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Recessed Lighting

Whether you’re remodeling your entire home or just one room, one of the features you might consider changing is the lighting. As a homeowner, you’ll find that there are many benefits to a recessed lighting installation. As you plan to install this type of lighting, learning more about the use of recessed lights will help you get the best results. Poss Electric can help design the lighting installation for your Woodstock, GA, home. We’ll create plans for your recessed, or can, lighting and provide fixtures that look great and function well.  Recessed Lighting

What Is Recessed Lighting?

A recessed light is a fixture that is set within the ceiling, wall, or cabinet. The light’s housing is cylindrical, which is why this type of fixture is also commonly known as can lighting. The bulb is set inside the cylinder and sealed in place.  The decorative components of the light are known as trim, and they can be designed to accommodate just about any style. The type of trim you choose will affect the recessed lighting cost, so it’s important to explore a variety of options.

Know the Advantages of Can Lighting

Because recessed lighting is set inside the ceiling or wall, it’s protected against accidental damage. Once you cover the initial recessed lighting cost, you can trust the durability of this fixture.  While we do offer recessed lighting repair services, you probably won’t need them. Other than changing the bulb, you won’t have to worry about recessed lighting repair or maintenance. Here are a few more benefits of recessed lighting:
  • Greater energy efficiency when using LED light bulbs
  • Flexible installation, including sloped or confined surfaces
  • Broad range of trim style options 
  • Higher appearance for low ceilings
  • Wider area covered by lighting
You’ll also find that your recessed lighting installation is something that will last a lifetime. Even though decorating styles and trends come and go, recessed lights will never look out of place. If you do want to update their appearance, we can help you change the trim style.

How to Use Recessed Lighting in Your Woodstock, GA, Kitchen

When installing recessed lighting in your Woodstock, GA, kitchen, the placement of the fixtures is especially important. You should install the fixtures in locations where you’ll need the most direct lighting. Optimal places are above countertops, tables, and other food prep areas.   The recessed lights can be used alone, or you can supplement them with additional lighting fixtures.  When calculating the number of lights needed in a kitchen space, a good rule of thumb is to add one fixture for every four to six feet of surface space on your ceiling. Additionally, placing lights closer to the walls will better illuminate food prep areas without casting unwanted shadows. Be sure to keep the fixtures 12 inches apart from one another. The fixtures should also be placed a minimum of 12 inches away from connecting walls. 

How Can Lighting Is Used Differently in a Living Room

You can save a little money on your recessed lighting cost when it comes to installing it in a living room or entertainment area. This is because you may only want the lighting for ambiance in these rooms, as opposed to needing brighter light for food preparation tasks in the kitchen.  The space one 40-watt bulb covers is 1.5 feet. To calculate the number of lights you’ll need, multiply the area of the room by 1.5 and divide by the wattage you’re using. For example, a 20-foot by 15-foot room would use this formula: 20 x 15 x 1.5 = 450 / 40 = 11.25. You’ll need 12 40-watt bulbs to light a room of this size. Since recessed lighting fixtures don’t burn as brightly as other types of lighting in a casual setting, you’ll also reduce your need for repairs. You can supplement the lighting with additional fixtures if you find the can lighting doesn’t provide enough illumination in your Woodstock, GA, home.  Contact us to evaluate your lighting needs and your home’s ability to handle the supplemental lighting.

Need Help with Your Lighting in Woodstock, GA?

Whether you want to schedule a recessed lighting installation or you need other electrical work in your Woodstock, GA, home, contact Poss Electric.  Our certified and experienced electricians use state-of-the-art equipment and supplies to provide top-quality service. Call us today for an evaluation of your home’s electrical system.