Recessed stair lights can be used on either indoor or outdoor staircases. They are particularly effective when used on outdoor staircases and decking as they provide a gentler, less intrusive form of lighting compared to the usual overhead outdoor floodlights. The following is some help and tips on how to deal with recessed stair lights installation, the process is the same for either indoor or outdoor lights.
Lighting is very important in a home. Different types of lighting will affect the over-all appearance of a room. It is amazing what a dramatic change you can make in a room instantly with different types of lighting. The amount of light that comes into a room creates various shadows and even can set the mood for the room’s decor and use.
Natural lighting is probably one of the most popular forms of lighting. Not only is natural lighting free but it creates a warm and inviting mood for virtually any room. There are several ways to achieve natural lighting in a room.
Many home owners find that can lights are a wonderful way to remodel a room and even lower energy bills. The good news is that virtually anyone can install can lights in their home to increase the home’s value and to use as alternative lighting.
Gone are the days of lighting a room strictly with table lamps and other bulky lighting sources. You can create an entire new look in a room with can lights that give the room a modern look and a soft glow.
Low voltage lighting has become very popular for outdoor lighting and lately it has been coming indoors. Using low voltage lighting indoors will save money, obviously, because less voltage is being used.
But your electricity is delivered as line voltage, 120 Volts; how is low voltage achieved? The answer is that a step down transformer is used – this will take your 120 volts and drop it down to 12 volts.
Common Indoor Applications for Low Voltage Lighting
Recessed lighting first became really popular and mainstream in the 1980’s with the advent of vaulted ceilings and all that came with them. These lights were great; they presented a smooth, sleek ceiling surface and they in many cases, could be directed without the use of a rail system.
Today they are still popular given the abundance of “atrium” living rooms in the current architecture, but the topic of recessed lighting safety is still just as relevant as it ever was.
The History of Recessed Lighting