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velocci's picture

Hi, I have another question about pot lights. Can pot lights installed on an existing home be just as nice as those installed when the home is being built?
i'm just wondering if I buy a new home, should i buy the pot lights from the builder or get them later on when the house is already built.

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Renolover's picture

It is always easier for an electrician to put them in when the house is being built and the drywall isn't up yet but builders charge an arm and 10 legs to do this. Typically it is cheaper for you to have the electrician fish the wires through a finished ceiling. it would still be expensive but pot lights look amazing when done and could be a good investment. However, the cheapest pot lights are not always the best as I have learned from others' experience. Our renovator used Lightolier brand and Contrast brand ones and we are very happy with them.

velocci's picture

are they generally cheeper to get them after the house is built or during from the builder?

Jeep;228653 wrote:
Pot lights are expensive even if you put them in when you are building. DS had them put in his house after and they looked great but very pricey.

velocci's picture

they are charging $250 per pot light, but a small discount is given if getting more. I don't know about the selection. can you tell the difference between pot lights installed by the builder when building the house or pot lights installed after the house is built? which tend to be nicer?

Northern Miner;228651 wrote:
For convenience purposes it might be best to let the builder do it - assuming the price is right and they give you choices.

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