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Lighting from the big box stores-bad quality?

Posted by vinudev_liny (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 5, 14 at 13:42

Hi. I need to buy four fixtures for our home renovation under way. I am wondering if I buy from HD/Lowes, will I regret the decision? I see similar looking lights as at the electrical supply showrooms for as much as 1/4th price. What should I look for to tell if they are bad quality? Is the difference all finish/aesthetics or are there are differences in the electrical innards? We are nearing the end of the renovation and big $$ bills are getting harder to swallow.
Thanks in advance.

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RE: Lighting from the big box stores-bad quality?

just bought more than a dozen lights from multiple stores, including Loews, HD, Menards, online places, and lighting stores. Often same manufacturer. Saw no difference in quality. Electrician said no problems with any of them.

Found greatest value and savings from online shopping. Saw one light in lighting store for $300, bought it online for $199 w/ free shipping.

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