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"It was all around great service... Responded quickly after purchase was easy to schedule and the communication from Guy was easy and straight forward. " , the electrician that did the actual work was well spoken, knowledgable and courteous... All for a reasonable cost. Hard to find this combination in Miami. Will use again

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"There was an issue with the installment and the time it took to complete the job but and Co. was responsive and did not charge me for the" extra time it took the installer over and above the original quote. There were a couple of small items that needed to be completed after the original installment but they took the initiative to follow up and get it done. Overall, very pleased with the results and how everything was handled by various employees and dealt with.

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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 Avon

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I've known and worked with RKA ( and ) since 2008. After interviewing many of the Main Line contractors at the time, RKA became my go-to renovators and carpentry source for our older Main Line home (which is now basically pristine). They performed a large scale renovation in 2008 and numerous smaller ...More upgrades and repairs since then. Although our house has few issues today, early this year RKA repaired an original cast iron waste line. As usual, RKA foremen were extremely careful how they accessed the repair. They tarped all floors, created plastic walls to prevent dust and had their plumber in and out so fast the job was done and the walls buttoned up inside of a few days ready for paint.
- Darren A.
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To take down the flourecent light and ceiling fan down. The order wasn't set up correctly in the office. As a result they were ill equipped to finish the job. He put up the new fan in the kitchen. I ended up going with another company to finish the job.
- Stefhanie C.
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They were easy to work with on the phone scheduling a time to do the work. They were punctual, quick, knowledgable and friendly. When the work was done, they showed me the install, demonstrated that the fan and light were functional without any wobble and they asked if I was satisfied. They did an excellent job.
- Bruce F.
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They installed the lights and left everything as it was with holes in the walls, did not repatch the holes and they left the box with all the cut outs.They then left. Other companies did more than this and we had to hire another company to repair the holes costing us an additional $350. We felt he should have included this with the deal. Sometimes only ...More one light will go on instead of all four. We would not use them again.
- GINA O.
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when I called AAE, I got an answering machine.
This really made me skeptical about the business, but the reviews I'd read were so positive, I kept trying..
I'm glad I did.
The company called the morning of my appointment (2 days later- reasonable) and moved my appointment up from later in the day.
The electrician was ...More professional, neat, and competent.
He fixed the problem, then taught me how to reprogram the controllers. Yeah!
While he was here I remembered some other work I needed done, and he was able to do it as well.
Also, when he was in our attic he noticed a problem with the air conditioning vents.and informed us.
All this in , at Ft. prices.
When I need an electrician I will call .
- Tracy L.
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and crew showed up on time, got right to work. Finished the work professionally. Covered all carpets to protect them and clean up thoroughly.
- Brad S.
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The team was very professional and did great work. They completed all the work in one appointment, and did it in the evening, which meant that I did not miss . I am very happy with the work, and would absolutely use them again.
- Leigh A.
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was on time, reasonably priced. This is the 2nd time we used him & we began very happy with the result we expected.
- Lucille M.

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215 LONG HILL RD
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154 CLIFF ST
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40 N Plains Industrial Rd
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A Power Company

Farmington

A S E Electric

8 Hearthstone Dr
Barkhamsted

A. B. Electric LLC

94 Carriage Way
Windsor

AA Electrical Service

134 Reed Ave
West Hartford

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PO Box 9496
New Haven

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123 Union city road
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Additional Help LLC

66 Ridge Rd
Middletown

All Electric Construction

190 B Buckingham Ave
Milford

All Star Electric

372 N Brooksvale Rd
Cheshire

Allen Thomas Electric

15 Center Street
Canton

America The Beautiful Country Store

100 Main Street
Collinsville

Andy's Home Improvement Center

32 Wintonbury Ave
Bloomfield

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50 RANDAL AVE
West Hartford

AR Torromeo Electric LLC.

41 Spring Lane
West Hartford

Artisan Renovations, LLC

59 Golf Street
Newington

AVIT Technology

53 River Street
Milford

Avon Building and Renovations LLC

76 Country Club Rd
Avon

AVON CLOCK & LIGHTING

144 SIMSBURY RD
Avon

B W MORSE & SONS

972 Town Hill Rd
New Hartford

BA Builders LLC

114 Richard St
Newington

Baths and Beyond LLC

195 Minor Rd
Terryville

BCS Electric

Meriden

Better Built Basements LLC

229 Christian Ln
Berlin

BIRCH MOUNTAIN EARTHWORKS, LLC

11 Kimberly Drive
South Windsor

Bird Enterprises

1036 Spindle Hill Rd
Wolcott

Blake James Construction

123 Edson Ave
Waterbury

Brannack Electric Inc

35 Peters Rd
Bloomfield

Bristol Electrical Works

PO Box 1953
Bristol

Brooks Electric LLC

22 Chestnut Hill Road
East Hampton

CAG Electrical Co., Inc.

375 Mather St Ste 8
Hamden

Calo Electric

699 Country Wood Ct
Cheshire

Christmas Electric Inc

2 Craftsman Rd
East Windsor

Classic Copper Works

9443 Cossey Road

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75 Kinne Rd
Glastonbury

COLLEGE BOUND HANDYMAN

441 TOLLGATE RD
South Glastonbury

Connect Tech Inc.

Southington

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160 Brainard Road
Hartford

Connecticut Lighting Centers

235 Queen St.
Southington

connecticutwindow

PO BOX 809
Somers

CPE Electric LLC

259 Wolcott Road
Wolcott

Creative Electric LLC

12 Brass Mill Dam Rd
Torrington

Crescenzo Electric

P.O. Box 231
Cromwell

Ct Design Electric

P.O. box 912
Manchester

CT Electrical Services

16 Pamanata Meadows
Beacon Falls

CTGutterPro, LLC

1563 Meriden Waterbury Tpke
Milldale

Dave's Handyman Shop

9 Selden Hill Drive
West Hartford

Diversified Electrical Contracting Inc.

P.O. Box 221
Falls Village

DPM ELECTRIC

64 FIELD RD
Somers

DPMHANDYMANSERVICES, LLC

118 jude ln
Southington

Dr. Energy Saver Connecticut

60 Slivermine Rd
Seymour

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen

65 Louis St
Newington

E. Arthur Electric, LLC

PO BOX #105
Portland

Earthlight Technologies, LLC

92 West Road
Ellington

East Bay for Handyman

37 Riverside Dr
Branford

Eastview Electric LLC

91 Eastview Dr
Windsor

EDI Masonry & Landscaping LLC

229 Pheasant Dr.
Rocky Hill

ElecCom LLC

6 Bay Path Dr.
East Hartford

Electrical Services Group LLC

37 Townsend Avenue
New Haven

Elite Electrical Services

226 Charter Oak St
Manchester

Elm City Energy Solutions

2821 Old Dixwell Ave, Suite A
Hamden

Energy ESC, LLP

PO Box 2361
Manchester

F & S Electric Services, LLC

42 Woodlawn Street
West Hartford

Forward Solutions, Inc.

8 Horseshoe Dr.
East Granby

GAMCO ELECTRIC

1098 PLEASANT ST
Southington

Garcias Painting & Handyman Services

480 North Main St.
Manchester

Great Closets of New England

10 Harvest Hill Rd
West Simsbury

Green Chapps LLC

111 Sheldon Rd.
Manchester

GRIFFIN BROS & CO LLC

613 NEW BRITAIN AVE
Farmington

H & E Services

256 Cook Hill RD
Cheshire

handyman-rental.com

P.O. Box 370274
West Hartford

HARRINGTON HOME SERVICES

25 WYNDWOOD RD
West Hartford

Heartwood Cabinet Refacing

298 East St
Plainville

Heritage Kitchen & Bath Center Inc

254 Broad St
Manchester

High Street Designs LLC

17 Carson Way
Simsbury

Highland Window Company LLC

998 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford

Home Advancements LLC

125 W West Hill Rd
Barkhamsted

Hometronics Lifestyles

57 Ozick Dr
Durham

In & Out Maintenance

501 Canal Street
Plantsville

Ja-Ma Wellington Electrical

17 Dunbar St
Waterbury

JMD,LLC

170 Meadows End Rd
Milford

John Balzano Electric

99 Fern St.
Naugatuck

John C Fiderio & Sons Inc

687 Broad St
Meriden

Johnson Home Improvement

12 Williams Cir
Suffield

JS Electrical LLC

230 South Washington St
Plainville

JTN Electrical Inc

1213 North St
Suffield

K-CO Electric, LLC

6 Hale Ct.
Plainville

Karol Construction LLC

13 Loomis Ave
Plainville

L A Barnaby & Sons Inc

425 Benton St
Stratford

L.E.D. Electric LLC

East Hartford
East Hartford

Lady House Doctors

New Britain

Langworthy electrical services llc

166 Porter Street
Manchester

Linda Jones Home Improvements

421 Jackson Hill Road
Middlefield

Line Electrical Contractors

11 E Aurora St
Waterbury

Manchester Electric

226 Charter Oak St.
Manchester

MARK ELECTRIC LLC

PO BOX 1212
Middlebury

Mark Kelley Construction

29 Notch Rd
Bolton

Marty's Electrical Svc LLC

42 Candee Ave
West Haven

Marx Diversified Interests

70 Yorkshire Dr
Hebron

Mascaro Electric

11 Scofield Rd
Colchester

Meter Electric LLC

81 Seminary Road
Simsbury

Modern Solar

1181 Main Street South
Southbury

New Hartford Electric, LLC

48 Bee Mountain Rd
New Hartford

New Hope Carpentry

58 May Street
Fairfield

O.J. Mann Electric Svc, Inc

1484 Highland Ave.
Cheshire

ONE SOURCE Facility Maintenance

862 East Center Street
Wallingford

One Stop Home Repairs

721 Platt St.
Bridgeport.

Orange Fence & Supply Co Inc

205 Boston Post Rd
Orange

Pallas Electric LLC

38 Gilead Street
Hebron

PARAMOUNT ELECTRIC

49 Hollow Tree Ln
Newington

PerfectView Remodeling LLC

1640 John Fitch Blvd
South Windsor

Phase to Phase Electric LLC

PO Box 2945
Bristol

Pinnacle Electric, Inc.

223 main st.
Berlin

Possidento Lightscapes, LLC

224 Buckland St.
Plantsville

Power All Electric & Security LLC

12 Mount Vernon Avenue
Waterbury

PSM Remodeling

244 Handel Road
East Hartford

PTE Energy

93 Whiting St
Plainville

Qimira Corporation LLC.

7 Stacey LN
Enfield

Richard J. Ventura

11 Williams St
Plainville

Ridgeline Electric LLC

193 Great Hill Rd
Portland

RLI ELECTRIC LLC

227 MAIDEN LN
Durham

SDW Property Maintenance, LLC

50 Gillett Street
Hartford

Service Stars Inc

48 Pembroke Road
Danbury

Sierra Electric LLC

715 Stafford Rd
Somers

Simplified Moves, LLC

P.O. Box 693
Coventry

SJK Electrical

54 Woodland Dr
Avon

SM Welch Remodeling

16 Ogden Lord Road
Marlborough

Solarian US

2617 Saint Davids Lane

SoundWorks and Security

1425 East Main Street
Torrington

SOUTHERN ELECTRIC INC

24 MEADOW ST
Hartford

St Hilaire Restoration

64 Eastview rd.
Bristol

Team Chase Generators

749 Oxford Road
Oxford

The Foothills Handyman

49 Elmwood Terrace
Torrington

THE WIRING WHIZ

85 MULLEN RD
Enfield

THOMPSONVILLE ELECTRIC

21 ORBIT DR
Enfield

Titan Electrical Services, LLC

280 Schoolhouse Road
Cheshire

Top Level Inc

180 Wetherell St
Manchester

Tuthill Electric LLC

2389 Main Street
Glastonbury

United Wallcovering Specialties

441 Tollgate Rd
South Glastonbury

Unlimited Solutions CT LLC

144 Crest Street
Wethersfield

Valerie Spencer Interiors LLC

146 Brewster Rd
West Hartford

VENORA ELECTRIC INC

71 W DUDLEY TOWN RD
Bloomfield

Victory Energy Solutions

1 Hartford Sq
New Britain

VISCONTI ELECTRIC

202 DEMING ST.
Newington

Voltz Electric LLC

6 Overlook Dr
Wallingford

West Shore Electric LLC

3 Skyline Terrace
Seymour

Westbrook Electric

3 Olympic Annex
Stafford Springs

World Energy Solutions

2 Alcap Ridge
Cromwell

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