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"The electrician that came to the house was professional and a nice guy. The problem I had with them was that he took the information back to the office and they" were supposed to send me the estimate. A month later I had still not gotten anything so I called thinking maybe there was a problem or something. I got no explanation just that he would "re-send" it. It took several days more to actually get anything at all. First came a bill for $42 to provide the estimate, then the estimate itself which didn't include two of the three things I wanted them to provide an estimate for. Very frustrating. I think the electrician was good but not real happy with whoever is running the office. The estimate for the part of the work they did provide I thought was a little on the high side but still in the reasonable range. If they had been more responsive, I would be more inclined to have them do the work but I'm going to use someone else instead.

-Greg D.

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"This past week I purchased a Casablanca ceiling fan. I also purchased a "fan fitter" to which lights are attached and a glass cover. I picked up the" fan and related items this past week and they were installed by an electrician on
24, 2015. It was subsequently determined the glass cover was the wrong part. On the box that contained the "fan fitter" there was a list of compatible glass covers. The glass cover given to me was not on the list of compatible parts. On
24, 2015 I went back to the store to get the correct part. According to store personnel, they called the factory and were told the part I was given was the correct part. I was then given another glass part, still not on the list of compatible parts and sent on my way. I was also given the name and number of a representative to call if the part did not fit. When I got home I tried to install the part I was given but without success. In my opinion,
couldn't wait to send me on my way and wanted to be done with this transaction. I will certainly never buy anything from them again.

-robert M.

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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 Baton Rouge

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I have inherited this company with house purchase. Oh, boy! I am so happy I did. We have no mosquitoes in our backyard!!! Owner (
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- Natalia F.
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welcomed me into her store. There is easy parking on Main St in Alachua. She showed me catalogs of lighting fixtures and helped me chose. She made the process easy by quoting the price and understanding quickly what I wanted. I had time to decide, and was provided with an estimate in writing that included all the details. The fixtures were delivered on time, and I am very happy with the results.
- Barbara C B.
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and his son are total gentleman and very professional. The son was prompt, courteous and treats you like you’re the only customer in the world. The price was for a whole day.
- Helene F.
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This was not a positive experience. I was trying to communicate with the owner by email and phone and it took me like 2 months to get a hold of him. He was not answering my questions and it took 3 or 4 months to get them here and it was a lot of up charges when they got here. They got a drywall person that left a whole lot of mess.
- Julia T.
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This waterfall issue was due to a poor design and
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was able to correct the design and fix it. He also looked at the lighting and made a proposal to do some work which I had wanted. It was great to work with him. I had ideas of what I wanted. He had the experience to take that info and create a beautiful effect in our front and back yard. After the work the place was clean. He and his staff are friendly, efficient, and very professional.
- James S.
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Arrived in time period promised. Totally professional in work ethic and courteous. Performed total cleanup afterwards and even did an unrelated "quick fix" not on job order.
- Frank S.
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They removed a garden tub, wall between vanity (
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) and tub, opened the area completely. Installed a heat light, fan and exhaust. When demolition crew finished, the carpentry crew built the shower, electricians installed new wiring for lights in shower an over vanity and heat & exhaust fan. Plumbers installed new high rise toilet, dual shower heads and new sinks. Tile and granite installed, floors, shower raised counter and new sinks. Painter refinished cabinets and stained new mirrors. Fantastic job!
- Richard E D.
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I was very pleased with the estimate and wanted to go ahead.
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confirmed that he would order the lights I picked and get back to me when they were ready to be installed. I then mentioned I was on Angie's List and that if things went well I would love to post a good review. He looked unhappy and left without taking the 50% down payment that his estimate form said the company required (which I would have paid). I called the following week to double-check that the lights were going to be ordered, because I was unclear on the next step or timing. The office transferred me to
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directly, who said they were in fact ordered and that he'd call when they came in. 11 weeks later, I called to ask the status of the installation. The office said I would have to speak with
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and transferred me. I got no reply to my message. I called two other times, leaving polite messages each time, to the effect that I understood if they needed more time or if it was a small job and just wasn't getting scheduling priority, but that I wanted to hear what was happening because it had been so long. The third time I also stated that I would use a different provider if I did not hear back. I did not hear back. A week later, I am on Angie's List, now looking for a reputable outdoor lighting contractor. My belief is that after providing the estimate
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realized it was too low, and rather than saying so and seeing if I would be willing to pay more or using the logical excuse "those lights have been discontinued and I need to offer you a more expensive product", he decided just to forget about me and let me go away. Which I find irritating and unprofessional, not to mention a waste of 12 weeks. Less likely, the whole company may be a scam, and once I said I was on Angie's List, he decided not to take my 50% down payment (which I never would have seen again) to avoid a negative review that could blow cash from future targets. I don't want to impugne them if they are in fact legtitimate, but I'm not sure, because THEY NEVER CALLED ME BACK despite 3 polite messages. AVOID!
- Anne G.

Lighting Companies in Baton Rouge, LA

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220 Electric

PO Box 1163
Walker

Acadian Appliance Services

PO Box 301
Baton Rouge

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16801 Teneiya Ave
Greenwell Springs

Acustom Electric LLC

41477 Hwy 621
Gonzales

Advanced Home Services

39295 Tyler Ballard rd
Walker

Allied Electric LLC

31746 Walker N rd
Walker

Alpha Cabinetry & Design, LLC

7427 Director Drive
Baton Rouge

Anytime Electrical Service Inc

12626 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge

ATCO Electric LLC

1438 Clinton Dr
Denham Springs

Bayou Technology Group

4224 Houma Blvd
Metairie

Blount Electrical Service

4105 Blount Lane
Jackson

Brown Residential Services

15500 Ridge Rd
Maurepas

C & M CONSTRUCTION L.L.C.

1017 AMERICA ST
Baton Rouge

Cajun Electric

1500 Government Street
Baton Rouge

Calvin's Maintenance Inc

14653 Terrell Rd
Baton Rouge

CAPITAL CITY LAWN PRO

11903 n oak hills pkwy
Baton Rouge

Classic Copper Works

9337 Spring Cypress Rd

Collectors-Outlet

76 Pulaski St

CUSTOM LIGHTING ENTERPRISE'S

4375 GOVERNMENT ST
Baton Rouge

Custom Security Systems Inc

690 Oak Villa Blvd.
Baton Rouge

D&L HANDYMAN SERVICES LLC.

22614 C HOLDEN RD.
Holden

Dave's Electrical

37041 Agnes Webb Ave
Prairieville

Davillier Electrical Services

5960 Seigen Lane
Baton Rouge

Decorating Den Interiors

404 Lamp Post Rd

Decorating Den Interiors

18705 Fabacher Dr
Prairieville

Decorating Den Interiors

12135 Industriplex Boulevard
Baton Rouge

DELGADO LIGHT FIXTURES

11549 CLOVERLAND AVE
Baton Rouge

Denicola's Furniture & Upholstery

1010 Nicholson Drive
Baton Rouge

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Divine Electric Company LLC

2217 Matthews Township Pkwy

Duayne Watts LLC

23386 Brian Rd
Zachary

ED PRICE BUILDING MATERIALS

7835 AIRLINE HWY
Baton Rouge

Electrician On Call

17434 Energy Ln

ERS Building Maintenance, Inc.

40497 Cannon Road
Gonzales

FLAMBEAU LIGHTING

8323 Ohara Ct
Baton Rouge

GAS PRESSURE IGNITERS INC

17732 Highland Rd Ste G
Baton Rouge

GULF COAST ELECTRIC

8 Commerce Drive

Home Pro Construction LLC

11145 Ascension Ct
Denham Springs

Home Sweet Home

2204 Riverbend Dr.
Violet

Home360, Inc.

7350 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge

Homeworks of Louisiana

12000 S Harrell's Ferry Rd
Baton Rouge

Honey Do Handyman

154 Richland Ave
Baton Rouge

Honeydoo's Home Maintenance And Repair LLC

35016 Timber Ln
Denham Springs

HOOK-IT-UP

3837 Bon-Rea Dr

Hurricane Fence Company Inc

651 David Dr
Metairie

INNOVATIVE HOME MEDIA

3732 WESTERVELT AVE
Baton Rouge

Jerry Baker Electric

PO Box 41351
Baton Rouge

KWATT Electric, Heating and Air

6105 Hollyfield Drive
Baton Rouge

Lake Area Electrical

910 Sampson St.
Westlake

Lamps & Lighting

7275 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Legacy Builders LLC

15847 Shenandoah Ave
Baton Rouge

Lightning Service Inc

3201 Metarie Rd
Metairie

Lloyd's Home Maintenance

17158 Pin Cherry Ave
Greenwell Springs

MAISON VICTORIA

13726 PERKINS RD

Mark's Maintenance Service LLC

6033 Excheuqer Drive
Baton Rouge

McDaniel's Carpentry Services

136 S Waverly Dr
Baton Rouge

Mini Jobs

3325 E Wood Valley Rd

Mister Sparky

5000 W Esplanade Ave
Metairie

Mock Plumbing Repairs LLC

17403 Lake Iris Ave
Baton Rouge

Mr Electric

PO Box 658
Carencro

NICOTRI ELECTRIC INC

9195 Mammoth Ave
Baton Rouge

Nu-Prime Of Memphis

1420 Airways Blvd

OLD SOUTH LIGHTING & IRONWORKS

2026 WOODDALE BLVD
Baton Rouge

Pepper and Company Contractors

236 Linda Ave
Baton Rouge

ReBath By Schicker

1059 Detroit Ave

RonCo

PO Box 930
Watson

Sentinel Services

P O Box 40716
Baton Rouge

SHEL-BOZE INC

1698 WOODDALE BLVD
Baton Rouge

SHELTON'S GALLERY

8460 BLUEBONNET BLVD
Baton Rouge

Smith & Baker Landscapes LLC

7435 Town South Ave
Baton Rouge

Solarian US

2617 Saint Davids Lane

Spencer's Contracting LLC

11820 Boylan Ave
Baton Rouge

Stanford&Sons AC/ELECTRIC

13472 BAYOU GRAND SOUTH
Gonzales

Stark Art Glass

36 Dalton St

Stine Home & Yard

29200 Walker South Road
Walker

Stuart Services

4724 Utica St.
Metairie

Switch Electric LLC

5616 104th PL NE

TDP Carpentry & Home Repair

13932 Brown Rd
Denham Springs

The Go To Crew of Southern Louisiana

8008 Glacier Bay Dr.
Denham Springs

The Handywoman

Baton Rouge

Tim's Painting & Repair LLC.

4125 Sarasota Dr
Baton Rouge

Timothy Crick

5335 Sleepy Hollow Dr
Baton Rouge

TOTAL ELECTRICAL SVC INC

8270 ANTIOCH RD
Baton Rouge

TRI -Threat Construction

4913 Kennesaw B
Baton Rouge

WEBB ELECTRICAL CO

PO Box 70866

WYNDCHASER LIGHTING LLC

1443 DELPLAZA DR
Baton Rouge

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