We understand that your home is precious to you and your family, treating it with care and respect is one of our main goals. 

Our expert advisors will answer all your questions

WHAT IS LED, CCT, CRI, LUMENS?

LED- Light Emitting Diode

These are an eco-friendly lighting choice.

LEDs are energy-efficient alternative to traditional incandescent Halogen light bulbs, that waste 90 percent of the the energy they consume on heat.

CCT (correlated color temperature) - measured in Kelvin degrees(K), and this temperature rating indicates what tone of white light will be emitted from the light fixture.

3000K (Warm White), 4000K (Natural White), 5000K (Cool White).

 

CRI - A color rendering index is a quantitative measure of the ability of a light source to reveal the colors of various objects faithfully in comparison with an ideal or natural light source.

 

LUMEN - a measure of the total quantity of visible light emitted by a source.

 

Frequently asked questions

WHAT COLOUR LED SHOULD I CHOOSE?


Our lighting designer recommends to stick to one colour temperature throughout your house.
Warm White (3000 Kelvin) - Will provide a traditional warm, cozy feel to your house. Best for 2nd. floor and Living/Family rooms
Natural White (4000 Kelvin)- Gives modern and energetic feel. Best in Kitchens, Bathrooms, Hallways or Garages, Offices.




HOW LONG DO LEDS LAST?


Unitech system will supply you with LEDs that have a rated life of up to 50.000 hours. This is approximately 50 times longer than a typical incandescent, 20-25 times longer than a typical halogen, and 8-10 times longer than a typical CFL. With average use of 4 hours a day LED will last more than 22 years.




ARE POT LIGHTS DIMMABLE?


Unitech system use Dimmable LEDs Only. While many LED bulbs are now dimmable and consume such a low power, many cheap types of dimmers do not function properly.
Unitech system carries Best and Trouble-free dimmers only.
We recommend you to use a Dimmer on every bank of pot lights.




HOW FAR APART SHOULD POT LIGHTS BE PLACED?


If a room has an 8-9 feet ceiling, you should space pot lights approximately 3-4 feet apart, along the long wall and 2-3 feet off the wall. Use this rule as a base line, though.




HOW MANY POT LIGHTS DO I NEED IN A ROOM?


Calculate square-footage of your room first to see how many Pot lights you will need.
A common rule of thumb is that you use:
- 1 Pot light for every 20 square feet of ceiling space (for Common areas - Living, Family rooms and Bedrooms, etc).
- 2 Pot lights for every 20 square feet of ceiling space (for Exclusive areas such as Kitchens, Offices).




WHO WILL PROVIDE A DESIGN?


Our lighting designer will provide you with his best expertise and few different lighting layouts for every room where you would like to get pot lights done. The service is complimentary for all Unitech System customers




WHAT WARRANTY WILL I GET?


Depending on Pot light you choose, Unitech System will provide you with Life time service guarantee on labour and 5 Years exchange warranty on selected products.




IS IT SAFE TO INSTALL POT LIGHTS (INSIDE/OUTSIDE)?


You can get pot lights done basically anywhere in the ceiling of your house, even in the shower enclosure or soffit (Outdoors).
It is absolutely safe as long as properly rated products are being used and installation is performed by an Authorized Electrical Contractor in accordance with Ontario Electrical Safety Code.




IS INSTALLATION CLEAN?


The installation is guaranteed to be spotless and professional. All installatios are controlled and performed by Licensed Master Electricians in accordance with Ontario Electrical Safety Code.
No holes or scratches and no cleaning required after the installation




WILL POT LIGHTS ADD VALUE TO MY HOUSE?


Replacing existing ceiling lights with pot lights dramatically changes the lighting effects of any rooms. Pot lights make your house/condo look stylish and up to date Pot lights in general help increase the value of a house/condo if done professionally with proper light destribution, the effect that pot lights have does help to sell the house/condo faster.




HOW LONG AFTER I CALL THE INSTALLATION WILL BE SCHEDULED ?


Typically a lead time is from 1 to 2 weeks. Most of Pot light projects are completed within one day.




DO I NEED AN ELECTRICAL PERMIT FOR INSTALLATION OF POT LIGHTS?


Most electrical jobs in Canada require an electrical permit. You do need a permit for pot lights Installation. Not only will it assure you with safe installation, it will assure your insurance company that the electrical work meets Electrical Safety Code requirements and is safe.
Unitech System LTD - your Authorized Electrical Contractor can take care of that.




WHAT IS AECP - AUTHORIZED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR PROGRAM?


The Authorized Contractor Program was developed by ESA as a voluntary program to recognize those Licensed Electrical Contractors who consistently perform Ontario Electrical Code compliant work.
Authorized Contractors and their customers can experience:

  • increased compliance to the Ontario Electrical Safety Code equating to increased electrical safety
  • audits of electrical installation as opposed to full electrical inspections
  • reduced costs for Electrical Safety Authority inspection services




LICENSED ELECTRICIAN VS LICENSED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR?


TO BE A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN IS NOT ENOUGH TO DO JOB!
LICENSED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS (LEC) are the only businesses in Ontario legally authorized to do electrical work in your home. ... And if you're using a general contractor or other trade professional who subcontracts the electrical, the work always needs to be completed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Only Licensed Electrical Contractors are Insured to protect you, not just Licensed Electrician!




WHAT IS LED, CCT, CRI, LUMENS?


LED - Light Emitting Diodes are an eco-friendly lighting choice. LEDs are an energy-efficient alternative to traditional incandescent, Halogen light bulbs, which waste 90 percent of the energy they consume on heat. CCT - Correlated Color Temperature is measured in Kelvin degrees (K), and this temperature rating indicates what tone of white light will be emitted from the light fixture. 3000K (Warm White), 4000K (Natural White), 5000K (Cool White). CRI - Color Rendering Index is a quantitative measure of the ability of a light source to reveal the colors of various objects faithfully in comparison with an ideal or natural light source. LUMEN - a measure of the total quantity of visible light emitted by a source.