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[Lowe's] Trenz Thin LED POT Light 4- Pack $48 - Ontario Only

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Can anyone recommend an installed for the Oakville/Milton area? Cheapest licensed electrician I’ve been able to find is $35 a pot light. I’m looking to get 30-40 done, I’ve already purchased 40 of these. Any recommendations are appreciated.
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bobcat99 wrote:
May 6th, 2018 3:53 pm
Who installs these for you guys?
Installed mine myself. 12 in the living room and 15 in the kitchen so far.

Will prob be putting in another 8 in the dining room as well.
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oo7ibm wrote:
May 6th, 2018 8:57 pm
Can anyone recommend an installed for the Oakville/Milton area? Cheapest licensed electrician I’ve been able to find is $35 a pot light. I’m looking to get 30-40 done, I’ve already purchased 40 of these. Any recommendations are appreciated.
That sounds too cheap .. others can chime in.
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I think I'm going to cave and buy some as backup in case some of my existing ones burn out. Installed the same type of pot lights but another brand. These look good though, not killer bright/harsh temp (600 lumens / 3000K)
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which dimmer pairs up nicely with these lights?
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amkorp wrote:
May 7th, 2018 12:35 am
Installed mine myself. 12 in the living room and 15 in the kitchen so far.

Will prob be putting in another 8 in the dining room as well.
How did your inspection go? My install is pretty straight forward but who knows what the inspection will turn up
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oo7ibm wrote:
May 6th, 2018 8:57 pm
Can anyone recommend an installed for the Oakville/Milton area? Cheapest licensed electrician I’ve been able to find is $35 a pot light. I’m looking to get 30-40 done, I’ve already purchased 40 of these. Any recommendations are appreciated.
Can you PM me the electrician contact? That sounds like a good price
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menmyself wrote:
May 7th, 2018 10:03 am
Can you PM me the electrician contact? That sounds like a good price
Wouldn't an electrician be different than someone who just does potlights.
I had an electrician come in and he made sound a lot more complicated than just a potlights installer.
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no as electrical is a compulsory trade there is no legal "pot light installer" also you can't just keep adding lights onto one circuit and hope for the best you have to actually figure out what's on that circuit and not overload it or it will trip on you. These are 3000k which are a garbage light color you should be looking at 4000k as 3000k is quite yellow. The ones at costco are garbage for another reason and that's the design, you're installer will hate you. $35 per potlight is pretty decent.
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Konowl wrote:
May 7th, 2018 9:44 am
How did your inspection go? My install is pretty straight forward but who knows what the inspection will turn up
It was painless. I have a dedicated circuit for lighting, so that falls under the known load rule and my load meets the max criteria for the 15 amp circuit so I was good. Inspector just made sure wires were going through joists and since it's a main floor/dry install had no issues with insulation contact or water ingress worries.

Are you running yours on a dedicated circuit or is it a mixed load circuit with other receptacles? Any insulation/wet location installs?
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bobcat99 wrote:
May 8th, 2018 10:52 am
Wouldn't an electrician be different than someone who just does potlights.
I had an electrician come in and he made sound a lot more complicated than just a potlights installer.
Perhaps I am misreading your post but there should not be a "potlight installer". The only 2 people that can legally install these in your home is you as the home owner, OR a licensed electrician. And that electrician either works for a licensed electrical contractor or has their own master's license.
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ghaldos wrote:
May 8th, 2018 11:30 am
no as electrical is a compulsory trade there is no legal "pot light installer" also you can't just keep adding lights onto one circuit and hope for the best you have to actually figure out what's on that circuit and not overload it or it will trip on you. These are 3000k which are a garbage light color you should be looking at 4000k as 3000k is quite yellow. The ones at costco are garbage for another reason and that's the design, you're installer will hate you. $35 per potlight is pretty decent.
You sir/madam have no knowledge about light colour temperature. 3000K is far from "quite yellow". I bet your house looks like a morgue with all of your 4000K lighting. Why stop at 4K why not get 6000K instead? I hear they make really good HID kits with slim ballasts you might be interested in for your bedroom. I hear it provides a very nice light output for reading before bed.

Have you even see what the 3000K lights looks like?
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Lol, colour temperature is all personal preference in the end.

I like 3K all around, wife likes 5K in the kitchen for ease of cleaning, cooking, visibility. To boot, we also have some 4K lights in bathrooms as well.
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ChicoQuente wrote:
May 8th, 2018 12:52 pm
Perhaps I am misreading your post but there should not be a "potlight installer". The only 2 people that can legally install these in your home is you as the home owner, OR a licensed electrician. And that electrician either works for a licensed electrical contractor or has their own master's license.
What I mean is a an electrician that quoted me was making this more complicated than a company, with an ESA number, that specializes in doing potlights.

For eg the electrician talks about "Cut a six inch wide, room long swath of drywall out to facilitate the installation of the new wiring and pot lights" This adds time and money to the job.
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The swath might be a needed step depending on what type of construction he's dealing with. Running wiring in the finished portions of a house can be a painful task.

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