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Choosing The Right LED Lighting Electrician

Choosing The Right LED Lighting Electrician

Light-emitting diode (LED) systems are all the rage in Calgary these days, especially in light of the country’s turn towards greener energy solutions. Compared to traditional incandescent light bulbs, LEDs consume up to 80% less energy while potentially emitting even more light. 

The promise of lower long-term operating costs and minimal environmental impact makes a LED installation or retrofit one of the best things to do for your home or business right now. While the process is generally smooth and non-disruptive, it should still be reserved for a trained electrician. A professional can ensure that your new LED systems adhere to national electrical and local building codes. 

FM Lighting and Electrical could be the partner you need for your Calgary LED installation or retrofit. Whether you own a business or a home, our LED specialists and electricians have the expertise and experience to swap your fluorescent lighting with the latest, high-performing LED systems. Book a consultation with our Calgary electricians today.

Finding An Electrician For Your Calgary LED Installation Or Retrofit

With the LED business booming in Calgary, your selection of LED electricians is larger than ever. 

However, you are unlikely to get the best deal for the job by calling up the first electrician you see in your Internet search. 

Like doctors, electricians can be both generalists and specialists. Some electricians may only work for residential properties. Some may specialize in exterior lighting like garden lighting and signage while others have an in-depth knowledge of indoor grow lights. 

Make sure to hire an electrician who can meet your specific LED lighting needs.

Your Calgary Electrician Checklist 

Other than making sure your electrician is well-suited to do your custom job, you may want to confirm they possess the following qualifications:

A license: While most electricians you will meet are licensed, you can still verify their certifications at any given time. You can most likely confirm your electrician’s license at your municipal office. 

Insurance: No electrician can guarantee you a perfect job 100% of the time. This is where insurance companies come in. In the event of a mistake, insurance can cover costs you would otherwise have to pay out of your pocket. Make sure your electrician has valid insurance cover. 

Knowledgeable: Just because your electrician has all the certifications does not mean they are the perfect candidate for your specific job. Can they recommend LED solutions for your needs right off the bat, or do they seem unsure? Can they describe the pros and cons of LED systems for indoor plant growing? 

History of excellence: Do not take your electrician’s word for it! Ask them to provide you with a list of references. Check their reviews online. 

Value for money: Electricians charge various rates, so researching the market cost of your LED lighting job is good practice. Shortlist electricians you think could be a good fit and ask them for a quote. 

Some electricians may also offer warranty packages, so make sure to take that into account as well!  

Why Choosing The Right LED Electrician Is Important 

Learn as much as you can about your electrician before hiring them to do your LED installation or retrofit. While most licensed electricians can work with LED systems, make sure your electrician is fully confident in their ability to meet your specific lighting needs. The perfect electrician for your job will deliver stellar results without having you break the bank. 

Regardless of the electrician you end up choosing, it is generally advised to never work on your LED system yourself. You could be unknowingly infringing national electrical and local building codes and be liable for fines. Improper installation could even lead to fires. 

Are you looking for an LED lighting specialist or electrician in Calgary who combines top-notch qualifications, extensive experience, and excellent value for money? Look no further than FM Lighting and Electrical. With over 25 years of experience, FM Lighting and Electrical has been a trusted authority in everything lighting-related for both commercial and residential clients. Call 403-863-8529 or fill out the online contact form to book a complimentary consultation for your LED installation or retrofit. 


Q: What are the advantages of using LED lighting?
A: The main advantages of LEDs over incandescent light bulbs include longer lifespan and lower power consumption. Over time, LEDs tend to be the more economic and environmentally friendly option of the two. 

Q: What are the drawbacks of LED lighting?
A: The initial cost of LED lights is generally higher than that of incandescent lights. Though LED lights are more cost-efficient in the long run, incandescent lights may be less expensive for short-term lighting solutions. 

Q: Do I need to change my electrical outlets If I want to retrofit my grow lights with LED?
A:  No. Most LED grow lights are compatible with regular electrical outlets.

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