Pot Light Installation Energy-efficient and longer lasting than regular bulbs

If you’ve thought about getting pot lights for your home but don’t want to have to bear the hassle of installing them on your own, you’ve come to the right place. At Floodlight Electric, we have plenty of experience with pot light installation and we’d be happy to assist you with your installation needs. These are unique, visually appealing light fixtures that can not only enhance the look of a room but can also add value to a home. In addition, they’re more energy-efficient and can last longer than regular bulbs.

Things to consider prior to installing pot lights:

Their benefits are clear, however, before having them installed you should ask yourself a few questions regarding your specific needs. For example, think about where you would like them installed. Are you looking for a wide pool of light, or more subtle accent lighting? Another thing to consider would be the size fixture you would like. With pot lights becoming increasingly popular, there is a variety to choose from, with different styles suiting different needs. If you’re unsure which is best for you, it’s best to reach out to the experts for professional advice.

Why pot lights?

They are nothing if not versatile. They can provide general lighting, task lighting, as well as accent lighting. If you’re looking for basic illumination of your living room or a frequented spot in your home such as the kitchen, a downlight would likely be your best bet. Or, if you’re looking to highlight a small item in a room, an eyeball spot is recommended. Last but not least, if you’re trying to illuminate a larger item such as a painting or sculpture, a wall washer trim may be most suitable.

How to chose the right pot light?

A good way to gauge the size and style that would suit your needs best is to consider the amount of space between the ceiling and the spot you want to light, as well as how large the area is that you want to light. For reference, the most common sizes for residential pot lights are 4” to 7” in diameter. If you had an 8’ ceiling, for example, a 6” fixture would be quite effective for lighting your kitchen table. In contrast, a 10’ ceiling would lend itself better for 4” fixtures if you were looking for basic illumination, since the taller height would make light spread out more.

Should you be interested in having them installed in your home, contact us today and we’ll answer any other questions you may have. Regardless of your needs, we will get you connected with one of our skilled electricians to set up a quick and easy pot light installation.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The answer to this question depends on the size of the room and the level of brightness you are trying to achieve. For example, a large basement with a limited amount of natural light would need more pot lights compared to a small kitchen space that has large windows. The type and size of the pot lights and the height of the ceiling will also need to be considered. The higher the ceiling, the further the light will disperse across a room, which means you can use smaller pot lights to achieve the same effect as lighting a room with a lower ceiling height. As you can see, figuring out how many pot lights you need isn’t always easy. Fortunately, our team at Floodlight Electric will work with you to better understand your specific needs and complete an installation that achieves your goals and stays within your budget.

The first stage is the design. This is where you’ll decide what you want to accomplish and determine the type and amount of lights required for your space. Measurements will be taken, and then the design will be drafted. Since pot lights are installed directly in the ceiling to create a flush and clean line, your contractor will have to take a look and assess whether there is enough space above the ceiling for the wiring. If you don’t have the space, a ceiling renovation might be required to create an open joist for the wiring. Once you have the space required, holes will be inserted in the ceiling and your electrician will then run the wires to establish the switch box and suitable circuit. It’s important that only a professional electrician sets up your pot lights to avoid overloading the circuit or a blown fixture.

Pot lights are a cost-effective option. The total amount that you can expect to spend on this project will depend on the structure of your home, the bulbs you select, and whether or not you will need to remodel your ceiling. The estimate will outline everything including the cost of materials, installation of the lights, wiring the lights into the ceiling, and the ceiling remodel if it’s needed. The average cost per fixture can run between $200 and $600 depending on the scope of the project.

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