Why use recessed lighting?

Recessed lighting is a great way to illuminate a room using a minimalistic approach that avoids clutter. Recessed lighting is a versatile means of providing both ambient and task lighting to just about any area in your home. These lights are mounted in the ceiling. If you don't like the look of a round, white light fixture, there are other choices available. You can find recessed lights with trim rings in different colors or metallic finishes. You can even get square lights, if the round-style is too plain or conventional for you.

There are three types of lighting you can use to illuminate your home and they're based on the kind of light bulb they use. They are incandescent, fluorescent and LED. Many homeowners want to use recessed lighting to create a focal point such as Illuminating artwork. AJP Electric can help you choose the right lighting elements such as gimbal fixtures that rotate, revolve and swivel, so you can focus the light exactly where you want it and even change your focal point when you change your home decor.

Homeowners may think that they can safely do it themselves, but many are unaware of the code requirements based on where you want your lighting. Recessed lights come in two flavors: Insulation contact (IC) and non-insulation contact (Non-IC). Non-IC recessed lighting generates too much heat to safely remain in contact with insulation or any building material. IC rated fixtures are very common in northeastern homes since we use blown insulation in the attic, these canned units provide the proper housing for safe usage. All recessed fixtures are to be installed based on the regulations of your local municipality. Over the years, these fixtures have undergone improvement to ensure their safety, efficiency and ease of installation. Proper installation is required to reduce their fire hazard but also to prevent:

  • condensation build-up
  • mould growth and
  • to minimize drafts
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