Top 10 Electricians in Bethlehem, PA

Porch Pro Headshot Kelley Electric
Electricians
Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
(146)
Safety,savings,peace of mind-your job will be handled by skilled labor at the top of their craft,ensuring safety and security for your property and family. And our charges are competitively low. Here are just a few ideas of projects you made need us for: -upgrade old house panel and wire upgrades ...Read more about Kelley Electric
Safety,savings,peace of mind-your job will be handled by skilled labor at the top of their craft,ensuring safety and security for your property and family. And our charges are competitively low. Here are just a few ideas of projects you made need us for: -upgrade old house panel and wire upgrades ...Read more about Kelley Electric
Porch Pro Headshot The Longacre Company
Electricians
Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
(55)
"Extremely fast & very professional service! Our central AC stopped working mid-afternoon on a very hot day in July. At about 4 pm, I called The Longacre Company to see if they could come out. A technician was at my house within 45 minutes of my call, and the AC was running again by 5:15. Amazing Se...Read more about The Longacre Company
"Extremely fast & very professional service! Our central AC stopped working mid-afternoon on a very hot day in July. At about 4 pm, I called The Longacre Company to see if they could come out. A technician was at my house within 45 minutes of my call, and the AC was running again by 5:15. Amazing Se...Read more about The Longacre Company
Porch Pro Headshot CFElectric
Electricians
Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
(17)
"We had bought our house and the Electric panel was all kinds of messed up. Dan came in and rewired our entire box, and also hang a celling fan in our bedroom, put in a light and fan in our Den and a Chandelier in the Dinning room. He did a very clean and efficient job. We not only would hire him ag...Read more about CFElectric
"We had bought our house and the Electric panel was all kinds of messed up. Dan came in and rewired our entire box, and also hang a celling fan in our bedroom, put in a light and fan in our Den and a Chandelier in the Dinning room. He did a very clean and efficient job. We not only would hire him ag...Read more about CFElectric
Porch Pro Headshot Valleywide Electric
Electricians
Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
(20)
Want an electrician that will recognize your individual electrical needs and find the best solution to your problem - all while being considerate of your budget? Look no further, give Valleywide Electric, Inc. a call today! Owned by Robert Meixsell since 1987 and formerly located in Bath, VWE is no...Read more about Valleywide Electric
Want an electrician that will recognize your individual electrical needs and find the best solution to your problem - all while being considerate of your budget? Look no further, give Valleywide Electric, Inc. a call today! Owned by Robert Meixsell since 1987 and formerly located in Bath, VWE is no...Read more about Valleywide Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Tactical Electric LLC
Electricians
Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
(79)
We are a Electrical business that can handle any project you have, from changing out a receptacle, to wiring an entire apartment complex! We are a third generation company with over 50 years in the trade, we are licensed in 3 states and fully insured! Give us a try!
We are a Electrical business that can handle any project you have, from changing out a receptacle, to wiring an entire apartment complex! We are a third generation company with over 50 years in the trade, we are licensed in 3 states and fully insured! Give us a try!
Porch Pro Headshot Jim J Electric LLC
Electricians
Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
(15)
Residential & commercial buildings. Install lighting fixtures,ceiling fans, wiring for additions, hot tubs and more. My customers like that I am neat, clean, dependable, affordable and quilty working.
Residential & commercial buildings. Install lighting fixtures,ceiling fans, wiring for additions, hot tubs and more. My customers like that I am neat, clean, dependable, affordable and quilty working.
Porch Pro Headshot CHRONOS CONSTRUCTION
Electricians
Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
(16)
I offer residential and commercial electrical services, new construction or remodeling. I work on service upgrades, troubleshooting, lighting, low-voltage applications, network wiring, and phones. Everything from a new service to a panel change to just a single outlet or switch. I also provide ge...Read more about CHRONOS CONSTRUCTION
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I offer residential and commercial electrical services, new construction or remodeling. I work on service upgrades, troubleshooting, lighting, low-voltage applications, network wiring, and phones. Everything from a new service to a panel change to just a single outlet or switch. I also provide ge...Read more about CHRONOS CONSTRUCTION
Porch Pro Headshot Bieber Electrical
Electricians
Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
(13)
"I had too many power outages and needed a solution. I heard about generators but had no idea where to start; not how they work, what size I’d need, and especially what they cost. I called Shayn and he spent 45 minutes answering all my questions; explaining the size differences, what they can do and...Read more about Bieber Electrical
"I had too many power outages and needed a solution. I heard about generators but had no idea where to start; not how they work, what size I’d need, and especially what they cost. I called Shayn and he spent 45 minutes answering all my questions; explaining the size differences, what they can do and...Read more about Bieber Electrical
Porch Pro Headshot Hardie Home Improvements
Electricians
Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
(27)
The Better Business Bureau awarded Hardie Home Improvements in Lansdale, Pennsylvania with a positive A+ rating (as of January 2018) for their reliability and quality vinyl siding services.
The Better Business Bureau awarded Hardie Home Improvements in Lansdale, Pennsylvania with a positive A+ rating (as of January 2018) for their reliability and quality vinyl siding services.
Porch Pro Headshot Wentzel Electrical Services
Electricians
Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
We strongly believe in keeping it local. We've started this electrical business because we believe in the art of caring about customers and want to be a part of a company that represents this. Here at Wentzel Electrical Services, we care about our customers and believe that communication is key to s...Read more about Wentzel Electrical Services
We strongly believe in keeping it local. We've started this electrical business because we believe in the art of caring about customers and want to be a part of a company that represents this. Here at Wentzel Electrical Services, we care about our customers and believe that communication is key to s...Read more about Wentzel Electrical Services

Frequently asked questions about electricians

An electrician repairs, designs, installs, and maintains electrical systems. There are different types of electricians to choose from, like those who specialize in residential electrical or those who work outdoors. Residential electricians work inside the home to solve wiring problems or do installs. Electricians who work outdoors focus more on the construction of buildings and the systems needed for those projects. Quality electricians tend to be critical thinkers.

Electrical contractors are responsible for planning electrical systems in new buildings, including outlets, lighting fixtures, and ventilation. They install wiring, lighting, and electrical systems according to the municipal code. This also includes installing hangers and brackets to support electrical systems. They read and interpret blueprints and circuit diagrams. They perform maintenance and inspections of these systems. Electricians also repair or upgrade faulty systems, including removing the faults.

Electricians need to go through a trades program specializing in the field. It takes over 2,000 hours, or four years, of hands-on experience in most states before an electrician is licensed and able to work independently. This number can increase for journeymen electricians or if the electrician wants to work on commercial projects. Some states require these tradesmen to pass an exam or receive certification. Beyond acquiring a license, electricians also need to have insurance. This protects the electrician’s equipment, tools and vehicles, and also insures them if something goes wrong.

When you think, “I don’t know any electricians near me,” don’t worry — Porch has you covered. All you need to provide is your ZIP code, contact details, and a description of the project involved, and Porch will match you with a qualified professional. They vet the contractors for you, so you can spend your time where it’s needed most.When you search for an electrician, it’s important to know what the job costs on average before contacting someone. From there, a simple Google search will give you the necessary information, but be sure to read reviews on the contractor before hiring anyone. You can sort reviews by the most recent first and see what people have been saying. A great contractor will have a high number of reviews, and maintain an average of 4.5 stars. Always ask the electrician about their licenses, how they bill, their estimated turnaround time, and whether they specialize in a specific type of job.Before you bring on a profession, check your appliances on other outlets to rule out faulty machines, and double-check that the breakers are on. The most common reasons to hire electricians are flickering lighting or faulty light switches (or if either of the two buzzes when activated). The circuit breaker could have an arc fault or trip whenever a specific appliance runs. Some circuit breakers are outdated, or the wires weren’t designed for the amount of power running through them. Hiring an electrical contractor is a great idea if you have an abnormally high electric bill or want more outlets in the home. A contractor will help you plan the best places for new outlets in the most efficient way possible.

An electrician generally costs between $60 to $100 per hour. The cost of an electrician will depend greatly upon the job, where you live, and what type of professional you hire. Higher costs of living and greater licensing fees also drive the price up. All that said, electrical work can be dangerous. A professional knows how to do the job safely, and they’re up to date on rules and regulations. There are several instances where an electrician may be needed. Common jobs are creating new outlets or light switches, installing phone lines and basic light fixtures, upgrading breakers and electrical circuits, fixing the wiring, installing a home generator, or even automating the home.

On average, a new light switch costs $125, and basic light fixtures cost between $80 to $200. Outlet installations can range from $200 to $750, while breakers and electrical panel installations range from $100 to $1,500. Adding a new phone line costs roughly $700, and recessed lighting costs roughly $800. Upgrading your electrical circuit can cost between $1,300 to $3,000, and installing new wiring can be anywhere from $1,200 to $18,000. Automating your home could cost between $5,000 to $9,000 while installing a generator costs around $2,000 to $10,000.

Some of these prices vary so wildly because no two homes are alike. An outlet that requires running wires through various rooms will cost more than a house where the wiring is simple and accessible. Old homes are harder to work with, and their electrical systems can be outdated. When you get a quote from a professional, be sure to ask him the reasons for the pricing. Materials cost more depending on where you live, which affects prices.

A switched outlet is a power outlet turned on or off via a switch. A variation of this is a half-hot outlet, or a duplex outlet, where the top plug is always ready to provide electricity, whereas the bottom plug doesn’t provide electricity unless you flip a switch. A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet can’t accomplish half-hot — it must be fully active or only run via a switch.

Before you do anything, turn the power off. If you’re modifying an existing outlet that’s more than a few years old, you might want to replace the outlet. Your outlet needs to match the amperage of your breaker. If your breaker puts out 20 amps, your outlet needs to be capable of handling exactly that. To prep the switch outlet, you’ll need to take the faceplate off and break the tab connecting the two brass screw-plates. Don’t break the one connecting the two silver screws.

In a nutshell, your hot and neutral wires (black and white, respectively) will both go to the switch. You’ll run a 14-3 wire from the box to the switch. You’ll need to pigtail the hotline and cap them with a marrette. Connect the pigtail and the remaining black wire to the outlet. Connect the neutral wire to the silver terminal on the other side. Each line has a copper line, which needs to be grounded to the grounding screw. Electrical work needs to be done correctly to work safely. If you’re uncertain about what you are doing, we highly recommend hiring an electrician. Electricity can cause a lot of damage if done incorrectly, and what seems like a simple task is often best left to professionals.

Outlet installations can cost, on average, $300. This price can be lower or significantly higher, depending on the job, location, and special features you need. Most of this cost goes to labor and ensures the job is done safely. A GFCI outlet will cost more to install, as materials are more expensive and more labor is involved.

Most outlets are generally cheap in terms of materials. A standard 120V outlet can be purchased for $4.00 on average. 2-Prong, 3-Prong, and higher voltage outlets (220V, 240V, 250V) range between $5.00 to $20.00 on the high end. A GFCI outlet, on average, is close to $20. Floor and smart outlets are more versatile, costing an average of $40.

If you want your electrician to replace the outlets, you expect a charge of around $55 per hour — but a skilled local electrician could replace as many as twelve outlets in a single hour. Installing new outlets takes up to two hours, depending on the location. Remember that you’ll also pay for the materials and wiring for new outlets, so these jobs cost roughly $150 to $225 per installation.

Many factors alter your costs. If your existing wiring is up to code and already in place, this will lower your costs. On the flip side, your costs will increase if your outlet is in a difficult location or needs more wiring, your costs will increase. If you need outlets to run large appliances, such as a dryer, or installing GFCI outlets, you’ll have a higher cost due to the expensive materials and the job’s complexity. Electricity is hazardous, and a professional is licensed and insured for the job. Beyond simply switching plate covers, it’s a good idea to hire an electrician.

The easy answer is yes, you can do some basic residential electrical work without a license. This answer varies state by state, so double-check regulations where you live. You can replace outlets, light switches, and even light fixtures. Regular switches are easy to replace with dimmer switches, and light fixtures are simple enough to replace with a ceiling fan. Other simple repairs include replacing a fuse or breaker inside an electrical panel. You can replace bathroom fans, hardwired smoke detectors, and appliances or install low-voltage outdoor lighting on your own.

Remember to cut the power before doing any electrical work. Most of these jobs require basic tools. For simple replacements, you can wire the new outlets or switches just as the old ones were. If you’re upgrading them, be certain to read and follow the directions. Replacing fuses and smoke detectors are quick and easy jobs, but replacing a breaker in your electrical panel is more complicated. Be cautious if you need to do this, as it’s often a sign of something wrong in the electrical system. It may be more efficient and effective in the long run to bring in a professional if there are underlying problems.

Not all residential electrical jobs can be done unlicensed. You’ll need a license if you want to upgrade or relocate your panel or upgrade to a 200 amp service. This is also true if you’re adding a new breaker or circuit or running new wiring for an outlet or switch. If you need to add a subpanel, you’ll also need to be licensed. For most electrical work, it’s imperative to stick with a professional if you’re uncomfortable or don’t understand the work. Electricity is dangerous, and you want to prioritize your health, your family’s health, and your home’s safety. Your local electricians will ensure the job is done correctly, which is worth every penny for the peace of mind.

Recent reviews for Bethlehem Electricians

17758

Dan did an awesome job with our kitchen rewire; we love the new dual-dimmer-switch light and ceiling fan.

- Leon Ingleright
17423

"It's refreshing to find a company that cares about its customers and service. The guys at CFelectric did the job quickly and efficiently — no hassles and no hazards."

- John Green
17430

Very professional; explained what problem was & corrected it. Very happy with service!

- Ann picciotti
27333

Dan was excellent! I contacted him through porch and responded right away and was able to come right over and helped me to pick out proper lighting from the store, installed my ceiling light with no existing wire on the 4th of july when nobody else in my ...

- Lisa Beaubien
204011

I used Hardie Home Improvement to move my laundry room. I cannot say enough good things about Scott and his company. Fairly priced, thorough, and did great work. Scott even came back out when the dryer stopped working - diagnosed a separate issue, then fi...

- Ryan Collins
131232

Scott added a deck to our home which took 4 months to complete. He measured wrong twice costing us a permit violation and never followed through with a final inspection to make sure all work was completed (it wasn’t).

- Glenn Quinty
91930

Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent work quality.

Scott took a look at the project the same day that I contacted him. He helped me to evaluate the cost of repairs verses replacement. He is very considerate and I look forward to being able to use his company on other in the future.

- David Dudgeon
79093

Hardie contacted me right after I sent my initial inquiry to Porch. We scheduled his site visit for noon on 1/25/17. He called two hours after the agreed upon time and said he was tied up on another job. We rescheduled his visit for noon on 1/27/17. He di...

- Edward Svetanoff
28334
102618

He did a great job

- Faith Egesi
354024

Thank you Jim J Electric for another wonderful job. It so nice to hire someone who takes such pride in their work. That's why I NEVER hesitate to recommend you to my family and friends(many who you have done work for) weather it was my recessed lights -...

- kathy phillips
68524

Hi - Rich was super! He responded quickly and was able to come next day to at least start project, which by the way he had never done before. Completed a portion of project under time lines agreed and then came back following week to finish. Rich was t...

- Joanne Pfitenmayer

Everything You Need to Know About Bethlehem Electricians

I’m searching for Electricians servicing my zip code in Bethlehem.

Many electricians provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Bethlehem. Browse through a sample of the Electricians in Bethlehem below to find the right professional in your area for your project. Remember to contact each of these professionals individually to ask about their prices, recent successful electrical services jobs, how they bill, and what licenses or permits they have or will have to get for your job:

  • R&R Electric And Remodeling:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 18951
  • JTL Electrical Contractor:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 18056
  • Storm Hill Electric & Communications:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 18301

If you weren't able to find the right electrician company that services your Bethlehem zip code, don't worry. Try contacting the company directly to ask them what surrounding areas they also service near Bethlehem.

My Electrical Services project in Bethlehem is really small. How much should I expect to spend?

The lowest price we could find for electrical services work in Bethlehem is about $129.00. You should expect to pay at least this much depending on the scope of your project.

Electrician work at this level can sometimes involve several steps or phases. Cost for every project will differ depending on the quality of Electrician you hire, the type of materials required and the timeframe that you want to finish within.

Who should I hire if I need Electrical Services in Bethlehem?

Right now there are about 300 companies in and around Bethlehem ready to help you with your electrical services project.

  • On average, electrical services projects in Bethlehem will cost you between $129.00 and $129.00. These costs are than the national average.

Below we've listed a few of the top Electricians on Porch:

  • K & K Electrical
    • J & M Electric
      • Hartmann Electrical Contracting, Inc.

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        Porch Pro Headshot ARS ELECTRIC
        Electricians
        Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
        (2)
        ARS Electric is a family owned Electrical Service company now based in Quakertown PA, ARS Electric offers Quality Electrical work, Phone Line Install or Repair, Cable TV Install or repair, Home Theater Speakers Installed (5.1 or 7.1) at Affordable prices. if you need something added or repaired in y...Read more about ARS ELECTRIC
        ARS Electric is a family owned Electrical Service company now based in Quakertown PA, ARS Electric offers Quality Electrical work, Phone Line Install or Repair, Cable TV Install or repair, Home Theater Speakers Installed (5.1 or 7.1) at Affordable prices. if you need something added or repaired in y...Read more about ARS ELECTRIC
        Porch Pro Headshot Doelp Electric
        Electricians
        Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
        (4)
        Give your home's exterior a makeover with an outdoor lighting service from Doelp Electric in Quakertown.
        Give your home's exterior a makeover with an outdoor lighting service from Doelp Electric in Quakertown.
        Porch Pro Headshot C W & Sons Electrical
        Electricians
        Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
        CW and Sons Electrical is a family owned and operated contractor that provides electrical services to a variety of clients. We wire houses and businesses, offer routine maintenance, and perform preventive/precautionary/predictive work. CW and Sons is a member of Electrical Contractors of Lehigh Vall...Read more about C W & Sons Electrical
        CW and Sons Electrical is a family owned and operated contractor that provides electrical services to a variety of clients. We wire houses and businesses, offer routine maintenance, and perform preventive/precautionary/predictive work. CW and Sons is a member of Electrical Contractors of Lehigh Vall...Read more about C W & Sons Electrical
        Porch Pro Headshot New Era Electric LLC
        Electricians
        Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
        New Era Electric is based out of Bethlehem PA. We are fully licensed and insured. We do Residential and Light Commercial work. New Era Electric is a company that is all about safety for the customer. We make sure you are satisfied with the work completed for you. We are clean, courteous and re...Read more about New Era Electric LLC
        New Era Electric is based out of Bethlehem PA. We are fully licensed and insured. We do Residential and Light Commercial work. New Era Electric is a company that is all about safety for the customer. We make sure you are satisfied with the work completed for you. We are clean, courteous and re...Read more about New Era Electric LLC
        Porch Pro Headshot Sunpro Electric LLC
        Electricians
        Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
        (3)
        Porch Pro Headshot Gabel Electric LLC
        Electricians
        Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
        (2)
        Gabel Electric LLC founded in 2016. Small locally owned business. I have over 14 years experience in the trade. For all your electrical needs, please contact me.
        Gabel Electric LLC founded in 2016. Small locally owned business. I have over 14 years experience in the trade. For all your electrical needs, please contact me.
        Porch Pro Headshot Constructive solutions
        Electricians
        Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
        We handle all remodeling and handyman services
        We handle all remodeling and handyman services
        Porch Pro Headshot Allentown Electric Inc
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        Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
        Porch Pro Headshot Abacus Electric Co.
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        Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
        Porch Pro Headshot Fisher Electric/Plumbing/HVAC
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        Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
        Porch Pro Headshot Jeff Werkheiser Electric Inc
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        Serves Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
        Porch Pro Headshot Blue Mountain Electric &Telecommunictions LLC
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        Porch Pro Headshot Mike's Electrical Service Inc
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        Latest projects near Bethlehem

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        Bethlehem 18017
        Electrical
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        I'm flexible
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        Install something new
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        Something else
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        Doorbell camera install that I can see what is going on at my front door.
        Bethlehem 18015
        Electrical Inspection
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        I'm flexible
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        Home safety
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        Single family residence
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        0-1,500 sq ft
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        11-20 years
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        None of the above
        Bethlehem 18020
        Electrical Inspection
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        I'm flexible
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        Repair or troubleshooting
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        I just need an electrical inspection
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        please ask customer for more info
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        Bethlehem 18015
        Thermostat Replacement and Repair
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        My thermostat just stopped working and its very cold in my house.
        Bethlehem 18020
        Lighting Replacement
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        I'm flexible
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        Replacement or upgrade
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        Indoor lighting
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        Replace existing lighting
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        1
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        Chandelier
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        Bethlehem 18015
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        Bethlehem 18017
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