Sunday, September 18, 2011

Recessed Lighting - Things to Consider

Recessed lighting can add appeal to any room. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing you recessed lighting setup!

  • Be careful about relying on recessed lighting alone. With no other form of lighting in a room, recessed lighting can make the room appear bland. 
  • If you're planning to use recessed downlights in the bathroom, try adding light facing in from the sides of the mirror. This can help to avoid dramatic and unflattering light while you're in the bathroom. 
  • Be careful not to place the lights too far from the walls. Doing so doesn't allow the beam of light to hit the wall and can create a cave-like, dark feeling.
  • Mark the lighting fixtures on your ceiling before making and cuts or installations. This can give you a better idea of what to expect when the lights are installed.
  • Lamps are important too. Although recessed lighting is desirable and elegant, you should still employ the use of a regular lamp for activities such as reading.
  • Do not place your lights just above the blades of a fan. When the fan is turned on, this can cause a strobe effect.
For more information or to get started on your recessed lighting project, contact us at BSD Electric!

Source: HomeStyleChoices

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