Recessed lighting can make a standard kitchen or dining area look like something out of a design magazine – at a fraction of the cost of a full kitchen makeover. Because recessed lighting may be used to replace bulky, obtrusive fixtures, it often results in clean, uncluttered, sleek appearance. To get the modern look you’ve been wanting, consider track or recessed lighting to change the ambiance of a room and accentuate the features you want all your guests to see.
Recessed lighting is just as it sounds – the light is situated within the ceiling (rather than hanging from the ceiling) to create the effect of the light coming through a space in the roof. The type of lighting housing is selected based on whether it will be in contact with the ceiling insulation and also whether it will be installed before the ceiling is in place (e.g. during a renovation or new construction) or into an existing ceiling. With existing construction, if there is an attic or other access space directly above the installation area, then the electrician will be able to easily place the housing with minimal disruption to the existing ceiling. Alternatively, canless disc light fixtures are often an option – this type of recessed light does not require a housing or j-box.
Regardless of the type of recessed light selected, installation does require cutting into an existing ceiling, as well as new wiring and sometimes an electric panel upgrade. Since any mistakes could lead to a dangerous shock or a fire hazard, it is very important that recessed lighting installation only be performed by a licensed, professional electrician.
Milton Electric can help with your recessed lighting project from design to safe installation. Specifically, we will:
- Identify the best areas to install recessed lighting.
- Advise on LED vs. incandescent lighting fixtures.
- Advise on traditional can (or pot) light fixtures vs. canless disc light fixtures.
- Advise on recessed lighting selection for wet areas (e.g. showers).
- Suggest areas where a dimmer will add ambiance and convenience.
- Help you choose the optimal color temperatures and lumen outputs for your home.
- Create the look you desire while keeping your budget in mind.
If you’re interested in adding recessed lighting to your home or office, give Milton Electric a call at 410-276-3420, or complete the form below. We’ve installed thousands of recessed lights in homes and commercial buildings throughout the Baltimore area, and we’d love to help bring your vision to life.