The kind of lighting that you choose for your living spaces can affect many facets of your life at home. Having pot lights installed has many benefits, both functional and aesthetic. Often called recessed lighting, these are lights embedded into walls and ceilings, with all of the electrical components hidden so that all that is visible are the outer trim and the light shining through an opening. These lights give spaces a modern look and feel, making them a great addition to any area as they brighten up the darkest rooms. Installed in both interior and exterior spaces, pot lights are highly customizable and can be personalized to suit your needs and tastes.
The most common places for them in interior spaces are kitchens and bathrooms, rooms that often require very bright lighting to get things done (also known as task lighting). For these rooms, it is recommended that lights have a high colour rendering index (CRI), a measure of how true colours appear compared to natural sunlight. The higher the CRI, the more accurate colours will appear. This is crucial for tasks such as food preparation, getting dressed, or applying makeup. Pot lights can additionally be placed in exterior places, most commonly to light up the house along roof soffits, or along pools.
A high CRI is often a sign of healthy lighting, which is especially important for Canadians during the winter months to stave off those harsh winter blues. Since pot lights are so versatile, personalizing them can have a positive impact on mood and productivity. Experimenting with cooler and warmer temperatures will allow you to understand what is best for you, and customizing these lights with accessories (such as a dimmer or smartphone control) further enhances your lighting experience.
Whether you’re looking to install them into one room, into all of your rooms, or to the exterior of your property, pot lights are a great option to enhance the lighting experience of your home.
Contact MADE ELECTRIC for more information, to learn more about interior and exterior pot lights, and to inquire about having pot lights installed in your home! We operate within the GTA to ensure that your home has the best possible lighting.