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Chandelier Installation

When it comes to giving your home that wow factor, chandeliers are hard to beat. Plenty of homeowners dream of having them installed in their residences. It’s obvious why: chandeliers are stunning, exquisite elements that draw a person’s attention the moment they enter a room. However, while residents can fit certain lighting modifications with minimal DIY abilities, a chandelier installation in your Calgary residence is usually a project best left for professional electricians like the ones at Platinum Electrical Services Inc.

The licensed electricians at Platinum Electrical Services Inc. are familiar with the difficulties that come with installing a chandelier. They are thoroughly trained to reach ceilings and traverse to difficult points of suspension. We offer chandelier installation, repair, removal, and the following:

  • Bulb Replacement
  • Replace Burned Out Sockets
  • Rewiring Chandeliers and Fixtures
  • Extending Chains & Wires
  • Certifying Imported Chandeliers
  • Fixture Cleaning
  • Broken Crystal Arms or Crystal Replacement
Chandelier Installed At The Center Of A Room Right Above A Round Table
Three Chandeliers Installed In Ceiling Of A Living Area


Should You Take on Chandelier Installation by Yourself?

You might be able to conduct chandelier installation by yourself if you are a homeowner who has electrical work expertise. Some chandeliers are smaller than others, making them more manageable. It is still crucial to be cautious in these situations. Installing a chandelier can be dangerous as it involves handling electrical fixtures and wiring from a tall height. The dangers of slipping, breaking the chandelier, or suffering an electrical shock are genuine, so you should consider hiring a licensed electrician to handle this task.


Why You Should Consider Hiring a Licensed Electrician to Install Your Chandelier

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There are many reasons to employ a professional electrician to install a chandelier, even if you have some electrical experience. Electricians have access to a wide variety of resources that you may not have, including good ladders and wiring apparatus, as well as supports and lifts to accommodate large fixtures. Electricians also have the advantage of having more hands-on deck, as installing a chandelier is a difficult task to complete alone.

The most crucial thing to remember is that electricians are experts. While you may have dabbled in electrical work, electricians have made this their life’s work. Any professional electrician has probably installed scores of chandeliers throughout the years, so you can trust them to do excellent work.


When Exactly Do You Call in the Experts?

If you want to hang a chandelier in a room that has yet to be wired, you should hire an electrician. The demand for additional wiring elevates the endeavour from a complicated assembly to a highly hazardous project to anyone who isn’t a qualified tradesman. This is also true if you wish to change a chandelier in a location where the wiring is outdated. If the job necessitates any wirework, it’s safe to say that you must not do it yourself; instead, hire a pro.

Always Hire a Professional

No matter urgent any electrical repairs seem, it’s never okay to attempt to handle them on your own. Trying to take care of electrical problems without professional training is extremely dangerous. If you or someone else aren’t hurt during your attempt, there’s still a chance that you’ve left something undone that poses a huge risk to you, your home, or your family. In fact, faulty electrical wiring is the number one cause of house fires in Canada, according to the National Fire Protection Agency. So in order to make sure that your home is safe, always rely on a professional for any electrical services.

When searching for a reliable electrician, call us at (587) 896-3351. We specialize in electrical repairs, indoor and outdoor lighting installations, panel upgrades, and even hot tub wiring!

Chandelier Installation - FAQ's

According to Good Housekeeping, these are their top 10 online lighting choices: Walmart, Wayfair, lumens, lamps plus, The Home Depot, Ikea, West Elm, Joss & Main, Ylighting, CB2. From our experience, it would be beneficial to visit a lighting specialist within your area if you are looking for more robust lighting options.

You can hang a chandelier from an 8-foot ceiling. However, depending on the length of the chandelier it may become a hazard due to it hanging extremely low. Because of this it would not be advised to have any low hanging fixture from an 8-foot ceiling.

For an electrician to install a chandelier it can range typically $600- $900. This cost is when you factor in labor, and scaffolding to reach the higher ceiling heights normally found in chandelier installations.

You should make sure the power to the box is turned off. After it is safe take the black wire (hot) and connect to the black wire on the chandelier, take the white wire (neutral) and connect it to the white wire on the chandelier. Finally make sure to connect the ground wires together. This wire is either bare copper, green or green/yellow.

The installation of a chandelier can vary depending on the complexity of the situation. Pendant style lights usually range from $150 – $250 depending on the size and whether they require extra assembly and reinforcement of the electrical box. Chandeliers tend to be on the pricier side for installing $600 – $900 because they often require scaffolding to reach the higher ceilings.

Chandelier installations depending on the weight of the fixture may require the electrical box to be reinforced to support the weight. Another thing to consider is the height of the ceiling. Most chandeliers are hung in the main entrance of a home over 20 feet high and require scaffolding to install them safely.

You should make sure the power to the box is turned off. After it is safe take the black wire (hot) and connect to the black wire on the chandelier, take the white wire (neutral) and connect it to the white wire on the chandelier. Finally make sure to connect the ground wires together. This wire is either bare copper, green or green/yellow.

Home depot does not install chandeliers. They will outsource your request to someone else.

The challenging factors for chandelier installations come in the assembly of complex chandeliers that have multiple pieces used to create a specific design. Another challenge you may face in the installation is erecting the scaffolding used to reach the higher than normal ceiling heights. Another common challenge faced is some chandeliers can be very heavy and require multiple people to install them safely. Heavier chandeliers also need to be reinforced to ensure the pure weight does not rip the box out of the ceiling.

A simple light fixture can range from $150 – $300 dollars to install depending on if there is power or not.

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