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Need to change some lighting stuffs for the house. Any good electrician to recommend?

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I am not sure what is the market rate, I asked one that I found from Gumtree.

 

they came to take out the 3 old ceiling lights and install the new ones I bought. $40 each light for their service.

 

but I won't recommend the one I engaged [laugh] they are not that bad but probably 80% of my expectations [sweatdrop]

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Wah $40 for each ceiling lights changed seems rather expensive. However good guideline bro @Jman888

I am not sure what is the market rate, I asked one that I found from Gumtree.

they came to take out the 3 old ceiling lights and install the new ones I bought. $40 each light for their service.

but I won't recommend the one I engaged [laugh] they are not that bad but probably 80% of my expectations [sweatdrop]

 

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Look for Ah Peng.

He works for an electrician wiring company. He did my lighting points wiring for my flat. They may provide bulb changing services. His mobile is :- ‭+65 9653 3308‬

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Will give Peng a call. Thanks. [thumbsup]

Look for Ah Peng.
He works for an electrician wiring company. He did my lighting points wiring for my flat. They may provide bulb changing services. His mobile is :- ‭+65 9653 3308‬

 

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Yes, best to find all these workers that do freelance outside working hours. 

 

What exactly do you need to do ? 

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By right, you should engage one with licence. This is to ensure the installation is properly done for safety.

 

https://www.ema.gov.sg/Electricity_Search_for_Licensed_Workers.aspx

 

By left, simple work can engage someone who really have enough experience. use the correct cable size, connect properly with good insulation, protected with the right mccb rating, wiring done with good mechanical protection.

 

Do be careful. [;)]

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Change the existing T5 bulbs in my cove light to LED T5 bulbs.

What exactly do you need to do ? 

 

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Change the existing T5 bulbs in my cove light to LED T5 bulbs.

Let me know how much they charge you. Am also thinking to do the same. Also cove ceiling lights
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Change the existing T5 bulbs in my cove light to LED T5 bulbs.

 

Your home high ceiling? Need long ladder?

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Need to change some lighting stuffs for the house. Any good electrician to recommend?

Hi Bro,

 

You can give this guys a call for a Quote -->

 

Ahmad 96948309

 

Sam 83168324

 

Rex 86301299

 

Ricky 97369196

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Standard 5 room HDB flat

Your home high ceiling? Need long ladder?

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If its just swapping bulbs to LED. Should be easy. Cove lights u just pull out as it's just on a clip..

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If its just swapping bulbs to LED. Should be easy. Cove lights u just pull out as it's just on a clip..

I tried DIY, and some LED lights didn't light up. Also the terminal points are slightly different. So, for me getting an electrical expert to come in to take a look at my current setup will be the best option

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that was mine concern too, I bought some LED ceiling light from JB and thought of changing myself, open the cover and give up [laugh]

 

pay $40 each for them to dismantle and install with some drilling, etc. At least I dun get killed [sweatdrop][laugh]

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By right, you should engage one with licence. This is to ensure the installation is properly done for safety.

 

https://www.ema.gov.sg/Electricity_Search_for_Licensed_Workers.aspx

 

By left, simple work can engage someone who really have enough experience. use the correct cable size, connect properly with good insulation, protected with the right mccb rating, wiring done with good mechanical protection.

 

Do be careful. [;)]

Yeah, but it'll cost an arm and 2 legs!

 

Change the existing T5 bulbs in my cove light to LED T5 bulbs.

Should be plug and play. Look at yourT5 lamp fitting. If its 2 hole power socket, just get back 2 hole ones

 

If its just swapping bulbs to LED. Should be easy. Cove lights u just pull out as it's just on a clip..

LED T5 usually is whole fitting, not tube

 

that was mine concern too, I bought some LED ceiling light from JB and thought of changing myself, open the cover and give up [laugh]

 

pay $40 each for them to dismantle and install with some drilling, etc. At least I dun get killed [sweatdrop][laugh]

Actually is simple enough to DIY. Of cos I'm slightly exposed to the industry... Haha

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Yeah, but it'll cost an arm and 2 legs!

 

Simple wrong connection of the cables can cause danger when replacing blubs even with the light switch in off position. so it good to play it safe. 

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If it's fluorescent whether it's the round tube or the long tube the setup is different of that from the LED.  The fluorescent uses a ballast and starter while the LED uses a driver. So you need to remove the ballast and starter setup and replace it with a driver setup. Yeah. You will need someone qualified to do it if you dunno how.

 

If you are using the E127 lightbulb (screw type) it's quite straight forward and only requires a direct led bulb replacement.

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that was mine concern too, I bought some LED ceiling light from JB and thought of changing myself, open the cover and give up [laugh]

 

pay $40 each for them to dismantle and install with some drilling, etc. At least I dun get killed [sweatdrop][laugh]

If the screw holes are the same then it's easy if not then got to screw new holes either on ceiling or in light, a lot more work. I bought once Samsung magnetic type just use magnet to attach to existing light frame, no screws.

 

Wiring should be nothing special. LED should come with own driver, and don't connect to ballast for florescent light.

 

You did the right thing, if not sure then get help.

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Problem with this industry or A/C, plumbing etc... Many carry huge knives. And dishonest.

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Wah $40 for each ceiling lights changed seems rather expensive. However good guideline bro @Jman888

recently i changed lights for my home, $40 for first light subsequent lights are only $9

 

changed total 10 lights... so it shouldn’t be $40 for each

 

but the electrician i wouldn’t recommend, young malaysians with shoddy workmanship engaged by light company i bought from

 

 

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Yeah, but it'll cost an arm and 2 legs!

 

 

Should be plug and play. Look at yourT5 lamp fitting. If its 2 hole power socket, just get back 2 hole ones

 

 

LED T5 usually is whole fitting, not tube

 

 

Actually is simple enough to DIY. Of cos I'm slightly exposed to the industry... Haha

Different socket. Tried to change on my own and short circuited one T5 bulb.
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Problem with this industry or A/C, plumbing etc... Many carry huge knives. And dishonest.

 

The thing is many ppl dunno how to contact the handyman in their neighbourhood. If you live in Clementi and contact some electrician from Bedok of course the trip itself is going to cost you. If he's just from your neighbourhood whereby he can just walk to your unit the trip will not cost so much.

 

All they have to do is call their neighbourhood town council and ask for an electrician contact in your nearby area. Ask for a few. Make phone calls and ask for a quote. Of course if he needs to make the trip down to look at the layout before giving you the quote. Don't expect per trip is free.

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The thing is many ppl dunno how to contact the handyman in their neighbourhood. If you live in Clementi and contact some electrician from Bedok of course the trip itself is going to cost you. If he's just from your neighbourhood whereby he can just walk to your unit the trip will not cost so much.

 

All they have to do is call their neighbourhood town council and ask for an electrician contact in your nearby area. Ask for a few. Make phone calls and ask for a quote. Of course if he needs to make the trip down to look at the layout before giving you the quote. Don't expect per trip is free.

Yup. On some TCs websites, the cost of work done for common jobs are even published.

 

But prices only applicable to HDB flats hor, stay condo or landed must expect Silver and Gold member prices :D

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Right now the electrician is at my place replacing the T5 LED bulbs for me. Very polite and good workmanship. Oh, charges is also very good. Thanks to @Othello for introducing.

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