Did you know that 11% of the home energy budget in Canada is burned up for electric lighting? According to Wikipedia, energy usage over the lifespan of standard incandescent bulbs (which are now being phased out) cost 5-10 times the original purchase price of the bulb, while Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL light bulbs) use 1/5th to 1/3rd the electricity by comparison.
In their PDF, Natural Resources Canada indicates that CFL light bulbs are the cheapest source of lighting on the market today, even when the higher initial cost is factored into the equation. BC Hydro also offers various residential energy Rebates and Buybacks during certain times of the year.
Serving Abbotsford, Mission & The Fraser Valley
Along with rewiring upgrades and outdoor lighting and sensors, our electricians in Abbotsford at Premium Electric can help you with all kinds of home lighting upgrades including:
- Pantry and kithen lighting upgrades
- Bedroom and bathroom lighting upgrades
- Family, home theatre, and game room lignting
- Landscape and security lighting upgrades
- Lighting uprades for garage or storage shed
- Home office lighting upgrades
- Recessed and track lighting upgrades
- Lighting uprades for Cold Rooms (basement and root cellars)
Premium Electric services clients throughout the Fraser Valley including Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Langley, Maple Ridge, and Aldergrove. When you need home ighting upgrades, call Premium Electric at 604-308-6195and we will upgrade your home lighting quickly and cost-effectively.
Incentives Available for Commercial Lighting Upgrades
For many Canadian businesses, lghting can be the highest business energy cost – but it is also provides the greatest opportunity for realizing savings.
BC Hydro offers programs that can help cover up to 75% of your commercial lighting upgrades project. For more information about these energy incentives for businesses, visit BC Hydro’s Power Smart Programs and Incentives page.
There are two ways to improve your commercial energy efficiency:
- Replace existing lighting fixtures with more energy-efficient models, or…
- Replace the ballasts, controls, and lamps with more energy efficient components that are designed to save money and work together seamlessly.
Premium Electric would be pleased to provide you with a commercial lighting upgrade quote to either replace ballasts or replace commercial lighting fixtures. Our highly qualified and experienced electricians have nearly 4 decades of combined experience and will quickly and efficiently replace your commercial lighting fixtures, or retrofit your existing units.
Contact Premium Electric About Lighting Upgrades
Whether you need home lighting upgrades or commercial light fixtures replaced or upgraded, our electricians in Abbotsford will work closely with you to plan and implement a cost effective strategy that causes the least amount of disruption to your home or your business.
We will provide you with a lighting upgrade quote that adheres to all the necessary safety standards and current electrical codes.
To find out more about our Abbotsford electrical services, please call Mike Speakman or Tristan McAllan today at 604-308-6195, send us an email or fill out our Premium Electric online quote form.
We look forward to working with you on all your lighting upgrades.
Our Abbotsford electricians also offer professional electrical safety inspection services and 24-hour emergency electrical services for homes and businesses throughout the Fraser Valley.
Lighting Frequently Asked Questions
Can a dimmer switch be used with fluorescent lighting?
Yes, this is possible. There are dimmer switches and light fixtures that have been specially designed for use with fluorescent lights.
Why do my lights dim when I turn on my air conditioner?
There is no danger when your lights dim. When you turn on your air conditioner, its demand for electricity is very high so it may cause the voltage levels to drop, which in turn dims the lights.
Is it a fire hazard if my dimmer switch gets hot?
It is not unusual or unsafe for dimmer switches to heat up a little when they are turned to full capacity. It may only be a fire hazard if the wrong dimmer switch was installed and is unable to handle the wattage demands. If you suspect you have the wrong dimmer switch, be sure to contact our electricians in Abbotsford to address the problem.
What causes my lights to flicker?
There are a number of reasons why your lights may tend to flicker including:
- Loose or overloaded electrical wiring
- The light bulb may be faulty
- The circuit breaker may be worn
If you replace the light bulbs and your lights are still flickering, we recommend that you call our qualified electricians at 604-308-6195 to have the problem properly assessed and treated.