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-scott H.

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"Horrible customer service. Lights and fans ordered arrived broken. The wrong light bulbs came with them and they lied about delivery times and ordering,
" . I would never use this company again. Their customer service was so poor that they basically did not care about the end user at all. It took them forever to replace broken parts and deliver the right light bulbs. Failure to answer phone calls and requests for service started with the technician and then when trying to get a supervisor involved for better customer service forget it. The company does not believe in customer service and it goes up the chain of command. Just don't go there.

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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 Covington

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As soon as they came in he immediately tried to upgrade me to an
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package. I informed him I was not interested. It was ok they only had a B rating. He faked the whole thing and rigged it himself. I felt that I was conned and he scared me. I never had an electrical short before. I upgraded my package with them. They showed up on time and they did clean up but I still was not happy only because I felt that he staged the whole thing. One week later one bulb blew out and I did not bother contacting them again. I checked it myself and replaced the bulb. The guys were nice and respectful. They did a lot of good things but I did not like how he staged the short and he scared me and tried to con me into buying surge protection for my electric panel.
- Paula S.
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Receptionist informed me company would call 30 minutes before scheduled appointment on 3/17/15 that was scheduled between 2-4pm. Employees were banging on the door at 12:45 pm with no call before hand. Also wanted access to inspect my electrical box as a courtesy. Advised would think further about using this service provider.
- Janice K.
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I attempted to contact
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5 times and only spoke to someone with company only once. He stated will call tomorrow to set up appointment. Never received a call back. I have also sent emails and no response.
- Janice K.
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arrived when he said he would and was fully prepared to take care of the rewiring. Working in the attic was a dirty and difficult job but
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never complained or said it couldn't be done.
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got it done and tested the fan before he left. My Mom was quite pleased and glad that the attic fans were fixed before a fire could've started in the attic of her house. I've already asked
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to work on another wiring project in the garage.
- Vicki B.
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I was not at the house when the work was performed but the technician was able to send me pictures prior to installing the lights. The work came out good and I would recommend them.
- Mrunal P.
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I am very happy with all aspects of this project. The journeyman (
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) and his helper worked very fast and the completed work exceeded my expectations. They were timely, courteous, professional and provided high quality service for a very reasonable price. I highly recommend them.
- Russell P.
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The contractor Bill
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did not give an estimate of the work after repeatedly asking him for it.
He did not return calls. Had two appointments with him and he never showed up.
A professional person would have better responsibilty if they want to stay in business.
Angie's list should never promote contractors who are not responsible.
One good thing I never paid any money up front.
- Thurman G.
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Installed ceiling fans with individual hand controls was a very nice and clean guy.
- Kathleen A.

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A1 Electric

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ABC CUSTOMS DECKS

7837 WILD TURKEY WALK

ACHS Services

9762 Baughman Rd

Adeptech

3429 Robb Ave

ADVANCED ELECTRIC

9066 SUTTON PL

AFFORDABLE HANDYMAN

6457 SUGAR TREE DR
Independence

ALL ABOUT TILE

5402 NORTHPOINT DR

BC ELECTRIC

114 W 12th St
Covington

BEECHMONT ELECTRIC

3249 COLE RD

BERTKE ELECTRIC

1645 BLUEROCK ST

Bills Remodeling & Electric

12391 Hutton Dr
Walton

BTS Contracting Inc

1250 W Ohio Pike

Budget Chimney Sweep

4216 Forsythia Dr.

Building Character

5078 Downey Ridge Rd

Burke Electric of Cincinnati LLC

3349 Oakland Locust Ridge Rd

C & C Handyman Service

1193 Immaculate Ln

CASTON ENTERPRISES LLC

373 W FOSTER MAINEVILLE RD

CDA PROPERTIES

P.O. Box 415

CENTRAL LIGHT

318 Parktrail Ln

Chuck White Home Improvement

3881 Dust Commander Dr

CINCINNATI GASLITE INC

4013 DIXIE HWY
Erlanger

Cincinnati Handyman Services LLC

P.O. Box 76361
Highland Heights

Classy Craftsmen

1445 Colonial Dr

CLIFFORD SIGN & LIGHTING SVC

3091 LITTLE DRY RUN RD

Collectors-Outlet

76 Pulaski St

Convert-A-Deck

1548 Shaw Pike

Cooks Home Improvements, LLC

3383 Huntsman Trace

Creative Paver INC

1131 Windsail Cove

CREATIVE STONE & TILE

3756 Darwin Ave.

CURRY ELECTRIC INC

1014 OHIO PIKE

DGM Transformations

2000 Hudson Ave.

Dietrich Electric

7439 Jerry Dr

DIGITAL ELECTRIC

6203 BROWNFIELD DR

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Distinctive Design Remodeling

1050 Enterprise Dr
Lexington

DLM Home Solutions LLC

3066 Brookwood Dr
Ft Mitchell

Dusty Boot Home Improvement

1759 Maplewood Drive

Eads Fence Co Inc

131 Broadway

ELECTRACOM

878 TALL TRESS DR

ElectricMasters

339 Pleasant St
Covington

EMMCOL SERVICES LLC

9259 MCKINNEY RD

Entec Electric LLC

5546 Silverpoint Dr

Eubank Construction LLC

PO Box 216
Independence

First Maintain LLC

10921 Reed Hartman Hwy

Freedom-Renovations

4112 Carondelet Dr

Frey Electric Inc

5700 Cheviot Rd

Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance

200 W. 4th Street, Suite 600

Gross Lumber

645 Central Ave

GROSSER & CO REMODELING

77 18TH ST
Newport

Handy Champs LLC

2523 Owlcrest Dr

Handy Headlee's Home Repair

P.O. Box 76592
Newport

Handy Home Guys

6908 Cambridge Ave.

Handyman Services

P.O. box 12389
Covington

Hayes Electric Services Inc

9757 Whispering Way
Alexandria

Herb Edmonds

1055 Olympia Drive

Herman Electric

PO Box 730

HESS REMODELING INC

6630 CLEVES WARSAW PIKE

Hoffman Home Services

1454 Melinda Ln
Elsmere

Hubbard Electrical Services LLC

2931 Senour Rd
Independence

Hunny-Do Services LLC

6924 Bridgetown Rd

Inspaces

By Appointment

J and B Custom Painting

10993 North Shore Dr

Jim Carver & Sons

8400 Beechmont Ave

JOHN NIESEN PLUMBING & REMODELING INC

1986 WALCOTT JOHNSVILLE RD
Foster

K Brown Construction

9993 Union Cemetery Rd

Kibler Lumber

4663 Tri-County Hwy

Kiddie Kastle Baby & Teen Furniture

4600 Shelbyville Road Plaza
Louisville

KING LIGHTING INC

15 W 5TH ST
Covington

Kitchen and Bath Innovations

8001 Beechmont Ave.

KROWN LIGHTING

515 MADISON AVE
Covington

Landscape Lighting

39 Deshler Lane
Fort Thomas

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

LEE STULTZ ELECTRIC INC

1133 W GALBRAITH RD

Legend Construction

9502 Stone Dr

LHIRTH CONSTRUCTION

7700 MILLIKIN RD

Lighting EFX Inc

7714 Voice Of America Park Dr

LightingOne of Cincinnati

9583 Fields Ertel Rd

Limitless Electric

1009 Wedgewood Dr
Independence

Lou Vaughn Remodeling

250 E. 5th St.

LOWE'S

6150 HARRISON AVE

Lowe's - Highland Heights

2369 Alexandria Pike
Newport

Mills Window Cleaning

7897 Red Fox Trl

Morrison Tracy Jr

4578 Beech Knoll Ln

Mr Electric of Columbus

31382 Industrial Pkwy

POIRIER ELECTRIC

988 NEWBERRY AVE

Potter House Group Inc

2012 Longbrach Rd
Union

Pro-Touch Roofing & Remodeling

4123 St Johns Terrace

PTS CONSTRUCTION

5850 COTTONTAIL CT

Queen City Auction

4676 Interstate Dr.

R R Custom Decks Inc

1804 Arborwood Ct
Independence

Reliable Electric

94 Compark Rd

Reneu Contracting, LLC

4596 Carnoustie Dr

Richey Construction

6447 Mayflower Ave

RIVERSIDE ELECTRIC INC

680 REDNA TERRACE

RODENBERG ELECTRIC

3726 Mackey Rd

RWT Window Co

1142 W Seymour Ave

Rylix Electric

276 Goodrich Ln.

S2 Lightscapes LLC

7723 Tylers Place Blvd #217

SALEM HARDWARE INC

6401 Salem Rd

Salvaggio Painting LLC

5711 Signal Pointe Dr Apt 111

Sameday Handyman

1318 Hill St
Covington

SHOWCASE REMODELING INC

903 DUDLEY RD
Ft Mitchell

Siler Home Improvement LLC

6559 Tree View Drive

Solarian US

2617 Saint Davids Lane

STAINED GLASS OVERLAY

4025 DIXIE HWY
Erlanger

Staley Transformations

1620 Oregonia Rd

Stark Art Glass

36 Dalton St

STERLING INTERIORS

2867 HARRISON AVE

Thornton Landscape Inc.

24 E. U.S. Highway 22 and 3

TimberTechDirect

894 Prairie Avenue

Trebor Electric

557 Sycamore Street

UNITED CLEANING CO

3506 WARSAW AVE

Unlimited Carpentry

5225 fenwick ave

VANDERWIST OF CINCINNATI INC

7445 INDUSTRIAL ROW DR

VOCKE CONSTRUCTION

4213 LAYHIGH RD

WalPainters

605 Carefree Dr

Watson Carpentry

5015 McKay Rd

WEBB ELECTRICAL CO

PO Box 70866

Winterman Electric

23 Mcalpin Ave
Erlanger

Wizard Construction

337 Parmington Dr
Lakeside Park

Zimax Inc.

1193 State Route 131

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