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12-03-2019
5 Benefits of LED Recessed Lighting

 Pot lights, otherwise known as recessed lights, are an innovative, stylish and functional lighting solution that gives your home a more modern look. These lights are a rising trend in home décor, with many homeowners having them installed in new construction homes or retrofitted into and older home. Of course, with any electrical work, it’s best to hire an electric company in Toronto to perform the lighting installation for you. Here are five benefits to having recessed lighting—LED recessed lighting to be exact—installed in your home:

 

1. Strategic Lighting Placement

The number of pot lights and the spacing between them can be used to light a space strategically. Recessed lighting can be placed directly above a feature that you wish to highlight, or they can be concentrated in certain areas that may require more intense lighting. Pot lights can even be used to make a room feel bigger.

 

2. Placement Flexibility

As each pot light can be installed as an independently functioning unit, they can be installed anywhere. Lighting retrofits are made easier with this type of light fixture as installation by an electric company in Toronto only consists of creating holes in the ceiling for wiring. Pot lights can also be installed near insulation if they are IC housing rated.

 

3. Resilience

Recessed lighting can be designed to withstand moisture and humidity. These conditions are typical of washroom and kitchen areas, and light fixtures that are not resilient to these conditions are likely to incur damage over time. Waterproofed pot lights can even be installed in showers to improve visibility. You can also have weather-resistant pot lights installed around the exterior of your home.

 

4. Energy Efficiency

You should choose to have LED lights installed in your home by an electric company in Toronto, as opposed to regular pot lights, because they come with the additional benefit of reduced energy usage. The LED lights use around 85% less energy than incandescent light bulbs, and they last up to 25 times longer—both of which amounts to monetary savings!

 

5. A Dimmable Option

These lights provide even further control in that they are dimmable. Homeowners can have an electric company in Toronto install pot lights with a dimming option to save on energy, or to control the lighting intensity in a room for purposes such as reading, napping or watching movies.

 

While you’ll find many a DIY instructional blog to teach you how to install LED recessed lights yourself, it’s in your best interest to have this done licensed electricians, such as the ones we provide. This is because installing lights requires manipulation of wiring, which is a risky endeavor for someone who is inexperienced.

 

At Astron Electric, we have built a reputation over the last 35 years as an electric company in Toronto that delivers high-quality services at competitive rates. We are experienced innovators in lighting installation, and we aim to bring efficiency and a clean, modern aesthetic to our work. Contact us today for customized lighting installations that suit your precise tastes!

 


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