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The Best Layout for Your Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting can be a great lighting option in most homes. This type of ceiling light is out of the way, beautiful, and functional at the same time. When considering lighting options, get professional advice on the project from start to finish. Read on to learn more from Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling, residential electrician in Baltimore County.

Tips for Recessed Lighting Installation

Before you decide where you want your recessed lighting place, choose a focal point within the room. You can then work your way out from that central area. For example, if you want extra lights over a reading chair, make sure they are positioned there first and then you can place lights a certain distance apart from that point.

Also, consider the height of your ceiling to help determine how far apart you want your lights to be. For example, with a 9′ ceiling divide that distance in half to place lights approximately 4.5′ apart from one another. Shorter ceilings will need to have lights closer together. In addition, you don’t want to have shadows in the corner. To avoid this, place lights 3′ away from the wall to give you a visual effect. The room should look larger and brighter, not smaller and darker, with a recessed lighting scheme.

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Deceptively simple, recessed lighting is installed in the ceiling itself so that it gives the effect of light coming from somewhere above. It provides beautiful light coverage of any space, providing particular attractiveness to kitchens, as it shines a light on a space that is always so busy and usually full of people. To have your ceiling accessed for recessed lighting, contact Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling. We can start by assessing the statues of any ceiling insulation and determining if it’s possible to install these lights in the current ceiling. Contact us to learn more!

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