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Here are some of the products we use or some that might be of interest to you for your project.
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Do you have a ceiling fan that is too high in the ceiling to reach the chain to change speeds or is their only one switch that controls the ceiling fan/light combo and it is always a hassle to get the light and fan switch chains just right to have it operate as you request? There is a solution to this problem! With the Hunter Ceiling Fan & Light Remote Control switch (model #27185), it can be installed on almost any ceiling fan and you use a remote control to do the switching for you. There is a receiver that is mounted in the fan's canopy and a transmitter that is mounted with a bracket to the switch plate on the wall. The remote control can be carried anywhere in the room and hung back on the bracket for storage when not in use.This manufacturer is the only one we have seen that uses this type of bracket system and it is much cleaner and easier to use than the other ones.
Not just a simple nightlight, this attractive hallway light with bottom outlet mounts in a standard single gang box with an LED light. The P&S Trademaster Decorator Nightlight with one outlet adds an extra measure of safety and security to walkways, hallways, stairwells and children's bedrooms. The built-in sensor automatically turns the light ON in the dark. The Trademaster Hallway Light features an energy-efficient 1/4 watt LED that, on average, lasts more than 40 years. The hallway light also features an impact resistant face and body that installs quickly with side or back wire and mounts in a standard single gang box. Or a full Trademaster Decorator Nightlight that blends in, instead of standing out.
Lutron Ariandi Dimmers are the primary dimmers that we use. They are an attractive switch and easy to use, also featuring true 3-way dimming and up to 1000 watt capacity and fit in a standard switch plate. There are fan speed controls available, too.
An option for bathrooms where we install a light in the shower bay or toilet rooms that use an exhaust fan, we are using a Broan #744 exhaust fan/recess trim combination. In this way, we can delete one opening in the ceiling and we can put the exhaust fan right where it needs to be to more efficiently exhaust water vapor out of the room. Or another option for a toilet room exhaust fan/light combination can be found at AirZone's web site. They have the traditional exhaust fan/100 watt lamp grill type or ones that look like normal light fixtures.
We use Pass and Seymour / LeGrand as our primary device brand, though, we can get others if you desire. With P & S devices and plates, the devices have the best retaining quality for attaching conductors and the plates are slightly over-sized, non-breakable and have a matte finish that blends into the wall versus glossy ones that stick out against a wall.
We use Square D panels and disconnects. I have found that they are the fastest and safest at interrupting current to save the customer from electrical shock. Primarily, I use the HomeLine version of Square D panels for cost savings, though the QO version may be slightly better. I will use other brands in some applications only if we are adding to existing service equipment in a property that already has another brand.
For our recessed cans and steplighting
we use Lithonia Lighting products. The recessed cans are very sturdy and versatile in their installation. There are no adjustments for the lamps, as with other brands, so all the trims and lamps look perfectly uniform with each other. The recessed trims are of a type that are all enclosed, where as other brands you can see the can housing if you look up into the trim area. When the steplights are installed, they are sturdy and designed not to shift. With all recessed and steplight manufacturers, you are limited on color selection but we have had the trims painted to match the decor of homes before.
We have found that Nora Lighting recessed trims are very pleasant to look at and hug the ceiling very well. There are also a few more different styles than the Lithonia recess can that we use. We have decided to use Nora Lighting trims in conjunction with Lithonia cans in most applications. There are no adjustments for the lamps, as with other brands, so all the trims and lamps look perfectly uniform with each other. The recessed trims are of a type that are all enclosed, where as other brands you can see the can housing if you look up into the trim area.
We use Kidde Smoke Detectors. They are easy to service for the homeowner and we have not had problems with them after we have installed them. With the new carbon monoxide detector code that has been instituted since January 2007, we have decided to install a combo smoke/co detector by the bedrooms and one on the mechanical area level. The state building code requires one by the bedrooms only. Click here for the manual for the smoke detector we use.
For our device and lighting outlet boxes we use Allied. They are very durable and have the strength to hold your fixtures to the ceiling. When the sheetrockers install the drywall, they retain their shape unlike the plastic boxes that warp under the pressure of the drywall. We also use Allied for our keyless and pullchain lampholders. They have a greater longevity than the porcelain type that may crack and break if abused or installed too tightly.
For our bath exhaust fans we use AirZone V-Series. It is a quiet exhaust fan with many quality features, such as energy efficiency, rust-proof, thermal fuse protection and more. There is also a wider array of models to choose from than our standard installation, cfm rating, sone level, exhaust fan/light combinations and heating elements.