847-832-0700 1946-D Lehigh Ave
Glenview, IL 60026

Eco-Friendly Lighting

Our electrician in Glenview is the best choice for eco-friendly lighting installation. We have a range of products to help make your home a green one.

Eco-Friendly Lighting History

The lighting industry has changed drastically in the last twenty years. We went from incandescent and fluorescent lighting to halogen and CFL and then to LED lighting. The halogen and incandescent lighting were big consumers of electricity. CFL was a great improvement in electricity consumption but they were clunky, hard to dim and had bad color.

Nowadays most homes are a combination of incandescent, some old fluorescent and LED lighting. LED lights to consume between 10 and 20% of what the equivalent incandescent light bulb would. The LED bulbs have become the mainstay of the electrical world. Ten years ago, they were unreliable and made mostly by unreliable manufacturers. Today all the major light bulb suppliers are making excellent LED products. Below is a list of different LED lighting products that can be purchased and installed today.

LED Equivalent Light Bulbs

LED equivalent light bulbs are very energy efficient and reliable now. The color that most people are used to growing up with 2700 Kelvin is available in almost all LED light bulbs. I recommend a known manufacturer as opposed to a cheaper off-brand. Most LED light bulbs now can be registered for a warranty replacement if they burn out. They make all different styles of LED bulbs now.

  • Standard A lamp bulbs (the 40, 60, 75, 100 watt bulbs you’re used to)
  • Flame tip chandelier bulbs
  • Flood light bulbs
  • MR16 halogen replacement bulbs
  • Small bi pin halogen replacement bulbs

LED Retrofit Recessed Can Trims

Most manufacturers of recessed cans make a retrofit trim. You can take out the light bulb and screw the retrofit trim into the recessed can socket. The trims are solid across the bottom so dust cannot get inside the recessed can.

LED Strip lighting

LED strip lighting is everywhere now. Under cabinet lighting, in cabinet lighting, in bookcase lighting, cove lighting, under stair tread lighting, in-floor and in-ground lighting. Basically, anywhere you can fit an LED strip they are being installed. Our electrician in Glenview would caution people to use a name brand manufacturer and hire professionals to properly install them. Improper installation can lead to a shorter life. It’s good practice to install the driver which needs to be located remotely from the strip somewhere it can be easily accessed. Someday your lights will need to be replaced. We do not recommend in-ground LED or any other style in-ground lighting in the Chicagoland area or any area that is covered with snow much of the year. The gaskets on those fixtures will eventually give way letting moisture enter the fixture and ruining them.

LED Puck Lights

LED puck lights are usually used as under cabinet lighting. Everything that our electrician in Glenview explained about LED strip lighting is the same for puck lights. The light needs to be a brand name, properly installed and with the driver accessible. Many manufacturers make replacement LED puck lights that are the same size as their old halogen puck lights. This makes for an easy replacement of the puck light fixtures, the transformer or driver.

LED Under Cabinet Lighting

LED under cabinet lighting looks like old fluorescent and halogen light fixtures but the LED driver and LEDs are installed at the factory. Some manufacturers like Juno lighting make them the exact same size as the older fluorescent and halogen fixtures so it’s an easy change out.

NOTE: If you have dimmers that are controlling existing incandescent or halogen lighting you will need to make sure that the dimmer you have is compatible with the LED load you are installing. If an improper dimmer is installed it can damage the driver, LEDs or dimmer itself.

We are serving throughout the Chicago area and along the North Shore, including Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Kenilworth, Lake Forest, Northbrook, Northfield, Wilmette and Winnetka.

Our Clients Reviews

Excellent! Called very promptly, set appointment for next day, showed up on time, very polite/professional, confident, and patient/friendly to my 3-yr old son. He made the work look easy in one visit when a prior electrician made it sound like the projects were complicated and required a 2nd visit.

Great job-Reliable, clean, nice people too.

They do really excellent work.

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