Here's some help for deciding which lighting choice is best for you.
Don’t feel left in the dark with your lighting project. Enlighten yourself with advice from these highly rated Chicago-area electricians.
Adams Electrical ServicesDorian Adams, ownerHyde Park
Kohring ElectricMike Kohring, ownerPalatine
Clar ElectricJamie Clar, presidentSchaumburg
What Types of Lighting Do You Offer?
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.
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Editor's note: This is an updated version of an article originally posted on Aug. 6, 2013.