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Recessed Lighting Tips

Recessed Lighting Tips

A light fixture installed into a hollow opening in a ceiling is called recessed light, thus having an illusion that a light is shining from a hole in the ceiling where the light is concentrated in a downward direction either as a broad floodlight or narrow spotlight. This is ideal for building a new home, redesigning and an essential in functional designing.

Interior designer chooses it because of its clean, streamlined look. It also can be used if an owner wishes to highlight for example a painting or a specific part of a space and creates an illusion of a bigger and wider space.

Unlike traditional ceiling, which are usually placed right in the center of the room, are often placed near the edges of the room. Certain rules must be observed though when installing recessed lighting fixtures. Normally, 4-inch fixtures should generally be placed at least 4 feet apart. Whatever the diameter of the lighting fixture, it also corresponds how many feet should the next lighting fixture must be placed, so a 6-inch fixtures about 6 feet apart and so on.

Fixtures that are placed too close together in rows will make your space looks like an airport runway. As for highlighting purposes, for example a family portrait, the fixture should be a foot away from the wall pointed in that direction and adjustable eyeball can be aimed at the family portrait for a more dramatic effect, for a three-dimensional object such as a fireplace, sculpture, or flower arrangement with recessed lighting, it is more effective to light it from two or three different angles.

Though recessed Lighting connotes a simple design and style, a designer can still have a decorative rim around the light. If you want it low-key avoid installing decorative covers.

Caution should be observed when installing a recessed system in your home, an advice from an experienced electrical salesperson on what parts are needed for your space including special wiring, transformer and bulbs to be used.