Pot lights, also called recessed lighting, are a great choice for lighting in the modern home. With their electrical components completely hidden, these lights will appear as if they are glowing from within the surface, and are the perfect finishing touch as they brighten up the darkest of rooms. Easily customizable, they are often personalized to illuminate and highlight certain areas of the home, but can also be made to provide wider volumes of area with greater washes of light. Depending on how you want your lighting, they can be customized based on mood or function.
With an average burn time of 50,000 hours (or 5-6 years), pot lights can be installed virtually anywhere inside or outside the home, provided they are not on plasterwork, moulding, or concrete surfaces. In interior spaces, recessed lighting is usually installed in between ceiling joists, and paying particular attention to light placement can greatly enhance the aesthetic appearance of a room. Experimenting with shadows, for example, can make a space appear smaller or larger. In exterior spaces, pot lights are often installed along roof soffits to light the home from the outside.
One of the few visible parts of recessed lighting is the trim, the outer part of the fixture that seals the light in. Different trims work for different rooms and have different purposes. Baffles, for instance, create a softer glow to reduce glare and eye strain, and are often recommended for spaces such as living rooms or entryways. Reflectors can amplify light beams so they appear brighter and more vibrant, and are often installed in kitchens, bathrooms, or rooms with higher ceilings.
Some trims (such as gimbals and wall washes) allow the lights to pivot, tilt, and rotate for accent lighting, and are great for highlighting kitchen islands, display walls, or artwork. Some trims can even allow the lights to be moisture-resistant, and are perfect for bathrooms and shower stalls.
Perhaps one of the most important customizations of pot lights is the variety of bulb temperatures available. Healthy lighting has become especially important for Canadians in recent years as the weather becomes more intense, bringing about the winter blues during the snowy months. Studies have shown that having healthy lighting can be beneficial for your health. Whether you’re looking to install them into one room, into all of your rooms, or to the exterior of your property, these 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.