100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed!

We highly value our reputation as a service leader in the residential market.

Regardless of how small or large a job is, customer satisfaction is our primary goal. Attention to detail, the willingness to continuously exceed the accepted norms of performance for our industry, our unwavering commitment to safety and our thorough follow-up procedures mark CLI Electric Inc., which is an ESA licensed contractor as a company you can trust.

CLI Electric delivers superior workmanship for each and every client. Our commitment is simple and straight: we promise to be responsive to the changing needs of our clients, stay abreast of the very latest technology, and innovative policies, procedures and systems that will allow us to serve you better.

CLI Electric delivers superior workmanship for each and every client. Our commitment is simple and straight: we promise to be responsive to the changing needs of our clients, stay abreast of the very latest technology, and innovative policies, procedures and systems that will allow us to serve you better.

Residential Services

  • Panel and Service Upgrades - 100-200-400 Amps
  • Knob and Tube Replacement
  • Aluminum Wire Reconditioning
  • Fuses to Breakers
  • Troubleshooting and Diagnostics
  • Pot Lights, Track Lighting, Chandeliers, Ceiling Fans and Accent Lighting
  • Flood Lights, Landscape Lighting
  • Receptacles and Light Switches
  • Heated Floors
  • Appliance Hook Ups (Washers, Dryers, Stoves, Dishwashers and Hot Tubs)
  • Renovations
  • New Wiring in Basements and Finishing
  • Hard Wiring of Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
  • Emergency Standby Generators
  • Separate Metering
  • New Homes
  • Installation of Solar Panels
  • Home Safety Inspections
  • Custom Interior Lighting
  • Custom Outdoor Lighting

Have you ever turned on a switch and nothing happened? Whether it is a defective switch, light fixture or even if the circuit has lost power, our experienced electricians can determine the cause of your electrical problems. No matter how small or troublesome of a problem you may have, we are experts at finding and solving it. We deal with all types of electrical installation and repairs, whether it is as simple as replacing a bedroom fixture, installing a kitchen range hood exhaust fan, or complex as hanging a 200 pound chandelier from a 20 Foot ceiling, we are equipped and skilled to complete the task. While in your home we will treat it with upmost respect, our technicians wear boot covers, and will even protect your floors and furniture with drop cloths. You deserve this care and we demand it from every technician we send out. Your electrical system is the heart of your house so make sure that whoever works on it is someone you trust.

What is Surge Protection?

This is a device that is hooked up to your panel that will protect all of your vital electronic devices in your home from sudden surges and spikes in your electrical lines. It is similar to the device that you can plug into your outlet for your computer or other electronics only this one will take care of your entire home. For information on the cost of surge protection ask your technician.

What is an example of a surge that causes damage?

Surges can happen during lightning storms. If lighting strikes a power line and follows into your home with excess voltage, the power will disperse to anything that is plugged into your outlets and potentially damage these items. When these items are damaged, you could lose them and the item will no longer be any good. Items such as computers, plasma and LCD televisions, appliances and other household electronics might be lost when this happens. These are enough reasons to have surge protection in your home so that your expensive electronics are safe.

If you are interested in protecting your home and vital electronic equipment, make sure to let your technician know that you are interested in Surge Protection or call our office today.

You need a generator to restore power to critical life safety items, or even to your entire home. If you lose main power from a lightning or ice storm, natural disaster, or down power lines, you could end up without access to some important items? Having a generator installed in your home can provide you with power to run equipment in your house while others are still in the dark.

Aluminum wiring can create many headaches for homeowners nowadays, whether it is having to deal with insurance companies mandating it be brought up to current safety standards, or having to deal with the continual burnouts and circuit failures. CLI Electric has extensive experience with aluminum wiring and can inspect and correct your wiring to current standards. Upon completion of our repairs we will coordinate an inspection with the Electrical Safety Authority who will issue a Certificate of Inspection.

Aluminum oxidation like most metals (with a few exceptions, such as gold) oxidize freely when exposed to air. Aluminum oxide is not an electrical conductor, but rather an electrical insulator. Consequently, the flow of electrons through the oxide layer can be greatly impeded.

Another issue is the joining of aluminum wire to copper wire. As aluminum and copper are dissimilar metals, galvanic corrosion can occur in the presence of an electrolyte and these connections can become unstable over time.

Cheap Solutions to make your aluminum wiring safe? We always recommend the full replacement of aluminum wiring however, you can choose to change your electrical outlets every 2-3 years while making sure to coat the connections with anti-oxidation cream.

If you hear crackling noises or see sparks in your electrical outlets, please call us immediately. That is an immediate and imminent fire hazard.


Whether you need for us to come in and inspect your knob and tube wiring or have your existing knob and tube wiring removed and replace it with copper, we can handle it all. We can upgrade your house wiring to meet all the current electrical codes and standards. CLI Electric Inc. has the unsurpassed expertise to run new wires while minimizing damage to walls, we will give you a turnkey installation from arranging for all permits and inspection, to even plastering the holes we make in the walls. 

What are some concerns with Knob and Tube wiring?

Below is a picture of knob and tube wiring which has been a safety concern because of its tendency to overheat when insulation is packed around it. Also since it have been around for some time now the chance of it having been overheated due to over fusing is much higher. This have become a issue with insurance companies as they no longer want to insure houses with more than one circuit of knob and tube.

When can you expect to see knob and tube wiring in a house? It was installed in homes up to the 1950's and you will likely see it in homes built before there was wiring installed initially.

Knob and tube wiring was sometimes installed with a fuse on both the neutral and the power wires. This is a concern because in the event that the fuse on the neutral is blown the home owner will think that the circuit is no longer live when in reality you can still be hurt by injured because the circuit will still be live.

Because the uses of electricity has changed so much in the past 60 years since it was last installed it is common to find circuits that were extended by home owners who may or may not have done a good job. Because knob and tube was installed without junction boxes people think they can still make connections without junction boxes when in fact this is no longer allowed. Lastly since the wiring is typically quite old the chances of it having been damaged are higher and it has aged, meaning the sheathing may be brittle or broken.

Want a modern lighting look?

Need better lighting coverage?

One of the best upgrades you can do to your home is installing updated or custom lighting, in doing so you can change the appearance of the room as dramatically as changing the flooring or paint. By replacing your surface mounted ceiling lights with recessed lights, the room can gain the feel of a more spacious area. Whether you are entertaining friends or enjoying a movie, installing art lighting, wall wash lighting or indirect lighting along with area lighting and dimmer switches will give you the ability to set the mood of the room.

Whether you’re building a new home or renovating an old home, recessed lighting can be a key element in both the function and style of the space. We only install HIGH QUALITY CANADIAN made light fixtures made by Contrast, Juno or Lightolier. We specialize in installing pot lights in existing ceilings; we will make minimal if any damage to your ceiling and walls.

Call a CLI Electric Inc. for a quote today!

Here are some basic tips in what to look for when considering installing recessed lighting.

Why You May Want Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting offers a clean, streamlined look in a home. It can increase the amount of light in a room, highlight artwork or other special features, and open up spaces so they look and feel bigger.

When to Use Recessed Lighting

Though recessed fixtures are most easily installed between ceiling joists of new building or major remodeling projects, they can also be installed in retrofit applications and can slip into an existing ceiling space through holes made to accommodate wiring. We are highly experienced in installing retrofit pot lights and will make MINIMAL IF ANY damage to your existing ceiling.

Where to Place Recessed Lighting Fixtures

The common rule is that 4-inch fixtures should generally be placed at least 4 feet apart and 6-inch fixtures about 6 feet apart, from a standard 8 foot ceiling height.

Center recessed lighting fixtures in front of the objects you wish to light – a painting, bookshelf, or drapery panels, for example – and about 12 to 18 inches in front of that object.

Recessed lights used for reading or task lighting should be carefully placed overhead so your head and shoulders will not block needed light.

When lighting a three-dimensional object such as a fireplace, sculpture, or flower arrangement with recessed lighting, it is more effective to light it from two or three different angles.

Use wall-washing recessed lighting fixtures around the perimeter of a small room to help “push” the walls out and make the space feel larger, or aim them at a collection of artwork or photographs to call attention to the display.

Sizing Recessed Light Fixtures

Whether you choose fixtures with standard line voltage, low voltage halogen, or fluorescent fixtures, the basic sizes are 4-, 5-, or 6-inches in diameter. The 6-inch fixtures can be used in tall entryways or two-story hallways, while the more common contemporary choice is the smaller 4-inch sizes work better in smaller spaces since they have a sleeker look with minimal intrusion.


Adjustable recessed light eyeball fixtures can be aimed at artwork as accent lighting.

Cover the walls with light by selecting recessed wall washer fixtures.

Choose recessed reflectors when you want the most light from a fixture, or install white or black baffle trims to focus and direct light or reduce glare.

Types of Light Bulbs for Recessed Lighting

When selecting or installing recessed lighting, several types of fixtures and bulbs are available for specific needs.

Incandescent, also known as “A” bulbs are inexpensive and good for general light or wall washing with the use of reflectors.

“R” bulbs are most common and have a reflective surface included on the back of the bulb.

Halogen bulbs offer a clean white light, and are available in both flood and spot types in sizes to fit 4-, 5-, or 6-inch fixtures.

Low voltage halogen bulbs have a long life and put out more light than incandescent bulbs, but require the use of transformers and special low voltage housings.

When to Avoid Recessed Lighting

Ceilings of concrete or with ornate plasterwork or delicate molding details are not good candidates for recessed lighting. In these spaces, choose a chandelier (if there is an electrical box in the ceiling), wall sconces, or table lamps instead.

Safety Inspection. Are you concerned about the overall state of the electrical in your home (i.e. questionable repairs or renovations by previous owners)?


Aluminum wiring

Knob & tube wiring

Home purchase

Electrical inspections can catch problems and correct them before an emergency arises. Whether it is your insurance company wanting you to have your wiring checked, or you are moving into a new house and want an expert opinion; we can have one of our trained licensed electricians check your wiring to ensure it complies with current electrical codes and standards, and issue a report for you and your insurer/buyer’s records to state such. The bottom line is: Inspect and Protect.

We believe that safety should always come first. We have a special Home Safety Inspection which we have developed to evaluate the electrical system of any home for quality and reliability. CLI Electric’s inspection covers potential electrical safety issues found in a typical home's electrical system.

Some of the areas of inspection include proper electrical system grounding, conduit and wire integrity, GFCI protection, and main electrical panel functionality.

Esa Defect Notice/Code Correction

Do you receive a Notice of Deficiency by the Electrical Safety Authority?

Do you have a deadline to get repairs done?

We have extensive experience in dealing with electrical defect notices and code corrections. We will work with you and the ESA inspector to resolve your issues in a timely manner. We have the experience and knowledge to effectively solve any problem that you may have. CLI Electric Inc. is a proud member of the Electrical Safety Authority’s Pre-Authorized Contractor Program (ACP); as a result we will minimize workflow interruption, reduce electrical service downtime during renovations, and increase compliance to the electrical safety codes.

Building your dream home?

Are you a builder or general contractor?

New construction requires skills and experience beyond that needed for residential electrical repair. Our strength is in our skills, knowledge and experience. We have resources necessary to complete any project on time, on budget, and to the complete satisfaction of both contractors and customers.

As a fully licensed electrical contracting company with considerable new construction experience, CLI Electric Inc. will save you money, project delays and aggravation.


Whole Home, Basements, Kitchens, Bathrooms and Additions

Whatever the home project may be CLI Electric Inc. is here to help! We have years of experience in helping homeowners with their renovations, big or small. We can help consult with lighting, location of receptacles, or evaluate your electrical service to ensure you have adequate circuits and power to feed new devices. We will obtain the necessary electrical permits in our company name as required by the Electrical Safety Authority and coordinate the inspections with the electrical inspector to ensure your electrical safety. When it is time to remodel or renovate your home it is important to hire an electrical contractor that is familiar with both new and older construction methods. At CLI Electric Inc. we have this expertise and are experienced to undertake any remodel or renovation project. Our experience will speed your job along and save you time and money.

Today’s homeowners are staying at home and entertaining guest further than they used to. Some people find that a home theater is quieter and more convenient than a movie theater. At CLI Electric Inc. we pride ourselves on delivering professional top of the line service you can rely on.

Whether you are hooking up a simple component system or building the theater room of your dreams, we are committed to being your one stop shop for all your entertainment needs. We pay attention to every detail, so your system will be pleasure able to use, and you’ll always get peak performance.

Our home theater installation services include:

Residential TV installation or television monitor installation for LCD televisions

Monitor installation or TV installation for Plasma televisions

Projector & Screen, Home Theater Installation Services

Whole House Audio System

Surround Sound System

Call us today to schedule a consultation.

Hot Tubs and Saunas

Congratulations on your new your new hot tub! Now before you can jump in it, it requires to be wired to your home's electrical system. This is where the instruction manual’s Trained Electrical Service Experts “CLI Electric Inc.” can help make the installation of your hot tub a warm and bubbly experience!

You will benefit from our years of installation expertise, outstanding customer service and construction talent! Your hot tub or sauna installation will be carefully handled by our skilled electricians, while we respect your home and property. Our hot tub and spa installation service includes all necessary parts and labour to ensure safe operation and years of enjoyment. We will coordinate our installation with the Electrical Safety Authority and arrange for all permits, and have an inspector come by to issue a certificate of inspection to ensure your safety!


Why Fiber Optic Lighting is the only truly safe lighting for pools and hot tubs? Because everyone knows that electricity and water are not a good combination, especially when you are sitting in your pool or hot tub. With fiber lighting there is never a chance of an electric shock, or worse an electrocution, because there is no electrical wiring near the pool, only light. Options include changing colors and remote control of your fiber optic lighting.

Things to consider when having a pool installed:

Control Panels for Remote Control of Pool and Hot Tub functions

Modern Pool Control Panels offer you the luxury of controlling all functions of your pool system from a keypad inside your home. Control the heater, pump on or off, pump speed, and the motorized valves of the plumbing system from the comfort of your home. Optional Auxiliary Relays provide additional functions, such as control of landscape or fiber optic lighting.

The enjoyment of the great outdoors can be enhanced around your home when you install some landscape lighting. This lighting gives the exterior of your home a whole new look and feel! This enhancement can be seen at dusk when the sun goes down and the exterior lights outline your home and landscaping.

We feel that your home is your show piece and landscape lighting brings out the friendly feel to your home. For your convenience, we also can provide you with landscape lighting timers to work with your new exterior enhancement. The timers are set to turn on your exterior lights at a certain time and turn them off a few hours later. What could be simpler? If you are looking for a Reliable, Experience and Trustworthy Electrician for an indoor lighting or landscape lighting installation, please call us today for a free consultation.

Tired of replacing blown fuses?

Want a safer electrical service panel?

Insurance companies send you a letter?

Renovating, and need additional circuits for your home?

Any of the above is a valid reason to replace your dated fuse box to a new circuit breaker panel. We have completed many changes over our 20+ years in business, in addition CLI Electric Inc. is an Electrical Safety Authority ACP pre-authorized contractor, which means we can efficiently coordinate with ESA inspectors and the appropriate Hydro company to disconnect and reconnect your power and to safely change your electrical service all within the same day, with minimal downtime.

Electrical fuse panels have become obsolete to meet the needs of today’s modern homes. Houses now require more and more power to feed appliances and luxuries that were not available years ago. For example an air conditioning system can take more power than an entire home did 40 years ago.

Old style distribution panels, those with screw-in fuses are normally considered fire hazards. The contact between the base of the fuse and the buss bar oxidizes or charcoals from poor contact. In many areas, insurance companies will not renew homeowner insurance if the home is equipped with an electrical distribution panel that has screw-in fuses.

To solve this problem we can install a new circuit breaker panel to house all your power needs, and upgrade your main service to a higher amperage to suit your household needs. We provide a hassle-less turnkey installation that will be inspected by Electrical Safety Authority.

Why You May Want Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting offers a clean, streamlined look in a home. It can increase the amount of light in a room, highlight artwork or other special features, and open up spaces so they look and feel bigger.

A Brief Service Panel History

Thirty plus years ago, the average home was equipped with a 60 amp electrical service connected to a screw-in type fuse panel with two fuse blocks. The general distribution was a fuse block for the stove and one for the hot water tank. The balance of the homes electrical needs were served by six, 15amp screw-in fuses.

Twenty years ago the average new home was equipped with a 100 amp electrical service and some of them used the latest in technology, circuit breakers.

Average homes nowadays are equipped with a 100 or 200 amp electrical services with a distribution panel handling up to 40 circuit breakers serving the electrical needs of the home.

If your current electrical service to your home is less than 100 amps, and/or if it has an unsafe distribution panel that uses screw in fuses, you should consider replacing it as a top priority in any major home improvement project.

Need more power?

Have an older home with only a 60A main service?

Installing a hot tub or pool?

Any of the above is a valid reason to consider upgrading your main electrical feed to 100Amps, 200A or even up to 400 Amps to suit your needs. We have completed many service upgrades over our 20+ years in business, in addition CLI Electric Inc. is aanElectrical Safety Authority ACP pre-authorized contractor, which means we can efficiently coordinate with the ESA inspectors and the Hydro Authority to disconnect and reconnect all within the same day, with minimal downtime.

Today’s homes are power hungry. Thirty years ago the average new home was equipped with a 60 amp electrical service connected to a screw-in fuse panel with two fuse blocks. Twenty years ago the average home was equipped with 100 amp electric service using the latest technology circuit breakers, a vast improvement but can still come short of meeting the power consumption needs of hot-tubs, multiple fridges, freezers, or kitchens. Now the average home is equipped with a 200 amp electrical service with a distribution panel accommodating up to 80 circuits, meeting and exceeding the needs of the modern home.

If you are contemplating a major remodel, the addition of a room or garage, or a new kitchen you should consider upgrading your electrical service to meet your increased power demands.

Automated Home Lighting

Automated Lighting Controls Provide the home owner with the Ultimate in Convenience, and provides energy efficiency to even the largest of
homes. Here are some examples of how
Automated Lighting can make your life easier!

Entry/Arrival Lighting

Arrive Home to a safe and fully lit home with the touch of a button as you enter the driveway. No more fumbling for your house keys in the dark. Tied to your Home Automation Server, this event can also trigger a number of other automated events around your home, from opening the garage door for you, or playing your favourite playlist as you come in the door.

Home & Mood Lighting Scenes

Now you can program your whole house to set to a certain level (or various levels) with the touch of a single button. Imagine setting the mood for your
next party with a single switch, and even to adjust automatically at key times, or to call your guests for dinner. Adds that little extra to your entertaining experience, and is hassle free for the home owner.

Why CLI Electric Is Your Best Choice

  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Fully Licensed by the ESA
  • ACP contractor
  • Insured, WSIB
  • Experts in all Facets of Electrical Installation
  • Well Respected Throughout the Construction Industry
  • Competitive pricing
  • Licensed Electricians
  • Dedicated, Professional, Courteous & Trustworthy
  • Drug Free and Alcohol Free
  • Covered by WSIB 
  • Superior customer service
  • Excellent workmanship
  • Cost Effective Management of your Project
  • Reliability, Dependability
  • Respect and Adherence to Job Schedules
  • One on One Customer Service
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed!

Our Promise to You

  • On Time
  • On Budget
  • Absolutely No Compromise On Quality

Our Business and Work Ethic

  • We Respect Our Customer’s Time
  • We Listen to Our Customer’s Issues and Needs and
  • Provide Knowledgeable and Practical Solutions
  • We Clearly Discuss the Exact Price Before We Start the Work So There Are No Surprises

We Respect the Property of Our Customers

  • We Wear Boot Covers
  • We Make Minimal Damage to Walls
  • We Thoroughly Cleanup Once the Job Is Completed and remove all refuse