Innovative & Energy Efficient Lighting
For a simple and sleek design to light up your home, choose recessed lighting. This is the cutting edge of interior design that has remodelers all over begging for the chance to install. Recessed lighting embeds low-profile illumination fixtures in the ceiling. There are no cords, no shades and no dangling lamps that crash into your head. Homeowners choose recessed lighting for its affordability, ease of placement and superior lighting.
Recessed lighting is simply a light fixture installed in customized hollow openings in a ceiling. They are hidden in plain sight and can be installed in any room in or outside the house. Its concentration of light directs downward and provides a glow that can be set from dim to golden brightness. Its most rewarding feature is its design ensures no flammable materials come into contact with hot lighting fixture. All new recessed lighting designs also contain a self-resetting thermal switch which allows safety against fire hazards. It can also increase the amount of light in a room as opposed to traditional lighting fixtures.
What are the benefits of recessed lighting?
Either the home is being built from scratch or the old home is going through some much needed remodeling, recessed lighting can be a key component in function and style. The fixtures are sunken into the ceiling and do not take away head space, so the taller people in the family do not have to worry about ducking low to avoid hitting lamps and chandeliers. They may appear like a high quality spotlight, but they do not give off the unforgiving heat like traditional spotlights which keeps rooms cooler in the summer. The advantages of recessed lighting include:
- Energy efficient, (Use of dimmer switch reduces electric usage)
- Lights are hidden and can be installed anywhere
- Rooms feel more open and spacious
- Electrical wiring is hidden in attic
- Ability to highlight specific areas of the room or accentuate decor and artwork
- Offered in customizable trim to match room design
Most energy efficient parts are made available in retail stores that allow for lower voltage use than other lighting options. A dimmer switch makes savings even more effective and even lowers emissions.
The fixtures can be installed anywhere with a flat surface and electrical access such as vaulted or sloped ceilings, walls, stairways, porches, patios, pools and ponds.
Recessed lighting also acts as a showcase for display of art or architecture in the home. It can also make tasks in the house easier with controlled brightness in the bathroom, kitchen, garage, laundry room, home office or den.
The visible portion of the light casting can be made available in decorative custom colors or mirror-like reflective surfaces.
Recessed light fixtures often use 75 to 100 watt incandescent floodlight bulbs, but if they are replaced with 50 watt halogen floodlight bulbs they produce 50 to 100 percent in energy savings, and have a longer lifespan.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, recessed lights installed in insulated ceilings should be installed in air-tight fixtures. This is to prevent from warm air entering through attics. The housing should be sealed to block the escape of cool and conditioned air to escape into the attic. Otherwise, resulting in wasted energy for an unused area of the home.
For a professional and clean finish, hire a certified electrician to complete the handy work. Nothing is better than a spotless and crisp installation job well done.
An innovative Way to Improve the Lighting in Your Home
Visit Bees Lighting for a wide variety of dimmable and energy efficient recessed lighting fixtures. Stylish and smooth-fit products are made affordable on any budget. Get started on your next home project and start with the ceiling, get that lavish look with recessed lighting.