3 Considerations for Recessed Light Installation

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Recessed lighting is a modern, sleek, and versatile trend in home lighting design. Not only do recessed lights add to the ambiance and aesthetic of a space, but they can also be much more energy efficient than conventional lighting, thanks to LED options.

3 Considerations for Recessed Light Installation

If you’re thinking about a new lighting project in your home, here are 3 things to consider with a recessed light installation:

  1. Ceiling Compatibility – Because recessed lights are installed into the ceiling, it’s important to consider your ceiling depth, type, and heat exposure. There are various recessed lighting fixtures to accommodate these different elements. A certified electrician will take all these factors into account when planning your recessed light installation.
  2. Lighting Purpose – Will your recessed lights be used for added ambiance? Are they needed for task-centered areas, such as kitchen workspaces? Are they purely decorative? Your intention for your recessed lighting will guide what types of lights to use and where to place them.
  3. Codes, Permits, and Circuits – There is more to a recessed light installation than sticking a fixture in the ceiling. Many homeowner’s associations and local municipalities require adherence to safety codes and may necessitate obtaining permits before your installation. Consideration must also always be given to the home’s circuitry to install new lighting safely. Working with a professional electrician will take any guesswork out of these considerations.

Recessed lighting projects require careful planning and consideration to add safe and effective lighting to your home. If you’re ready to move forward with your recessed lighting plans, give our experienced team a call. We’ll ensure your new lighting is safe, attractive, and up to code.