Safety, Efficiency, Economy
Illuminations Lighting Design is (and has been) the first choice of folks all over Texas, and that’s because our clients know they can trust us to do the job properly. We have real electrical engineers, fully trained and certified, to work on your project. And when they’re not out on the job, they study, attend additional training, and stay up to date on changes to the electrical code, and new technologies for our industry.
Our Electrical Apprentices must attend a four-year course at the Independent Electrical Contractors School before they can even take the exam to become Journeymen/women Electricians. And even then the training goes on…it is a commitment to a lifetime of learning when you’re responsible for peoples’ very lives!
Why is that important?
Do you know what happens when you install a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) in your hot tub backward? Nothing! Literally nothing… When the polarity of a circuit is incorrect, the GFIC may simply disconnect the Neutral (grounded conductor) instead of the Hot Wire (powered conductor) meaning that there is still current in the circuit. That’s the last thing you want (or could be if it happens to you!)
The same thing happens with your toaster when your waffle gets stuck. If the circuit is correctly wired and the toaster isn’t “on” it should be safe (although foolish) to go poking around in there with a knife. If that circuit is reversed, the toaster is still fully powered, just waiting for some victim to provide a ground and die (so listen to what your Mom said and never do that anyway!)
We can’t overemphasize safety
Wiring a modern home takes careful consideration and planning. Routing wires through any home require a minimal number of penetrations through intervening walls, cavities, and structures. Our Residential Contractors understand architecture, and where things can go without damage or danger.
Nowadays, there is often a need to make accommodations for hardwired data lines, broadcast routers, and RF Wi-Fi repeaters. If something is too resistant to radio signals, we can arrange for data routing that travels along your electrical wires, so no part of your home is out of reach!
And, with what we’ve learned over that last few years, most homes (especially along the Gulf Coast) are sporting a nice shiny Natural Gas powered generator. We’ll be happy to assess your system or recommend one if you are still doing without. You may have a gasoline or diesel powered generator for emergencies, and that’s great, but your local gas station needs electrical power to pump fuel out of those underground tanks, and they might be hard to come by during an outage.
We can install an NG Powered Backup System that runs on fuel that keeps coming during a power outage. We can even automate it so that when your power fails, it waits for whatever time you set, and if the power isn’t restored, it disconnects your house from the grid and starts up on its own. It then monitors the grid until power is restored. It then shuts itself down and reconnects your house to the mains.
The complexity of homes has increased, too. There are so many new electrical options to add to the capabilities. Do you have a Home Theater yet? Do you want one? We can do that.
Do you want your curtains to open and close based on light-levels outside? Do you want the color of your bulbs to evolve over the course of the day to keep it consistent when that outdoor light changes?
All of that falls under the heading of Home Automation and includes Heating & Air Conditioning, Alarm Systems, and Security Camera controls. The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to continue to present new options. We can help you integrate the new possibilities into your home.
Illuminations Lighting Design is an independent residential electrical contractor servicing the Houston area and numerous surrounding municipalities in the Texas Gulf Coast region. From new home wiring, service changes, and remodeling—to basic troubleshooting of electrical problems—ILD can handle all of your electrical contracting needs from start to finish.
See what’s possible!
For almost 40 years, Illuminations Lighting Design has built and nurtured a reputation for unparalleled performance, reasonable rates, and fast, friendly service. Our Master Electrician oversees more than 30 Licensed Electricians and ensures that all work conforms to the National Electrical Code and all local codes.
Simply put, our staff is ILD’s greatest asset. We excel because we retain such a highly skilled workforce of craftsmen and mechanics who enjoy what they do. Working carefully and efficiently, they will treat your home with respect while ensuring the job gets done right.
Our greatest pleasure comes from helping you solve your most baffling problems and making things work the way you need or want them to. There are so many ways do a job incorrectly, so we urge you to call us, because…
We’ll do it right!
Illuminations Lighting Design is 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 Residential Electrical Services in Austin, Beaumont, College Station, Dallas, El Paso, San Antonio, and Midland as well.
Call us today at 713-863-1133 and experience peace of mind and excellent service as we help you reach your dreams and keep your family safe. 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!