Have you ever looked up at the ceiling in a friend’s home and noticed lights in the ceiling? They are usually a beautifully hidden lighting accent that makes everything look amazing. This is recessed lighting. Recessed lighting is a light fixture actually secured into a small hollowed opening in the ceiling. It includes the housing, the trim, and of course the bulb. They are often a modern way to light a room and provide a wonderfully warm ambiance.
Recessed Lighting Installation
Lighting Efficiency with Recessed Lighting
There Many Uses for Recessed Lighting
- Accent Lighting
- Task Lighting in kitchens and baths
- Spotlighting for decorative art or an accent wall
- Downlighting to brighten a room
- Wall washing, or using lights to make a space look bigger and even feel larger.
However, recessed lighting cannot be installed prior to certain requirements being met. First, you must determine the type of housing that best suits your home. This, among other factors, is usually based on the slope of the ceiling, material, and insulation.
You must then determine the number of fixtures your room requires for the purpose. This takes numerous factors into accounts, such as square footage, bulb wattage, ceiling height, visibility desired, and existing light. In addition, you must consider the type of light, as LED lights are lower wattage that produce more light than a halogen bulb.
The next step is to determine the proper spacing for the lights. They must be evenly spaced and maintain a balanced look while performing the job a light should perform. This also takes into account the room in which the lighting will be installed to ensure the bulbs are not damaged and work properly, even in a high moisture environment.
Finally, you need to make sure the electrical system will not overload. Wiring is a precise science that to ensure safety and efficiency should always be done by a professional. CME Electric is the perfect team of professionals to help install your recessed lighting and all of its bells and whistles.
We can help you choose between the following lighting features:
- Energy Star
- Line Voltage
- Low Voltage Halogen
- Standard Halogen
- Fine Barrier Housings
- Multiple Recessed Spots
- Swivel Lighting
- Down Lighting
- LED Swivel Lighting
CME Electric’s electricians can help you find the best options for your recessed lighting project, install the hardware, and make sure everything is in perfect working order, without breaking the bank or your electrical system. Contact us today to start the conversation!