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"I have been working with them for 15 years. They are honest, do very good work and are fast. They are professionals- they come in and get the job done in a big hurry." They always get their estimates and I have never had an issue with them.

-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 Ephrata

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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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156 N Donerville Rd
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AJ Window and Door Solutions Inc

151 Main St
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5698 Gingrich Road
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Alone Eagle Remodeling LLC

113 Bungalow Rd
Enola

Arc Electric Inc

671 Hartman Station Rd
Lancaster

Arroyo's Finishing Touch

307 West Market St
Marietta

Bahret Church Interiors, Inc.

135 North Fairview Ave
Harrisburg

BALSER ELECTRICAL SVC

998 LINCOLN GARDENS RD
Ephrata

Bassline Electric, LLC

9 Crest Ave
Lancaster

Bath Fitter

542 Industrial Drive
Lewisberry

Belmont Solar

3376 Harvest Drive
Gordonville

Bollman Construction

910 Kilroy Cir
Harrisburg

BOMBERGERS STORE

555 FURNACE HILL PIKE
Lititz

Bonitz Home Services

34 Northbrook Ln.
Shrewsbury

Brubaker Inc.

1284 Rohrerstown Rd
Lancaster

BUCK HOME FURNISHINGS

793 LANCASTER PIKE
Quarryville

Budding Co.

850 Herr St
Harrisburg

Bulloch Contracting

100 Coventry Cross Rd
Mount Wolf

Capital Choice Home Repair & Remodel

1550 Williams Grove rd lot #146
Mechanicsburg

Caretakers Electric

655 Owlhill Rd
Lititz

Catalfano Construction LLC

east willow st
Elizabethtown

Chad T Hunsberger Construction LLC

4060 Lisburn Rd
Mechanicsburg

Classic Copper Works

9337 Spring Cypress Rd

Classic Quarters

140 North Water Street
Lancaster

CR Powers HVAC

21 S Hanover St
Carlisle

Custom Design Home Improvements

650 N. Middleton RD
Carlisle

Custom Trade Solutions

121 Delta St
Mount Joy

D & L AUTO ACCESSORIES

606 Rohrerstown Rd
Lancaster

Dale Bechtold Professional Remodeling

2012 E Cumberland St
Lebanon

Deans Electric and Design

407 Redwood Dr
Lancaster

Decks R Us

10 N. Vintage Rd
Paradise

DEER CREEK ELECTRIC

22 W. Water St.
Yoe

Deimler & Son's Construction

6530 Derry St
Harrisburg

DESIGN ALLIANCE

1004 CRYSTAL CREEK DR
Mechanicsburg

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

DNB Services

50 Chatham Drive
Morgantown

DNM Contracting, INC

7389 Paxton St
Harrisburg

Dorn Electric

14394 Crossroads Ave.
Felton

Fogle Improvements

1574 W King street
York

Furniture Finesse

700 W Market St
York

G & M Remodeling

204 S Homestead Dr
Landisville

G.S. Flook, Inc

450 Valley Road
Etters

George Sansoni Construction

6113 Smithfield St
Harrisburg

Good's Tree Care Inc

4401 Chambers Hill Rd
Harrisburg

Griesemer Construction

606 vine st
Middletown

Groff's Heating Air Conditioning Inc

3012 Willow St Pike N
Willow Street

H & H ELECTRICAL INC

75 N CHURCH ST
Ephrata

Haller Enterprise Inc

263 S Whitford rd
Exton

HALLER ENTERPRISES

9 BRENNEMAN CIR
Mechanicsburg

HALLER ENTERPRISES

33 E MAIN ST
Palmyra

Haller Enterprises Inc

212 Bucky Dr
Lititz

Harvey Contractors LLC

210 Hunter Creek Dr
York

Hershey Laundry & Dry Cleaning

731 Cherry Dr
Hershey

Home Medix Remodeling

513 Main street
Blandon

HOME ONE HOME IMPROVEMENTS

2600 LITITZ PIKE
Lancaster

Hurley Electric

Harrisburg

Hurley's Electric, LLC

817 Baltimore Pike
Gardners

HURST YODER CONSTRUCTION LLC

1061 IRON BRIDGE RD
Mount Joy

Ibach's Electric

2781 Craley Rd
Wrightsville

Integrity Renovation

606 Auction Rd
Manheim

J S MIXON ELECTRICAL CONTR

510 N BLUE RIBBON AVE
Harrisburg

James Robert Development Corp.

930 Red Rose Ct
Lancaster

JHM ELECTRICAL SERVICE

1615 Conewago Creek Rd, PO Box 54
Manchester

JPS Electrical Services LLC

9 S Hickory Avenue

Kane Finishing

57 Sunset Dr
Mechanicsburg

Keares Electric

633 Jeffers Cir.
Exton

Keeler Electric, Inc.

146 Davis Bridge Rd
Bernville

Kevins Electrical Service LLC

275 N Middlesex Rd
Carlisle

Keystone Custom Decks

631 Springville Rd
New Holland

LANCO CONSTRUCTION

13 SHYBROOK CT
Elizabethtown

Lapp Electrical Service Inc

2420 Gehman Ln
Lancaster

larrys remodeling & repair llc

1780 Trinity Rd
Felton

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

Leggett Inc

1989 Hummel Ave
Camp Hill

Macfarlane services

3071a east prospect rd

Mark Stone Home Improvement

82 Linda Dr
Mechanicsburg

Mister Sparky Electric

518 Running Pump Road
Lancaster

Mister Systems

Harrisburg

MK3 Enterprises, LLC

2511 Saint Peters Road
Pottstown

Monyer Electric, LLC

406 Greenville Rd
Denver

morret construction

2 albert lane

Murphy Family Electric

500 N Washington St

MUSSELMAN LUMBER

1102 POINTVIEW AVE
Ephrata

NextGen Electric

64 Conestoga Blvd
Lancaster

Nolt Electric Inc

1006 Flory Rd
Mount Joy

OLDE MILL LIGHTING LTD

105 Strasburg Pike
Lancaster

PERSONAL NICHE

1242 STATE ST

Project Dragonfly

307 W Main St
Mechanicsburg

Property Service

116 reo ave
Lancaster

Quality Builders

780 Lime Quarry Rd

R.R.Construction

545 estelle dr
Lancaster

R.T. Farner Home Improvements

4608 Marblehead Street
Harrisburg

Re-Inventing Spaces by Linda

4500 Egret Dr
Harrisburg

Regal Restorations LLC

PO Box 82
Brownstown

ReMod Squad

1721 Mountain Road
Dauphin

Remodels by Shay

1101 Stoney Creek Rd
Dauphin

Rick-of-All-Trades

109 S. 3rd St
Lebanon

Rineer Contracting

15 Wilson Ave

River Valley Landscapes and Pools

1178 Nursery Road
Wrightsville

Ronald Waltersdorff Electric

2295 Carlisle Rd
York

Ruell's Lawn Care, LLC

403 Deerfield Rd
Camp Hill

S J Smith Remodeling

156 E Walnut St
Ephrata

SABINO ELECTRIC

PO Box 2615
Harrisburg

Sam S Smucker & Sons Inc

747 E Main St
Ephrata

Showcase Landscape Services

PO BOX 394
New Holland

SIGN MEDIX

2153 Columbia Avenue
Lancaster

SIMMONS ELECTRIC

605 E Butter Rd
York

SNAVELY ELECTRIC

736 W HIGH ST
Manheim

Solarian US

2617 Saint Davids Lane
Ardmore

Stark Art Glass

36 Dalton St

Steve Breighner Electrical Services

3300 Indian Rock Dam Rd
York

STEWARTSTOWN ELECTRICAL SERVICE, LLC

53 S Main St
Stewartstown

Stone Creek Custom Kitchen & Design

708 S York St
Mechanicsburg

Stump's Quality Decks & Porches LLC

2458 Division Hwy
Ephrata

Summers Electric

665 Lilac Dr.
New Providence

TAFcon Construction Incorporated

822 Hill Church Rd
Hummelstown

tate services

Lancaster

TCO ELECTRIC

301 PEARL ST
Lancaster

The Flower Patch at The Markets at Shrewsbury

12025 Susquehanna Trail
Glen Rock

The Tuckey Companies

170 Stover Dr
Carlisle

The Village Green

420 W. Grant St.
Lancaster

Thomas Edison Electric Inc

352 Second Street Pike
Southampton

TIN'N'TREASURES

3577 W. NEWPORT RD, KITCHEN KETTLE VILLAGE
Intercourse

TME Electric Inc

74 Lantern Ln
Palmyra

Total Home Care & Restoration

1024 Herr St
Harrisburg

Troyano Contracting, LLC

186 Overlook Road
Morgantown

TRUCLEAN

22 Evans Ave
Wyomissing

TRUE VALUE PLUS

836 E FORREST AVE
Shrewsbury

VARA INC

1145 DRY POWDER CIR
Mechanicsburg

WEAVER ELECTRIC

175 TICE LN
Lebanon

WEBB ELECTRICAL CO

PO Box 70866

WellHome of Harrisburg

4400 Lewis Rd
Harrisburg

West Shore Window & Door

5024 Simpson Ferry Rd
Mechanicsburg

Wilco Electric Inc

701 Prospect Road
Columbia

WOLF ELECTRIC

2443 Cypress Dr
Lancaster

Your Lawn Care & Property Services, Inc.

100 West 3rd Street
Hershey

Zimmerman Plbg & Htg

110 E Allen St
Mechanicsburg

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