Putting “Pro” in the word “Professional.”
Having your Uncle Jim “who knows all about electricity” come in to install an additional outlet above the bathroom sink for your hairdryer seldom results in someone dying. Thank goodness! But you know what? Unless Uncle Jim is a certified electrician, it is still a terrible idea. It’s almost impossible to disagree with the idea that even one injury is too many.
When facing any electrical work, one must also face all the potential hazards of such work. It includes risks to personal safety, that of your family or guests, as well as your house, and all the treasures you have spent a lifetime collecting.
There is probably only that single picture of Uncle Jim getting off of the ship in 1945 when he came home from the 2nd World War. There is only one original Matisse oil painting hanging over your fireplace. And no one in the world has your precise collection of coins, stamps, ancient weapons, hunting trophies, or leather-bound first edition books.
All of that is worth protecting—or more specifically—none of it is worth risking! Modern homes often feature architecture that makes even the most straightforward work on electrical panels and wiring more complicated than you would expect. Trying to DIY (Do-it-yourself) on an electrical issue, or during remodeling, can result in spectacular and unforeseen damage to the structure of your home.
That is entirely aside from the danger of electrocution or fire if you overlook one seemingly trivial detail. Illuminations Lighting Design has developed a systematic approach to electrical work that encompasses diagnostics and troubleshooting for identifying fundamental problems, but also brings increased comfort, safety, and higher resale value to your home!
People throughout Texas, and particularly in the greater Houston area, come to us whenever they need electrical work that revolves around new lighting fixtures and schemes. They know we have access to the correct components that are precisely suited to your installation.
We are not “make-do” artists who jury-rig solutions to get out of a difficult situation. We always use precisely the right part for the job so that it is 100% safe.
As a vendor of lights and lighting equipment of all kinds, we can supply everything needed for your project. As professional and certified electricians, we can handle the wiring requirements of your electrical work. The thing our customers like most about us is that we can help you acquire virtually any device—no matter how esoteric—that is required to illuminate your home, garden, or patio.
This is important not only for bringing your dreams to fruition but for understanding the loading and requirements for that equipment. We engage in skills-upgrading every year so that we’re always at the top of our game. Integrating unusual or specialty lighting fixtures into ceilings, patios, walls, and outdoor lighting could be problematic—especially if some elder electrician has decided that they “already know everything” and never bothers to upgrade skills. We stay up-to-date.
We’re Professional Designers
Do you want to add chandeliers or a chandelier lift to your décor? Our design experts will provide suggestions to get the most out of your upgrade, giving you both class and flash. You can impress your guests in the public rooms, or simply pamper yourself with art nouveau lighting in your bathroom!
It doesn’t matter if your tastes run to the opulent or the spartan because we can do it all. More importantly, however, it is always professional work in full compliance with electrical safety regulations, and always of superb quality workmanship.
Looking to sell?
Homeowners should consider contracting basic electrical upgrade work before listing the house on the market. Why? Having some dubious-looking wiring could easily kill a potential sale. Also, most insurers will not cover a house with old-fashioned Knob and Tube (K&T) wiring, which could also kill a sale. If people can’t obtain house insurance, they won’t even put in an offer.
On the more positive side, installing Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI, or sometimes GFI) is a marked advantage for Sellers because it is an easy-to-see upgrade for Buyers. It gives them a sense of safety and increases their confidence that your home is a good place to live.
If you are serious about electrical work that brings you the highest return on investment, then consider adding a tankless water heater to save on electricity costs. And after the power interruptions that we have experienced recently, adding a generator and emergency lighting system to the property will make your buyers scramble to sign the contract.
Best of all, ILD can include the electrical inspection report for any home resale. We truly are a one-source solution shop for home sellers throughout Texas.
Just moved in?
The room and you have designated as your home theater is still sitting bare. Now is the time to call Illuminations Lighting Design for any electrical work about home entertainment. We can install your cable TV wiring at affordable rates and eliminate the hassles people often encounter when they deal directly with cable TV providers.
If you maintain a landline for your telephone and need a few more outlets (but don’t want to pay Phone Company prices), call us instead. Our team of lighting and electrical specialists can work on phone lines as easily as any other wiring; and unlike the Phone Company, we will time our visit to accommodate your schedule and your convenience—something big phone companies often cannot do for you.
Electrical work will never be easier than it will be on the day you call Illuminations Lighting and Design to handle your next project and eliminate the and headaches of unforeseen dangers and damages that can easily result without professional certification and experience.
It is better, faster, and less expensive to do the job right the first time. That’s why you’ll want to talk to our experts here at Illuminations Lighting Design.
We at ILD are delighted to be located in beautiful Houston, Texas, and while we provide service over quite a wide area, we always love to hear from River Oaks, Memorial, West University, Bellaire, Southside, Heights, and Royal Oaks, or whichever part of town you call home… But don’t forget that we provide expert Electrical Contracting in Austin, Beaumont, College Station, Dallas, El Paso, San Antonio, and Midland as well.
We are experienced, licensed electricians, not some fly-by-night outfit that wants to turn a quick buck at your expense. There are so many ways do a job incorrectly, so we urge you to call us, because…
We’ll do it right!
Give us a call today at 713-863-1133 and say “Howdy”! Take a moment to schedule a design consultation or visit us on Facebook to learn more about our lighting and electrical services. We’d love to hear from you!