Recessed Lighting Benefits
Add Modern Style
Recessed lights are one way to instantly give your home a more modern look and feel. They can be installed in any area of your home, both indoors and out. These special lights provide general lighting needs and also more specialized tasks such as spotlighting the display area of a room, or by providing adjustable ambient light. Also known as “can lights,” recessed lighting are installed into the ceiling. Recessed lighting does not protrude from the ceiling in any way, even if they are installed on a sloped ceiling.
Installation of recessed light fixtures in your kitchen or living area is a wonderful way to enhance the decor of your home while at the same time provide additional lighting. They reduce the need for floor, table, and wall lamps so that you will have a little more living space. For outdoor uses, recess lighting can be used as part of your security system by providing under-roof lighting to brighten certain areas around your home. They can also be used to illuminate entryways of walking areas.
Recessed Lighting Costs
Many home owners often ask how much it will cost to have recessed lighting installed. The average recessed lighting installation cost per light can be in the neighborhood of $150 to $200 when using a professional electrical contractors services. Of course a lot more goes into the cost than just the light itself. There are variables, such as the type of can lights you choose, and the actual work needed for the electrician to preform the installation. Keep in mind that costs can increase with higher ceiling spaces, or if the access to your ceiling is difficult.
When building a home from the ground up, your home lighting needs should be carefully considered. At this stage, it is both easier and more cost effective to make a recessed lighting installation before the drywall goes up. Even if you are just remodeling your existing home and want to add a little more light, Eastlake uses special recessed lighting fixtures that are designed to fit into an opening cut in the ceiling.