know Kitchen & Bath World will make it so.

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" is very pleasant and prompt, and we were pleased with the electrical part of the job itself. His charges are reasonable, and he actually" didn't charge us for some of his time, when he felt that a job went slower than it should have. I'm sorry to say, though, that in the end we were very unhappy with the work he did for us. When and his assistant installed the recessed lighting, they caused a great deal of damage to the plaster ceiling, and though they tried to patch it, we needed to get an experienced plasterer to undo their work and start from scratch. Perhaps against our better judgment, we gave the to continue, and he then proceeded to create a huge hole in a different ceiling when he changed a fan--a hole we now have to have professionally repaired again. At that point, we asked him to leave. Though he didn't charge us for the last day's work, the damage he did cost far more to repair than what we would have paid him. So my two cents: if you're looking to do non-invasive jobs, may end up doing them well, but I suggest being very careful if any aspect of the project requires loving attention to the materials around the wiring. In our case, just wasn't careful with these--and failed to offer even the slightest apology, or take responsibility in any way, when we addressed these issues.

-Joel B.

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THE Cost of the recessed light is largly determinate on Where ,You purchase the product and the number you buy .Big Box dicount stores have products made oversea's that are less expensive than those found at Custom Bath & Kitchen Stores , but the products are often riddled with problems , missing parts , defects etc,

 

A typical light will run $ 35.00 to $ 85.00

 

However , the true cost of recessed lighting is involved in getting circuits or circuity to the switch and lighting system .In NEW construction , this matter is easily dealt with by installing circuits and   hardware during framing . Whereas , with remodeling , installing new lighting into existing spaces , requires wall & ceiling opening ,closure , repair , repainting & finishing

 

I have been involved in projects where the lighting cost but $500.00 ,,

while the installation & finishing costs exceeded $ 2500.00

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Here is about the same question (for 1 fan) a while back, with answer:

http://answers.angieslist.com/how-cost-install-ceiling-fan-ceiling-light-exists-q46721.aspx

Your total cost could be from 1.5-3 times that shown in the answer, depending on how much of the wiring for the three fans he can combine - i.e. can he easily run one power circuit for all 3 fans, then just tap off that for switches and runs to the fans, are they fans only or with lights (double the wiring and switches), etc. Note the costs do NOT include drywall/panelling repair or painting to match. Also, you are going to be near the top end of the estimates, because in all probability your access is poor, and 3 fans are almost certain to require a totally new run from the breaker box.

Unless you have an open exposed-joist attic above where the fans are to go AND the top of the walls the switches will go in, you can expect substantial holes in walls and ceiling to pull the wires and fasten them - by code, you cannot just pull wires between joist and let them lie on the top of the ceiling drywall - you have to staple them to joists every few feet, so you end up with several 1-2 foot holes typically near top of the wall (to drill through top plate), near side of ceiling to grab and bend wire coming up wall, and maybe one mid-ceiling to reach in and fasten wire, then of course the two openings that are ultimately fully concealed by the switch plate and the fan mounting plate or dome.

Before you get into this project I would check with the condo management if you are allowed to do this - there are limits to how much you can modify your condo and how much you can modify or add in the way of electric circuits.

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Ahhhh - the light bulb comes on - but I didn't see the rabbit - it must have made it down the hole. Was I right about you upgrading the bulbs from a lower wattage, and that is when they started going out ?

 

I seriously doubt it is the track, from what you say and especially since the one head works fine at various places along the track. My guess - because these are apparently 110V track but 12V transformer INSIDE the head that mounts to the track, I would say it is the transformer overheating - a VERY common thing with modern electronics and cheap transformers from China. Commonly they have a thermal protector that cuts out when overheated, but overheating 2 or 3 times is normally fatal for them. I bet the transformers have fried, and that even the ones still working are smoked and probably have deformed plastic around them.

 

The unit is rated to 75W max, and the bulbs you have are 75W and of a design that provides little airflow around them (zero if you are using the glass cover plates for the heads) and has a lot of heat in the upper portion of it - in my opinion just another dumb design. I will give 10:1 odds there are not air holes in the top of the heads either - UL should ban that practice. 

 

Personally, if it were all new I would return it all for my money back right off. Since the track and some heads are old and you are invested in them already, I would gather up receipts and eMail the manufacturer about the issue, and the number of heads that have gone out (old and new combined) and see what they say. I would suspect they will offer to at least send replacements if you send the receipts and bad heads. I would then return any unused bulbs for credit to wherever you got them, and get different bulbs. You will have to ask the manufacturer if the transformer circuitry can handle MR16 GU5.3 base LED bulbs - Amazon has them, if your heads can take them - will run a LOT cooler. Otherwise, 50 Watt Halogen bulbs should fit and might run cool enough to not overheat ?

 

With transformers in the heads, I would use LED bulbs if compatible with transformer and circuitry.

 

BTW - you did not say if you tried the "dead" bulbs in the "good" heads - my guess (do just a short test) is they will work, and the bulbs are not the problem at all - it is the transformers.

 

Your other option. and what I would do unless you are attached to this style fixture or it is mounted to ceiling permanently and you do not know how to change it (or don't want to), so would cost about $125 for an electrician to come out: is to get what you can in refund from the manufacturer (or distributor, if they have good defect return policy), scrap the whole system, and save a LOT of money in the long run on energy costs by going to a 120V CFL or LED bulb system. Use LED if this is a short-term use system, or CFL only if one that will be on for many hours at a time - they burn out quick in frequent short use applications, but go seems like forever in long term use. I have one 60W (equivalent) GE CFL that I use as a nightlight but stays on 24/365 and has been on continuously for over 4 years without burning out. A number of identical ones we tried in applications where they were only on for a few minutes at a time went back under warranty after in a few months. If you are looking for a true "spot" light, then I recommend LED anyway, unless you don't like their "artificial" light.

 

Here is the info sheet on your unit, with company contact info at bottom:

http://www.noralighting.com/uploads/specs/NTL-202_2202.pdf

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Depends a tremendous amount on access - if accessible from exposed-joist in attic above, then you might get this for about $300-500 or so for the wiring and installation, plus $200-400 for the materials and dimmer switches, plus the cost of the light fixtures themselves. Probably about $100-150 to repair ceiling if single hole for one fixture, to $200-300 if existing trough-type flourescent fixtures. Painting the repair could be $100 - 250 depending on whether he can match the patch, or has to repaint the entire ceiling to get a uniform effect - which is more common in kitchens, which usually have untextured ceilings and gloss paint. Another alternative it is have the hole patched and prime and plain paint it yourself, then cover the area with a decorative emblem or crest to avoid having to repaint the whole ceiling. Personally I would just put a compatible style fixture in its place, which you might or might not choose to use, so you avoid the cost of repairing the hole and painting entirely, as that is "lost" $.

If the kitchen/dining room ceiling is not accessible from above, then the electrician will have to tear into wall and ceilings, so installation labor might go to $400-600, and drywall reapir and painting probably to about $400-600, depending on how many holes the elecrtrician has to put in and assuming entire surface painting to get a uniform paint look on each disturbed wall or ceiling.

One possibility for savings might be low voltage lighting for some of the kithcen fixtures, which might reduce your wiring cost and number of holes if you do not have attic access.

Be careful on the dimmable LED bulbs - be aware that dimmable bulbs generally cost a lot more, and many brands don't perform well in dimming mode because they are designed to run at a constant voltage, and a lot will not dim past about 40% power before they flick out or start flickering. Some will actually fry the electronics and burn up at lower voltage. Also, there are three different types of dimmers and different bulbs need a different type dimmer switch, so you will have to be careful to always buy the right type bulb, and use all the same type bulb in a given circuit. Here is an article on the types of problmes you can have with LED dimming, even with bulbs designed to be dimmed -

http://www.lutron.com/en-US/Education-Training/Pages/LCE/DimmingCFLsandLEDs.aspx

Lighting Installation reviews in Albany

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removed the old fixture, filled the hole with insulation and put in a new box over the kitchen table. He was very patient with me while I determined the placement and height above the table. He also installed a dimmer for the light. He asked for a broom and dust so he could clean up which wasn't ...More necessary as there was very little mess. A five second sweep with my vacuum was all that was needed. He did a great job and I would indeed hire him again.
- PATRICIA S.
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was very knowledgeable and thorough. There turned out to be plaster and lathe under the sheetrock of my ceiling, which made formore work and complication when my recessed lights were installed, but this was handled very competently and the lights look great. made good suggestions re. light placement and ...More switches, etc. I would definitely recommend him.
- Chandra W.
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I'm always pleased with the result. I don't think they're expensive. They always give an estimate before the work is done and will work with you on what needs to be done first. We bought an older fixer upper (always go for the full inspection) to save(?) $$$ we did not have our house fully inspected when we bought it Surprise! But as ...More I've said, is Terrific. I always call them without hesitation.
- Betty T.
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Mr. was very professional, arrived on time and kept us informed of his progress throughout. His work was inspected by the city and approved. All in all Mr. did a great job. I would highly recommend him.
- M W.
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Mr. was very professional, arrived on time and kept us informed of his progress throughout. His work was inspected by the city and approved. All in all Mr. did a great job. I would highly recommend him.
- M W.
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Mr. called before 9:00 a.m., when he was to arrive, to tell me he'd be late because of traffic on 787. He showed up about ten minutes or so after 9:00 a.m. (Just the call makes him worth his wait!) He looked over my list, then looked at each place and at the fans/lights and so on that I had. I had arranged for him to do ...More the fans and to give me an estimate on the rest if I could afford the rest, he'd do it all that day if he could. His helper started on the first fan while Mr. went to his truck to write up an estimate. The estimate was definitely within my price range, so he went to work on the other tasks. They worked cleanly, neatly, and efficiently. Took lunch for a reasonable amount of time, and returned to finish up. They were both professional, polite, and respectful of me and my property.
- Gail S.
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The person who came was punctual, professional, and respectful. He looked over my list and looked at each part of the job (that is, where what would go). He then went to the truck and totaled up the cost, came in, sat down and discussed his prices with me. I was genuinely stunned at what he wanted to charge me! I said there was not a ...More that I would pay those prices, at which time he offered me a "Service Partner Agreement Plan" to save thirteen percent. I asked why thirteen percent, why not ten or twenty-five or even twelve and a half! His answer to everything was that he's doing what the book says: prices and thirteen percent service contract. I said the book could say what it wanted, that other companies have other books, and that I'd go with someone else. I said good-bye. He charged me a $50 dispatch fee and left.
- Gail S.
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is a great all-around handyman. He is very responsive to my questions, always does the job right the first time, and the prices he charges are very fair. I would recommend him to anyone that is really looking for a good overall contractor to help with various tasks around the house.
- THOMAS F.

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A & I MECHANICAL SVC INC

37 COMMERCIAL ST
Freeport

ABConstructionIICorp

36 Anthony Ln.
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Ado Construction

215 Sand creek rd
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AGTech Building and Remodeling

6 Pennsylvania Ave
Johnstown

Ambrose Electric Inc

790 Watervliet Shaker Rd
Latham

AUDIO OBSESSIONS

16 Walker Way Ste 4
Albany

Audio Video Tek

340 Barbara Ter.
Kingston

AW Construction

9 Chipmunk Chase
Saratoga Springs

B Designs

PO Box 1434
Latham

Bath Remodel Pro Inc

7 Maple Ave
Watervliet

Bellamy Construction Co

6684 Amsterdam Rd
Schenectady

Bennett Contracting Inc

693 S Pearl St
Albany

Bischoff Remodeling Inc

5710 Crooked St
Broadalbin

BM General Contracting

36 Dover Dr.
Latham

Brant Dean

11 Oak Ln
Stillwater

CAM Electrical Services

1160 Laural Ln
Ballston Spa

Capital District Electric

450 Central Ave
Albany

Capitaland Home Improvements LLC

60 Blue Barns Rd Apt 1
Rexford

Chase Contracting

PO Box 61
Ballston Spa

Chris Lyman

2 David Ct
Albany

Classic Copper Works

9443 Cossey Road

CMV Contracting

16091 rt 22
Stephentown

Complete Music Video Photo

2735 Broadway
Schenectady

Country House Digital

607 Route 295
Old Chatham

Couture Contracting & Modular Homes

383 Stuffle Street
Cropseyville

Creative Interiors

58 Arcadia Ct.

Custom Cuts Building and Remodeling Inc.

133 Lower Herrington Rd.
Johnsonville

Delanson Gardens

639 Cole Rd
Delanson

DeLollo's Hardware

701 19TH ST
Watervliet

DF Construction

84 Van Vranken Rd
Clifton Park

DirectBuy of Albany

356 TROY SCHENECTADY RD
Latham

Diversified Trades

319 Stop #2 Lockwood Rd
Craryville

Dragons Electric

2929 Plunkett Ave
Schenectady

Dymling & McAvoy Inc

PO Box 820
New Lebanon

Dynamic Kitchens & Baths

15 Thistlewood Dr
Queensbury

E. Perry Construction, LLC

PO Box 384
Middleburgh

Efficient Heating & Cooling Services

37 Bloomingdale Ave
Gloversville

Excellent Quality Home Improvement

82 Bradford Street
Albany

Father & Son Home Improvements

114 9th Street
Saratoga Springs

FIRST FINISHERS

2492 CTY HWY 107
Amsterdam

Fixd It

Averill Park

Fogg security

751 Co Line Rd
Queensbury

Future Technologies

11 FAIRVIEW ST
S Glens Falls

G & R Contracting Inc

1113 State Rte 443
Schoharie

GEMINI ELECTRICAL DESIGN

19 Wood Rd
Ballston Lake

Girvin Electric LLC

57 Hyspot Rd
Greenfield Center

Goodscapes

Ballston Spa

Green Power Systems Inc.

1007 Leesome Lane
Altamont

GREG MUELLER

289 MELICK RD
Canajoharie

GUIDARELLI CONTRACTING INC

55 LISHAKILL RD
Albany

HAMMOND TECH SERVICES

PO BOX 31
Selkirk

HESSION ELECTRIC INC

12 BUCHANAN ST
Albany

Hinman Construction

3378 Birchton Rd
Ballston Spa

Huff 'N Puff

110 Rotterdam Industrial Park
Schenectady

Hunny Do

13b Woodbine Dr
Clifton Park

ICC CONSTRUCTION

136 DAVIS AVE
Waterford

Inside Out Construction

219 River Rd
Glenmont

Interior Views

3017 Spawn Rd
Schenectady

Jamcore Home Improvements

31 Collegeview Dr
Albany

JDW Contracting

1607 Schodack Valley
Castleton On The Hudson

JRS-Handyman

100 Lawrence St
Rensselaer

JTC Remodeling Inc

688 Upper Sherman Avenue
Queensbury

Kamco Supply

36 Railroad Ave
Albany

Kepner Kitchens LLC

22 Rugby Rd
East Greenbush

Kimmey Construction Inc

7 Apricot Ct
Clifton Park

KT Electric Inc

131 Vernon Rd
Schenectady

LABBIE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS

180 KENWOOD AVE
Delmar

Landor Electric LLC

29 Harold Ave.
Latham

Level Best LLC

207 Riverview Rd
Rexford

LIGHTING PLACE

2020 CENTRAL AVE
Albany

LIGHTOLIER

215 WASHINGTON AVENUE EXT
Albany

Loiselle Associates LLC

4 Hillside Drive
Wynantskill

Lotus Energy

703 Warren St
Hudson

M & C Electric

Clifton Park

Mel Carr Electric

6 Highland Ave
Albany

MKC Kitchen & Bath Center

346 Congress Street
Troy

Mr Fix It

5-B Cypress Point
Clifton Park

OKeefe Electric

1971 Western Ave
Albany

Pantalone Construction Inc

104 Fuller St
Schenectady

Peak Environmental Concepts, Inc

28 Diamond Rd.
Ballston Lake

Pearl Landscaping & Patio Company

1378 Rt. 146
Clifton Park

PHS Lighting Solutions

4727 Route 50
Gansevoort

PLUM & CRIMSON

653 PLANK RD
Clifton Park

Precision Electric

1635 Burden Lake Rd
Averill Park

REXEL

156 RAILROAD AVE
Albany

Rich Construction

PO BOX 733
Nassau

Rosewood Construction

427 New Karner Rd
Albany

Ruby & Quiri

307 N Comrie Ave
Johnstown

S.Y.N.N. Enterprise

3 Elm St
Nassau

Saxxon Gas and Electric

2619 Earl St
Schenectady

SE Kitchens & Baths Inc.

PO Box 89-16 Leonard St
Gansevoort

SHINAS CONSTRUCTION CO INC

728 Morris St
Albany

Solarian US

2617 Saint Davids Lane

Stanley Electric

8 Locust Pk
Albany

T & J Electrical Associates LLC

5 Fairchild SQ
Clifton Park

Tech Home Electric, LLC

6804 Duanesburg Rd
Duanesburg

THE LIGHTING PLACE

2020 CENTRAL AVE
Albany

TK Home and Garden

441 Warren st.
Hudson

Ungerman Electric Inc

395 Sheridan Ave
Albany

Universal Enterprises

22 Sherwood Dr
Queensbury

Vogelsberg Electric LLC

Clifton Park
Clifton Park

Wade Electric Co.

36 Tivoli St
Albany

WOLBERG ELECTRICAL SUPPLY CO

35 INDUSTRIAL PARK RD
Albany

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