Residential Lighting – Recessed Lights

Jun 15, 2022 | Lighting

Why Choose Recessed Lighting?

Recessed lighting is the most practical and functional way to light your home. The versatility of this style gives you a plethora of options for lighting your home. It’s great for providing ambient light in a variety of spaces, as well as accent lighting to highlight furniture, artwork or the wall itself. It’s easy to see why recessed lighting is the most popular residential lighting choice.

Recessed bulbs are energy efficient and last longer than regular light bulbs - so you’re saving money in more ways than one. With plenty of options in trim and casing, recessed lighting can work in any room of your home. Whether you’re remodeling, building new, or just want to change a room or two, recessed lighting is the perfect way to give your space a clean and modern look.

Because the lights sit flush with the ceiling, your room will look larger! And, thanks to advances in technology, you can even control the color of your lighting. There are fun colors like blues, purples, reds, and greens, but you can also control the type of white light your LED recessed lights give off. Whether you prefer a bright white light, or a softer warmer glow, there’s no need to switch bulbs - it can all be controlled with a touch of a button, the sound of your voice, the flick of a Smart Switch or a tap on your phone.

And that’s not all you can do! You can also create different customized settings for each room - all controlled by a Smart Switch or your phone. You might have a setting for “Movies”, “Entertaining” or “Conversation.” One of our favorite settings is an “Away” setting. Turn on certain lights in your home from your phone if you’re out later than expected. It’s a small little extra security these Smart Lights give you!

If you want to know about all the Smart Home Features we can help install, check out this blog post next.

What recessed lighting does my home need?

There are several factors that must be considered when selecting the recessed lighting for your home. We will happily walk you through every decision and make the recommendations for the best lighting for your space. But, in general, here’s what we look at.

1. Types of Recessed Lighting

Of course, there is the obvious ceiling lighting. But recessed lights can also go in the walls and in the ground. Placements of the lights depend on whether we are setting general/ambient lighting, accent or spot lighting, or wall washing (for a less harsh way to illuminate an entire room). Depending on the space and the ambience you want for the room, we will help you decide what lights should be placed where.

2. The Components

Recessed lights consist of a housing and a trim. The housing is what is recessed into the ceiling (or wall or floor) and that depends on whether we are doing a remodel or new construction. The trim is what is visible and will set the tone of the room.

3. Placement and Size of Lighting

Each room in your home serves a different purpose. Therefore, the lighting will be slightly different for each room as well. For example, living rooms require a lower level of ambient lighting than a kitchen. Bathrooms require a smaller light than a bedroom or dining room. We will work with you to not only determine the lighting you want in each room, but we will also make sure that your recessed lights are spaced evenly and thoroughly in each room to give you maximum efficiency.

Ready to shine a light in your home? We’re happy to start the conversation! Contact us today!

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