If you’ve been relying on natural light and one overhead fixture to supply illumination in your kitchen area, you may have noticed a trend – namely, you only have decent lighting at certain times of the day, not to mention certain kinds of weather! When it comes to countertops, you need good lighting to work, make meals, clean up… and installing undercounter halogen lighting is the best solution to resolve this issue.
When it comes to spacing recessed lights, it can be a challenge determining exactly how you want the room to look. First things first, you’ll have to decide what jobs the lights are needed for in the room, and where shadows are unacceptable. Also, before actually installing the lights, determine whether you need a permit before you can continue with the electrical work. Finally, remember that insulation must be at least 3” away from any recessed lights, in order to avoid fire from overheating.
Soffit lighting is a great way to utilize the natural features of a room. Soffit material that has been build around ventilation ducts and piping is unavoidable. Since you can’t make it go away, you might as well use it to your advantage. It makes a great natural staging point for dramatic effect lighting of several different types.
The most popular option for soffit lighting is track lighting. Track lighting is popular because the lighting configuration can be focused and changed to meet the decorating needs of your space. The ability to turn the individual lights around 360 degrees, as well as slide them up and down the track makes the possibilities with track lighting virtually limitless.
Wireless recessed lighting is a great lighting solution in any room that is used for multiple purposes. Recessed lighting with a dimmer switch that is controlled by a wireless remote allows you to completely change the feel and ambiance of a room without ever getting off the couch.
If you’ve been playing a game with your kids in a brightly lit room but they suddenly start to get sleepy, you can simply lower the lights as they get cozy and start to head to sleep. If you’ve spent the evening entertaining guests, but now they’ve gone and it’s just you and your date, well you can lower the lights to dramatically change the atmosphere and mood of the room. The possible uses and benefits are endless.
The use of low voltage lighting indoors offers several unique solutions to common indoor lighting problems. Low voltage lighting can be used to create soft areas of focused light that do not bleed into other areas of the room, thus allowing to you to create varying quantities of light within a single space. This helps you highlight certain areas of a space, while leaving others in shadow.
Another common use for indoor low voltage lighting is as a spotlight of sorts. Often used in homes that feature prominent works of art, these lighting solutions can be positioned in a number of different ways to draw the eyes of your guess right to the pieces of which you are the most proud.