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Guide To Hiring Christchurch's Lighting Specialists

Dinning by candlelight is romantic, but eating dinner every night in a room with poor lighting is not. That’s why hiring a Christchurch lighting specialist is such a bright idea, (pun intended). A lighting designer can create you a plan for improving your existing lighting, as well as ideas for new builds too. With the best local lighting experts available for hire right here, let’s find out what you need to know about them.

Jobs Undertaken By Lighting Specialists

Being unique is what makes us special and it’s the same for our homes. Every property will have different interior and exterior lighting needs. Every owner will like different light fixtures and fittings. Every Christchurch lighting specialist can help bring your needs and likes together to create an amazing home! They do this by providing services such as:

Lighting Design

Lighting is generally immovable, which makes it vital that your lights are positioned in the right places the first time. Your lighting designer will identify the best places in each room for your lights to be placed. They will take into account your likes and dislikes and help you choose the best fittings for your property. A designer can also provide extra lighting to specific areas within your home lights, such as spotlights over your kitchen bench or a reading lamp for your armchair. Modern lighting such as LEDs may be suggested to help save on electricity costs, as they are significantly cheaper to run.

Lighting Installation

Regardless of whether you are getting new lighting installed or replacing existing fixtures and fittings, work must be done by a registered electrical lighting specialist.  Your local Canterbury lighting expert will either be able to do it themselves or can recommend somebody for you.

Repairing Lighting Fixtures

Have you thought about repairing rather than replacing your broken or damaged light fixtures? Your local Riccarton, Halswell or Christchurch CBD lighting specialist can easily do that for you. Ask for a quote before they start the repair work though, as it may be cheaper to replace it with a new one instead.

Upgrading Existing Lighting

Ever noticed the difference in your lounge after changing the decorative cushions? It’s the same for the lighting in your home. Replacing your out of date lighting fixtures and fittings can make a huge difference in the feel of each room. Advances in lighting technology have provided us with smaller more powerful bulbs which use a fraction of the electricity older ones did. Statements can be made with larger shades made from natural materials such as wicker or even from using redesigned retro fittings. Asking the advice of your lighting specialist can help you choose new lights which will remain trendy for years to come. After all, there is no use investing in new lighting décor which will go out of fashion next week!

High quality lighting solutions are a great investment for every property. Let us help you find the best Christchurch lighting specialist today. Post your job now and all you have to do is wait for the quotes to roll in. It’s really as simple as turning on a light switch.

Latest lighting articles

Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering lighting related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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Check Out These Luxury Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Posted 11/06/13

Whether your luxury bedroom is a small cosy space or a grand suite, it’s probably used for more than just sleeping. While dark bedrooms are perfect for sleep, too little light can hinder other activities.  With plenty of luxury bedroom lighting ideas available, let us help you choose the right  prof

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Ultimate Winter Ready Checklist

Posted 30/04/18

Autumn is a great time to get stuck in with preparations to get your home in the best shape and be a healthy place to be during the challenging winter months. Mould & mildew control Prevention is easier than treatment. Check around your house for spots that are prone to leaks, condensation or

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LED Lighting Ideas & Benefits for Your Home or Office

Posted 28/01/14

LED lighting has long been the next-best thing in retail and commercial lighting by designers, but now, they’re catching on with homeowners thanks to their energy efficiency.  LED lighting can incur higher upfront costs. However, you don't need to wait a long time to recover your investment in energ

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Smart Home Innovations We Absolutely Love

Posted 02/03/17

Smart homes are the way of the future and we are seeing more of these automated features within our homes. Created to make life simpler for homeowners, intelligent homes are still seen as a luxury rather than a necessity by many. However, we’re certain in that you’ll want these must see smart ho

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Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Lighting Specialists on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

2 pendant light fittings

Posted 3 months ago

We've got a dark bedroom that needs 2 pendant light fittings. One is where there's already an old fitting that's flat to the ceiling (except it's a bit wobbly), and needs a shortish cord. The other one is a completely new fitting in a dark corner: it needs a longer cord and a new switch as well.

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Outdoor LEDs

Posted 2 months ago

Two of my LEDs up my driveway have gone out, i assume they need replacing. Can get replacements but cant stick them in and not sure if its just that or something else so yeah, need some help with that

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LED Replacement of Interior Downlights and Exterior wall lights

Posted 4 months ago

My 1998 built house has standard incandescent lamp down lights installed in most internal areas, with halogens in the ensuite, however the previous owners installed LED downlights in the renovated kitchen. The majority of the exterior lighting is wall mounted to a brick cladding, except for 3 downlights in the soffit above the garage door. I would like to replace all of these with appropriate LED fittings. All internal fittings are standard ceiling height, and all exterior lighting on groun...

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Replace recessed lights

Posted 3 months ago

I need someone to replace all the ugly old recessed lights with nice new ones, preferably silver. There’s 21 round the house in total. Job needs to be done between 13th- 28 th April.

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Patrick Hegarty

Posted 4 months ago

Need a light socket repaired or replaced; it pops every time the switch is turned on and has blown 3 bulbs. Last time we tried switching it on the inside of the socket and around the base of the cord started flaming before it popped and flipped the breaker again. Off work so available at home all week.

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LED Lighting

Posted 4 months ago

LED Lighting throughout house - 24

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Installation of LED Downlights

Posted 5 months ago

- Replacement of existing lights with LED downlights in 6 rooms. - ~30 LEDs pending lumen recommendation to be installed. - Existing lights in a traditional lampshade from single connection in roof.

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Fix kitchen exhaust hood lights

Posted 3 months ago

The five lights on our large exhaust hoods in the food shop are not working very well. Three lights have stopped function, while the other two are becoming dimmer.

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Install downlights x 5 - 10

Posted 2 months ago

Install downlights about 5 to 10 of them. Existing wiring is there. House is undergoing renovations so no furniture or carpet protection required.

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Faulty lounge light fixture

Posted 2 months ago

Lounge light fixture original 70s. 3/5 bulbs haven't worked for years and now whole fixture just won't work

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Needs 2x pendant lights installed

Posted 1 month ago

I have 2 pendant lights that need to be installed in my breakfast bar area. Currently it has LED lights that need to be replaced with pendant lights.

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Isolation of four exterior lights

Posted 4 months ago

I'm after sparky to remove four exterior light fittings (old-fashioned lantern style) and isolate power while exterior of house is being repainted. Also interested in how much adding an interior power socket will cost.

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Led dimmer switch (x2) install

Posted 4 months ago

We want two led dimmer switches installed. There are already new led lights installed, but they're very bright!

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Install 3n1 Bathroom Light

Posted 20 hours ago

Installation of a 3n1 bathroom light to replace an existing metal light fitting

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Bathroom Light

Posted 3 months ago

need a bathroom light replaced, already have the replacement part.

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Overdale Drive

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking for a Lighting designer to redo the living, kitchen & bedroom areas. The current lighting is poorly designed and has zero ambiance effect. House is about 15 years old so excellent access and wiring in place to work with.

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Five lights to install

Posted 1 week ago

There are four lights to install and replace one cable that has had screw put through it. Disconnect three heaters

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Replace kitchen light with LED

Posted 1 month ago

There is an old 3 lamp kitchen light to be replaced with a new LED light (provided). Also require a power plug socket readjusted as not fitting flush to wall. Both jobs require certified electrician as I will require a compliance cert (rental property)

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Light fitting repair

Posted 1 month ago

Light fitting has come loose from ceiling and needs repairing asap

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Install 4 led lights in living room

Posted 2 months ago

Switch a single lightbulb in the living room to 4 led lights with a dimmer switch. Similar orientation to the LEDs in the dining room

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Recent lighting reviews

With over 139,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

security light

Work carried out by an employee of the company

19th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Outdoor LEDs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

LED Replacement of Interior Downlights and Exterior wall lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th March 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Replace recessed lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

LED Light Replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

31st March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace existing recessed lights with LEDs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Lighting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom LEDs swapout

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

1930s home/electrical and lighting work

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th April 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install security light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dining table light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Herena

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement switch

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

19th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

security lights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior light replacements

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor sensor light installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

new wiring for 1 light & take out 4 downlight's

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gail

Work carried out by a subcontractor

24th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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Local Electrical Services

Joined March 2018

The honest, reliable and friendly electrical company that has perfected the art of electrical work with attention to detail and quality that sets us apart from the rest. With 20 years in the electrical industry there is a wealth of experience offer to all your electrical requirements big or small.

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Best Connection Electrical

Joined May 2014

Hi my name is Tyler van der kley from Best Connection Electrical We are a Small Electrical firm specialising in residential new builds and servicing work and also heat pump Installations . I have lived in Canterbury my whole life and know the area very well. We pride ourselves on our fast, efficient and friendly service at an affordable price. For any more info Please feel free to get in contact w...

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John McDonald Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2011

I have been in the Electrical field for 16 years, my main projects wiring new homes, rewiring existing homes and repairs. I also do Commercial installation and repairs eg shops, offices, warehouses. Fully Qualified and NZ Registered. Friendly, efficient and hard working. Canterbury wide. 24/7

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Woodhouse Electrical

Joined June 2009

Step into the light with an electrician, now a two man team specialising in renovations and repairs, but will give free quotes for any size or variety of work - i.e heat lights to Club fitouts. Note also licensed security technician. Trademe services also has more reviews available. Please note our minimum charge is 1 hr for charge up work - however we charge no call out fees during regular busin...

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Chris Owen

Joined December 2018

I am duel traded and have been working as an electrician for 14 years. Currently I am looking for extra work to help pay for repairing my house. I can complete general handy man work, yard work, painting and plastering and minor house repairs. I am a licenced and registered electrician.

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VP Home Maintenance & Gardening

Joined March 2015

Home Maintenance and Gardening services in Christchurch, since 2013. Based in Papanui Christchurch. Refer to Face book page, photo section, for example of work done.

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Joe Grant Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2019

Newly established Christchurch based Electrical Company who have many years experience in a wide range of electrical applications, including everything from High end Residential homes to light commercial fit outs as well as security systems and home automation.

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Sam Meek Electrical Ltd

Joined May 2018

I am a registered licensed electrician committed to providing a transparent, quality service. Trading as Sam Meek Electrical Ltd based in Prebbleton. My main work is new, and servicing, within domestic and smaller commercial premises. With a technology background I also specialise in networking CCTV and Audio visual solutions.

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Christchurch Insulation

Joined November 2018

We make Canterbury homes Warm, Dry and Healthy. Local and owner operated with no middle men. Trust us to look after your property. We use the full range of Insulation products, all with a minimum 50 year Warranty. Eco Friendly, Family Friendly and Wallet Friendly We specialize in retrofit situations and pride ourselves on doing the jobs other’s turn down. Due to popular demand, We now off...

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Safe N Sound Audio Visual

Joined January 2015

Safe N Sound Audio Visual is an electrical company, which specialises in home automation, audio visual and network solutions. We are based in West Auckland and have been operating for 6 years. Therefore our experience and expertise will ensure you are left with a system that combines quality, innovation and practicality. If you're looking for qualified electricians, we can manage your electric...

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ESJAY Builders Ltd

Joined February 2014

ESJAY Builders Ltd have been part of the Canterbury landscape for over 20 years. Offering quality assurance and peace of mind to all our customers. ESJAY Builders specialise in Residential Design/Build and light commercial projects: New Homes Alterations Extensions Bathrooms & Kitchens Landscaping - decks, pergolas etc Earthquake repair ESJAY Builders can also offer: Project Manag...

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Priority Construction

Joined November 2017

Hi We are a New Zealand building company. We have been repairing, renovating and building lite commercial to grand residential homes here in Canterbury. Across the board our team has over 25 years experience in the New Zealand building industry. We specialize in trade concept and management. focusing on best practice, winning strategies to repair and renovate or build your new home. We build...

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Wilshire Construction Ltd

Joined January 2019

We specialise in architectural builds, modern design and historical renovations. We pride ourselves on doing what others can’t, we will work with you, your architect and sub trades to achieve a finish we would be proud to come home to. Satisfaction is our main objective whilst delivering a beautiful finish on time and budget. Make your house the home you dream of, it’s just one phone call away...

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Hoops Electrical

Joined April 2015

Hi, I am a registered electrician with 15 years experience. I specialise in the installation of heatpumps, but I also do all electrical work from small jobs right through to new builds. I pride myself on providing excellent customer service and quality workmanship.

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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Solarspark

Joined February 2015

We are a Christchurch based electrical service company.Solarspark can cater to all of your electrical needs from basic quick fixes through to complete installation and design procedures.All of our services are completed through to the highest standard. Solarspark 0211611743 Solarspark@gmail.com

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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Wakefield Electrical Ltd

Joined June 2013

Wakefield Electrical are Master Electricians servicing Christchurch and Darfield. We listen, understand your requirements, and suggest a range of solutions to suit you. As a locally owned and operated business, the most important thing to us is that you are happy with the work.

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MVG Electrical Services

Joined March 2019

I have vast Experience in all fields of Electrical Work Residential, Commercial but Specialise in Industrial / Automation work as well, Open for all kinds of Electrical Work

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Skilled Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2013

Hello, are you tired of getting a sparky that doesnt show up when they say? Do you need an electrician that will communication with you effectively all of the way through your job or project? Do you worry about the level of workmanship you are going to get when you take on a new tradesman, and can you trust them to have your best interests at heart? At Skilled Electrical we try extremely hard t...

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