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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 Powhatan

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arrived on time. He finished all requested projects. Though the time allowed was 5 hours, it took 9 hours due to unforseen problems.
- CARLOS C.
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Work was done quickly, efficiently but then the hard sell started. He tried to sell me an upgraded light fixture that would have more than doubled what I originally paid for the job. Then it was a bad breaker I should replace for $99, which by the way has never acted up and is still working fine without a repair. Then it was "don't you want to replace these lights." Total overkill on the hard sell. The work was done well but I don't know if I'd use him again.
- Karen H.
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Rich the electrician arrived promptly, reviewed the issues with me and performed desired work. Impressed that Rich brought parts that he thought he might need for the job as he understood it which saved time. Appreciate that he took the time to explain the new timer to me.
- Robin M.
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impressed me right away by showing me my disposal didn't need replacing but was just jamed. He gave me the list of jobs he could do and asked what else I had - and he was able to take care of two other jobs I needed done.
- Patricia R.
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I needed to light a paved walkway on the side of the house, at night. I researched a bit about the different lighting options and bought 2 different kinds from Home Depot. I bought the Big Deal from
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and typed in my preferred dates during the purchasing process. Got an email a day later and I was able to schedule for the work to be done the next day! It was awesome.
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, the electrician called before going to the house and he was right on time. When he arrived, both he and his co worker took off their shoes when entering the house, without me asking. They were both very professional and courteous from the get go. I presented the two lights that I bought and he gave me his professional opinion on it, which I agreed with. I also had 3 other items on my electrical to do list that he gave me a good estimate on. In the end, I decided just to get the security light done today and he was totally fine with it, no pressure on me to buy the other services, which I thought was refreshing and really appreciated. His coworker (sorry I didn't get his name or card) even had time to change a light in a room for me. This was a great experience overall!
- angela C.
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They were great.
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and his wife were on time everyday. They took time to listen to my needs and made suggestions. Could not be the price for the work done. House had Knob and tub through out, they took care of it. Very happy.
- Adrian P.
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because one of the sensors on my landscape lights went out and they were the Electric Company who initially put in the timer.
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and he said he would have someone call me for an appointment. Didn't hear from them.
I called back the following week and was "going to be put on the schedule." Nope - didn't happen
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Disappointed - I like to deal with local tradesmen and women -
- Carole A.
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Arrived on time with short notice (2 hrs). Fixed all problems, took a lot of testing to find and fix problems. Included chandeliers, fans, outside fixture lights.
- Judson M.

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12521 Serenity Ct
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Above Code Electric LLC

PO Box 29344
Richmond

Ace Electric Company Inc

5608 Greendale Rd
Henrico

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12124 TURNING BRANCH CIR
Glen Allen

Add A Deck Inc.

6408 Mallory Drive
Henrico

Alphin and Associates LLC

22 Villa Ave
Gordonsville

Arze Home Improvement LLC

101 S Boulevard
Richmond

BNW Builders

8601 Staples Mill Rd.
Henrico

Boyer & Sons Electrical

505 Mill Rd
Dillwyn

Brent Electric & Controls Inc

8343 Hanover Grove Blvd
Mechanicsville

Brooks Handyman Services

3716 Dogwood Ave
Chester

Bubbas Handyman Service

3803 Chamberlayne Ave
Richmond

Cabana Boys

1801 Winding Way
North Chesterfield

Chisman Shelby Electrical Contractors

115 Starboard Ct
Williamsburg

Chris Wells Improvements

1112 S Wedgemont Dr
N Chesterfield

Classic Construction Exteriors

11622 Busy St
Richmond

Classic Copper Works

9337 Spring Cypress Rd

Collectors-Outlet

76 Pulaski St

Commonwealth Curb Appeal

17801 Hull Street Road
Moseley

Commonwealth Renovations

9112 Bailey Oak Dr
Midlothian

Connec, Inc

11246 Dude Ranch Rd
Glen Allen

CRAVEN ELECTRICAL SERVICES INC

4811 BETHLEHEM RD.
Richmond

Curtis Painting & Powerwashing

1512 Point Of Rocks Rd
Chester

D2D Contractors, LLC

2281 Walsh ave
Petersburg

Davis & Green Inc

132 Brandon Rd
Richmond

Deck Creations of Richmond

11924 Rimswell Mews
Midlothian

Dino's Contracting Services, LLC

1916 Wrens Nest Rd
Richmond

DirectBuy of Richmond

12830 W CREEK PKWY
Henrico

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Dr. Tom, LLC.

18140 Shumans Rd
Ruther Glen

Eagle Energy Solutions Inc

8500 Turner Rd
Henrico

East Coast Electrical Systems

5515 Seminary Avenue
Richmond

East End Contracting

3715 Britton Rd.
Henrico

Econ Electrical, LLC

2228 Cedar Crest Rd
North Chesterfield

Family Electric Inc

12733 Oak Lake Ct
Midlothian

G & G Contracting

1700 Featherstone Dr
Midlothian

Genesis Electrical Services

1403 Pemberton Rd
Henrico

Gerber Electrical

329 Saybrook Dr
Richmond

Green Knight Electric LLC

2400 Barnetts Rd
Providence Forge

H C Swoap

7312 Port Side Dr
Midlothian

Handyman Perfection, LLC

8404 Yolanda Road
Henrico

Handyman Services

7419 Allstate Drive
Petersburg

Handyman Today Llc

1700 May Way Dr
Powhatan

Here2Help

201 Lee Ave
Highland Springs

HOME DEPOT

1386 CARMIA WY
Richmond

HOME LIGHTING LTD

1575A Standing Ridge Dr
Powhatan

HOME PRO REMODELING & BUILDING LLC

5101 MONZA CRT
North Chesterfield

Homelink

14241 Midlothian Tpke
Midlothian

ICR ELECTRIC

7107 RICHMOND TAPPAHANNOCK HWY
Aylett

INARAY Outdoor Lighting

201 W 7th St
Richmond

Inside/Out Renovations LLC

1542 Walkers Ridge Road
Powhatan

J & D Construction and Maintenance

304 S Brown Street
Blackstone

J & M Electrical Services

400 Turner Rd
N Chesterfield

J. E. Elliott, Inc.

6408 Crescent Pkwy
Richmond

Jacob's Ladder Siding Windows Painting

2405 Westwood Ave
Richmond

James River Air Conditioning Co.

1905 Westmorland St
Richmond

JAMES RIVER ELECTRIC INC

6132 QUAIFF LN
Richmond

JONES&JONES AUDIO&VIDEO

10209 Woodman rd

JS Services

705 Goodwood Road
Richmond

Kaw Builders

1604 Helmsdale Drive
Henrico

Kelleher

1301 School St
Richmond

Kitchen Doctors

1811 Huguenot Rd.
Midlothian

LA DIFFERENCE INC

125 S 14TH ST
Richmond

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street

LDM Associates LLC

Chesterfield

Lee's Handyman and Home Improvements

5018 Pennbrook Drive
Chesterfield

LIGHT BUILDING STUDIO

3906 Stony Point Rd
Keswick

Lightning Systems of VA LLC

1105 Hull St.
Richmond

Lonestar Siding & Windows

2805 Ackley Ave
Henrico

LONG LIFE LIGHTING INC

9104 OSBORNE TPKE
Henrico

LTE Services, LLC

PO Box 1477
Manassas

May Electric

P.O. Box 5917

MERCURY ELECTRIC INC

1910 WALKERTON CT
Richmond

Metro General Services - Two Handymen

9455 Greenhill Ct
Henrico

Michael & Son Services Inc

5740 General Washington Dr
Alexandria

Michael & Son Services Richmond

1407 Cummings Drive
Richmond

Middleton Heating & Air Inc

8436 Erle Rd
Mechanicsville

MIGUEL TORRES CONTRACTING CO.

13806 NUTTREE WOODS LN
Midlothian

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S. Crescent Drive

Neighborhood Handyman

2813 Hilliard Road
Henrico

New Design Electrical & Construction

3210-C West Marshall St
Richmond

Old Fashioned Painting

2637 Lancraft rd
Richmond

Paragon Construction Company LLC

12747 Oak Lake Ct
Midlothian

Paul's Place

1009 Overbrook Rd
Richmond

Puckett Electrical Service

8257 Laurel Meadows Dr
Mechanicsville

R B Contractor, Inc

55244 South Ave
Alexandria

R C Goodwyn

3600 Goodwyn Rd
Powhatan

R S SERVICES

8805 PEACH GROVE RD
Richmond

Re-Bath of Richmond

9903 Hull Street Rd.
Richmond

Regal Home Improvement

4002 Hermitage Rd
Richmond

Remodel USA

605 Hampton Park Blvd

Renewable Engineered Systems

22 East Church Street
Martinsville

Rhodes Construction Co

1220 Richeson Ave
Richmond

RICHMOND REBUILDERS INC

1524 BLOOMFIELD RD
Richmond

RK Newman Electric Services Inc

1711 Gately Drive
North Chesterfield

RK Restorations, LLC.

1208 S Thomas Street
Arlington

RUDD ELECTRICAL SERVICES INC.

7519 ROSWELL RD
Henrico

Seven Hills Contracting, LLC

4032 Southhampton RD
Richmond

Seven Hills Electric

PO Box 1717
Mechanicsville

SHADES OF LIGHT

4924 W BROAD ST
Richmond

SIMMONS ELECTRICAL SERVICES

8801 ellyson trace
Quinton

SJ Ryan Electric Inc

13541 E Boundary Rd
Midlothian

SNEED'S NURSERY & GARDEN CENTER

8756 W HUGUENOT RD
Richmond

Solarian US

2617 Saint Davids Lane

STB Remodeling Group

2807 Merrilee Dr
Fairfax

T & T Landscaping

10703 Hunters Landge Ct
Chesterfield

Trogdon Enterprises

PO Box 74292
North Chesterfield

TRUESERV INC

8366 LITTLE FLORIDA RD
Mechanicsville

Upgrade Construction, LLC

2606 Chancer Dr
Henrico

Venetian Marble Inc

2150 Carter Gallier Blvd
Powhatan

Virginia Outdoor Lighting

2200 Plainview Ctr
Powhatan

W E JACKSON ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR

13099 OLD RIDGE RD
Beaverdam

WATSON ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION CO

9555 KING'S CHARTER DR
Ashland

WEBB ELECTRICAL CO

PO Box 70866
Henrico

WestEnd Networking Solutions

10865 Millington Ln
Henrico

Westview Companies

2508 Turkey Creek Road
Oilville

Woodfin

8180 Mechanicsville Tpke
Mechanicsville

YESCO Sign & Lighting Service

12730 Spectrim Ln Ste F
Midlothian

YourSignageSource.com

10086 Woolwine Hwy
Woolwine

ZAC BRAGG HOME REPAIR

2116 Maple Cottage Ln.
Powhatan

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