We can get almost Anything
At Illuminations Lighting Design we have access to all of the premium light fixtures you can imagine, and some that you probably can’t imagine. From the tiniest pico-spotlights for art illumination to the grandest chandeliers, we cover all aspects of lighting. Have a look at our gallery!
This is where our broad experience with suppliers and techniques comes into play. We know all the innovative and reliable suppliers; we’ve installed or dealt with nearly everything they make; we know their products intimately. If you were to look inside our trucks, the panoply of replacement parts would absolutely amaze you.
And that’s the difference. We use the right part for each job. There are no parts that are “good enough” if they are not exactly the right parts for the task at hand.
When things go Wrong
Plumbers know not to combine copper and galvanized iron pipes. Two disparate metals meeting create dielectric currents which “rots” away one of the metals as ions. This causes leaks and other failures. Some things just do not go together.
For electricians, one of the worst examples is where someone, whether DIY’er or an ill-trained electrician, combines parts from copper and aluminum wiring systems. As most people know, there’s nothing intrinsically wrong with aluminum wiring, provided that is installed properly and professionally.
Each system has very specific requirements, however, ranging from clamping systems that won’t shear though the softer metals, or work their way loose because of thermal expansion/contraction (aluminum expands 38% more than copper when heated and has to be 56% larger in cross-section to carry the same load) or the effects of the infamous 60 Hz-rattle slowly loosening connections over many years. An outlet designed for aluminum is proof against these faults, when used with aluminum wiring, but a copper fixture is not (and vice-versa).
Experts Avoid Errors
Whatever errors are possible, we’ve seen them at some point. Naturally with all this experience, we can spot premature dielectric corrosion, or other faults, in the blink of an eye. And then we make it right. This isn’t aesthetics or energy saving in particular (though it actually is), but rather safety, pure and simple.
Poor connections inside fuse or breaker boxes, outlets, receptacles, and even ceiling lamps can cause a fire, inside the wall, where you can’t see it, or even smell it. And that’s the last thing you want to discover at 3 o’clock in the morning… So if something isn’t working perfectly, give us a call and let us look at it before it has a chance to become a serious threat.
Our friend, Harlan Martens, from Houston, wrote to say:
I appreciate the excellent work of your service crew. Both guys were great—here on time, understood the problem, had a good plan to address it, found the problem quickly, repaired it, and then checked to make sure everything was working properly.
Thank you kindly, Harlan. What you said was absolutely true! We don’t leave until we are convinced that everything is completely safe. Even on a multi-day job we make sure everything is safe and secure at the end of the workday. No one is going to get hurt on our watch!
They were also friendly and communicative.
The first thing is because we like you, and all our customers. You’re the reason we’re in business at all! And the second part is because we like to share our vision and keep you in the loop.
Let me also add that they were careful around my bushes and landscaping—to not break or trample anything—which I very much appreciate. Most service folks are not so considerate.
Well, we are, because that is exactly what we would demand of someone working for us! If we can’t deliver superior service, then we shouldn’t deliver any service at all. Your property gets the same respect with which we treat our own, and it will always be that way. And when we leave, everything will be tidy and clean.
One of the things we hear most often is the lament “I wish we had called you first!” Well, don’t worry—we’re here now—and we can make everything better. Most of our clients decide that ILD will be their electricians of choice henceforth. The only thing most people have to do is discover us the first time, and then they’re set for life!
We’re based in Houston, Texas, but in truth, ILD is the only “one-stop” destination for lighting design services, engineering, landscape lighting services, and installation in the whole state of Texas. And to top it off we are unrivaled by any lighting firm in the United States for lighting that is art.
Call the electrical experts you can trust at Illuminations Lighting Design. We would love to hear from you, so pick up the phone and give us a call at 713-863-1133 or toll free at 800-863-1184, so you can learn more before we begin your journey towards perfect lighting.