Electricians Shed Light on Home Lighting

Garrett Kelly
Written by Garrett Kelly
Updated June 15, 2021
Kitchen with recessed lighting
Experienced electricians say recessed lighting is very popular. (Photo by Robert Merhaut)

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Don’t feel left in the dark with your lighting project. Enlighten yourself with advice from these highly rated Chicago-area electricians.

Our Experts

Adams Electrical ServicesDorian Adams, ownerHyde Park

Kohring ElectricMike Kohring, ownerPalatine

Clar ElectricJamie Clar, presidentSchaumburg

What Types of Lighting Do You Offer?

Dorian Adams: We offer recessed lighting, surface-mounted, fluorescent, track lighting, chandelier and outdoor installation.

Mike Kohring: We offer inside and outdoor lighting installation. When it comes to lights, we can do almost everything.

Jamie Clar: We do a wide variety of lighting installations, from track, ceiling fans, recessed cans and more.

Which Lighting Do Customers Want Most?

Adams: Right now, recessed can lighting is the most popular.

Kohring: We sell a lot of recessed can lighting. They’re popular because it provides a clean look.

Clar: The most common is recessed can lighting. LED lighting is not very big here yet.

What's the Cost for Recessed Lighting?

Adams: The typical cost for recessed can installation is $125 per light.

Kohring: They run about $125 to $150 per light, but we try to price by time and materials.

Clar: A standard recessed can installation is about $115 for each light.

What Should Customers Look for When Hiring an Electrician?

Adams: The person should be licensed. Beyond that, look at past jobs and what warranties they provide.

Kohring: Licensing and reputation are important, but the most important thing to me is showing up to do the work.

Clar: You want a reputable person who works on a regular basis and can lay out the project for you.

Have you recently installed lighting, and if so, what kind? Tell us about it in the comments below. 

Editor's note: This is an updated version of an article originally posted on Aug. 6, 2013.

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