Light has more of an impact on our lives than most realize. It helps regulate our “body clock” (aka our circadian rhythm), keeps us safer at night, allows us to function in dark buildings and locations, and even sets the mood. How many times have you imagined what a day would be like without the sun? Dreary indeed, and most of our plant-based food sources need it in order to grow too. Lights can also help to make recreational events more successful, like a concert or even a date for example.
So why not install recessed lighting in your home? There are no cords, no cables, and they can help make your residence more relaxing and appealing. There are many choices for every taste as well! The following St. Louis Electrician Blog entry can help you decide which type is right for you. Dunedin Electric would love to make it happen for you too, so just say the word and we’ll be there!
Have you ever walked into someone’s home and thought to yourself, “wow the lighting in here is wonderful”! You can get a spectacular lighting ambience too with recessed lighting. Recessed lighting can provide dramatic, low-profile illumination for every room of the house. These fixtures are embedded into the ceiling, so there are no dangling cords, switches or lampshades to interrupt your view. Different varieties of recessed lighting can provide ambient, accent, task and flood lighting depending on their bulbs, housing and trim.
Designers and homeowners choose recessed lighting when they want something sleek, functional and affordable. This option is all but invisible since the fixture, light bulb and wiring are all tucked away inside the ceiling. What is visible to the eye are glowing discs of light directed at a countertop, working area, artwork and decor or shelving. Recessed lighting offers a clean, streamlined look in your home. It can increase the amount of light in a room, highlight special features, and open up spaces so they look and feel bigger. Get the refined ambiance you have been waiting for with new recessed lighting for your home. Whether you want recessed lighting on flat or sloped ceiling, under cabinets of in entry ways, Cain Electric has you covered.
Find out what type of recessed lighting is right for you.
- Incandescent – These lights are great for general lighting. They are commonly known as “A” bulbs and are relatively inexpensive.
- Energy Star® – These lights help to save you money because they reduce energy consumption. Energy Star® lights not only help protect the environment, they use 75% less energy and last ten times as long as regular lights.
- Fluorescent – These lights are ideal for office and commercial settings. Fluorescent lights provide reduced glare and increased operating efficiency.
- Line Voltage – Line voltage lights are less expensive to purchase, but they do not run as efficiently as low voltage lights. In addition you can use regular dimmers instead of special dimmers with line voltage lights.
- Low Voltage Halogen – Low voltage bulbs have a longer life and can put out more light with less energy than incandescent bulbs, but these require special housing and the use of transformers.
- Standard Halogen – These lights offer a bright white light that is available in two separate styles: flood and spotlight.
- Fire Barrier Housing – This is a great way to meet fire codes with recessed lighting. This housing box surrounds the light and helps maintain and control heat exposure from a fire.
- Multiple Recessed Spots – Provide a contemporary and aesthetically pleasing alternative to track lighting. These lights are available two to four spot arrangements.
- Swivel Lighting – These lights can be repositioned to highlight different areas. Use swivel lights for task lighting or accentuating artwork and architecture.
- Down Lighting – These lights focus straight down and are often used to light up rooms. For the best effect the area illuminated by each down light should overlap.
- LED Swivel Lighting – LED Lights run very efficiently, are long lasting and do not heat up like other bulbs.