Recessed Lighting Installation

Lighting is essential to a beautiful home.  At TE Certified Electricians, we specialize in interior lighting.  We love installing recessed lights and chandeliers because the results of new lighting are immediate and our customers respond so positively. When it comes to recessed lighting, our company is the best in Atlanta. We have installed more than 5,000 recessed lights, and we install hundreds more every month. We offer a full range of lighting types, lighting design, and professional installation. All you have to do is choose the style. We will provide the lights, take care of the installation, and leave your home just as clean as before we arrived.

A. Absolutely! Many homes are built with the bare minimum and, in some rooms, no overhead lighting at all. We can help improve this by providing on-site lighting consultations that include help with layout, design, and lighting choices. We will show you what recessed lights will work best in your house and help you get the look you want.
A. No! TE Certified Electricians have the experience and special equipment to run the wires through your walls and ceilings with no messy drywall patching in most cases. Don’t let an unskilled electrician cut multiple holes in your ceiling or walls. 90% of the time, we can install recessed lighting with ZERO drywall damage. Even with difficult installations, the damage is minimal, and we ask before cutting holes! Our electricians carry specialized drills bits, “fishing tools”, and in-wall digital cameras (like you see in an operating room).
A.  We specialize in kitchens, bathrooms, sitting rooms, hallways, and anywhere else you need quality lighting.  The kitchen is the most used room in the home, and it should have the best lighting. So we recommend starting in the kitchen.  We also find that hallways and showers are often poorly lit and look great with recessed lighting. We have also installed recessed lights in soffits, porches, art nooks, stairwells, garages, theater rooms, offices, and playrooms.
A.  We carry 6″, 5″, 4″, and mini recessed lights. We also carry multiple types of recessed lighting trims in multiple colors. If you need a directional trim or a black baffle trim or even an MR-16 art lighting trim, we have it. We can also special order from thousands of different type of trims if you are looking for something special.
A.  IC rated recessed lights can be installed with the insulation in your ceiling without creating a fire hazard. These light housings are a little more expensive but save you energy and prevent fires.  Make sure your recessed light is IC rated.
A: Air tight rated recessed lights are sealed to prevent a draft in your ceilings. Recessed lights that are not air tight rated will reduce your home’s energy efficiency significantly and drain your wallet. Make sure your new lights are air tight rated.
A.  The trims are made of plastic, and over time the heat from the lamp causes the trims to yellow.  TE Certified Electricians only install full metal trims, so our installations look great for years to come. Most trims sold at the home improvement stores are plastic, so make sure your new trims are metal.
A. It depends on the size and type of recessed light that you choose,  quantity of lights, and the location. However, generally recessed lights in finish rooms run $109 – $249 per light.
A.  Absolutely! We have the right equipment for two story foyers, living rooms, and dining rooms.  It is a little tougher, but we install recessed lights in high ceilings all the time.
A. Yes, we can install a special “sloped” type recessed light that matches the angle of your ceiling and shines the light directly down towards the living area.
A.  Yes, we can remove the old light and box and install a recessed light using the same switching circuit and power.
A. The bulb in the recessed light is too large for the fixture. Recessed lights with shower trims require lower wattage light bulbs to prevent overheating. When fixture gets too hot, it shuts off automatically.  Of course, low wattage light bulbs are not very bright. Replace the light bulb with an LED type light bulb to fix this problem.
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How We’re Qualified

There are a lot of electric companies in Atlanta wanting your attention, especially when you have the least amount of time imaginable! So our promise is simple: If you see an electrician in our uniform, he’ll be both state-licensed and TE-Certified. TE Certified techs are specialists. They are also W-2 employees of our company which means they answer to us for every minute they’re in the field, at your home, and working on your equipment. And believe it or not, we probably require better work performance than even our customers!

Our technicians complete many hours of extensive in-house training, and pass written exams, code testing, and hands-on skill assessments. But their training doesn’t stop there. Mandatory weekly training sessions keep them up-to-date on the latest in electrician trends; the newest innovations; and the city, state and federal electrical guidelines.

While there may be several ways to handle your electrical needs are “OK,” we follow an extensive set of “best practices” that we are constantly sharpening so you know you’re getting the best quality workmanship in Atlanta.


We Drive Fully-Stocked Service Vans

te-repair-van-380x188We send out our electricians “Ready to Work.” Even if your appointment is just an estimate, if you’re confident with our company (and we’re sure you will be!), you can decide to go ahead and complete the work right then. Since electrical is our business, our service vans carry the latest in technology and diagnostic devices, the best time-tested tools and equipment of our trade, and the electrical repair parts we use all of the time. We restock daily to make sure the one showing up in front of your house is fully-equipped to meet your project head-on. Even if you decide on a major installation, our technicians have everything they need to get the work started. Regardless of your project, we show up ready to get the job done.