Condo Upgrades

Robson St. Condo Renovation and Lighting Upgrade

Robson St. Vancouver Condo Renovation & Lighting Upgrade

Here the lighting were upgraded to complement the look, the style, the feel and the colour scheme of the Vancouver condo.

Most Vancouver condo are turned over with only a few lighting fixtures or even just light points where you can install or connect your own light fixtures. The right use of lighting can literally transform a living space, resulting in greater functionality of  a room, drawing attention to desired areas and making a room feel larger. The proper change in lighting can help you accomplish your design goals. Choosing light fixtures that match a fashion-forward look with energy-efficient features enables a homeowner to enjoy aesthetics and ongoing energy savings and can increase a home’s desirability to future buyers. Recessed pot lights, surface-mounted or pendant lamps and track lights are good options. Don’t forget the basic decorative lights: lamps for the end tables and bedside tables, desk lamps, and a floor lamp in a cozy nook or beside a console if you have the space. Accent lighting always softens the feel of any room and makes it welcoming.

wall shelving unit lighting

Custom Wall Unit Lighting – Wall Shelving Unit – TV Wall Unit Cabinet Lighting

Vancouver Kitchen Lighting

Kitchen Lighting

Custom Wall Unit Lighting

Custom Wall Unit Lighting

Vancouver Kitchen Lights

Kitchen Lights

Vanity Lights Installation

Bathroom Vanity Light

 

 

Motorized Blinds Wiring Connection

Motorized Blinds, Shades & Window Coverings are greatly popular in today’s condos, homes and commercial environments.

We Provide Motorized Blinds Power Wiring for Home Improvements, Condo Renovations & Home Renovation Projects.

Electrical connection of automatic – motorized blinds, shutters & interior curtains, windows covering. Have your new motorized blinds & window coverings up & running smoothly.  Hard wired motorized blinds & shades. Automatic blind electrical connection in Vancouver. Motorized shade power wiring for new & existing construction. Electric interior blinds connection in Vancouver. Vancouver Motorized – Electric blind installation wiring.

Call the electricians at WireChief Electric for your motorized blinds & curtains power wiring.  Call Today at 604-800-1665

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Replacing Razor Only Receptacle with GFCI

Do you live in an older house and have a bathroom outlet that is identified as “razor only”?

Currently the expectation is to have a bathroom outlet that facilitates to charge various rechargeable items such as rechargeable razors, electric toothbrushes, curling irons, blow dryers and other.  It is convenient to replace older style “razor only” outlets and upgrade your bathroom with a much safer GFCI receptacle.

In many older houses and condos, you still can find a “razor only” outlet in the bathroom.  These usually have a polished silver plate and  only two prongs.  They  were designed to separate you from the grounded electrical system in your home by limiting the amount of current that could flow in a fault condition.

razor only outlet

The Setback with Razor Only Receptacle:

They are one-to-one transformers that have a rather low load capacity and can’t operate today’s appliances, like  blow dryers.  In addition, changes to the electrical code required that these outlets be connected to the light switch, so that they were on only when the bathroom was being used, as they tended to get warm, and even hot, creating a potential fire hazard.  So, if  you use the razor only receptacle to plug in your rechargeable electric toothbrush, it will only get charged when the light is on.

razor only receptacle

aluminum wiring outlet

This particular client also has Aluminum Wiring

Changes to the Electrical Code:

Today’s code requires that a GFCI breaker protect the receptacle in the bathroom, or that the receptacle itself be a GFCI outlet.

A GFCI receptacle protects you from electric shock by measuring the flow of electricity (current, or amps) and checks that all the current used by the appliance returns to earth through the neutral conductor.  If all the flow of current is not accounted for then the circuitry inside the GFCI outlet will trip in as fast as 1/30th of a second.  This protects you from getting a shock, or in any case a bad enough one to seriously hurt or even kill you.

GFCI conversion kit

 

In conclusion, replacing a razor only outlet not only provides you with a safer outlet in your bathroom, but allows you to plug in all of your contemporary chargeable appliances.

Get help from a qualified electrician.

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