Recessed lighting is an attractive way to illuminate a room without harsh lamps or traditional light fixtures. Because they are installed flush against the ceiling’s surface, they may even give the room a larger feel, regardless of how small it is. The cost of recessed lighting is the biggest reason homeowners’ avoid it, but once you take a look at the benefits, you may consider it a worthwhile investment.
Advantages of Using Recessed Lighting
Recessed lighting can be used in almost any room in the house. They are most popular in main living spaces, but are also useful in kitchens and bathrooms. Placing them in home-based theater rooms and even basements can open up the space and put you in control of how much (or how little) lighting you want. Just some of the advantages of installing recessed lighting include:
- Naturally Increases the Space – Recessed lighting creates a wall-washing effect. That means that it casts more light throughout the room, opening it up naturally. Proper spacing is key to making the room feel larger than it really is.
- Accenting – If you have a sculpture or feature in your home you would like to highlight, recessed lighting creates a soft glow that accentuates the beauty of that feature. Unlike track lights, recessed lights are hidden from sight, so they do not take away from the piece you are highlighting.
- Weight – Recessed lights are versatile and do not need to be secured into the ceiling’s joists or wall studs. Essentially, they float from above, making them much less costly to install.
- Aesthetically Pleasing – Because they are so versatile, recessed lights can be adjusted to create ambient lighting or even a spotlight in certain areas of the home. For example, brighter bulbs can be used in kitchens and bathrooms, while softer lights can be used in bedrooms and living spaces.
JLC Electrical Contractors offers recessed lighting products and expert installation. Whether you want to brighten up your family room or add soft lights to a new theater room in the basement, we can help. Our skilled electrical contractors handle everything from design to wiring to installation.
Call 732-332-1100 or fill out an online contact form to speak with one of our technicians today. Get a quote for recessed lighting fixtures in your home or learn more about our electrical services.