People choose to install recessed lighting for many reasons. They can brighten dark corners in large spaces. They can highlight work areas. Not only do they offer practicality, but also they provide aesthetic appeal. With dimmer functionality, they can even improve the ambiance of your room. Learn more about the benefits of recessed lighting.
Installing Recessed Lighting
Lights should be installed throughout a room to provide even and clean lighting. Well-placed recessed lighting can be used in the following ways:
- In multipurpose great rooms with dimmers for added versatility
- As accent lighting in dark rooms
- For task lighting in kitchens and baths to help with extra illumination
- To spotlight walls or other decorative elements or artwork
- With wall-washing, an interior design technique that uses lights to make the space look and feel larger
The amount of lighting you will need is dependent on the size of your room. You should use one recessed light for each four to six square foot section of your ceiling. You can also use recessed lighting to accent the perimeter of your room while preventing any shadows. Your lights should be set approximately 12 to 18 inches apart.
If you are interested in installing this type of lighting, start by contacting a local electrician. Your chosen contractor will assess your ceiling to determine whether or not you have the right overhead structure for recessed lights. They will check the statues of any ceiling insulation and will see if it’s possible, in your home, to install these lights in the current ceiling, or if it would have had to be a part of a new ceiling build.
Contact Tim Kyle Electric
If you have been thinking about recessed lighting for your home, call Tim Kyle Electric, electrician in Cockeysville, to transform your dreams into reality. Recessed lights can be easy to install. Plus, they will brighten your space without having too much “clutter” hanging above your head. Contact us today!