When it comes to interior lighting design, you want the lighting in your home positioned to both illuminate a room and highlight its best features. But deciding where to install lighting isn’t always a simple process.
Before adding lights, you must take into account the size of the room, your desire for lighting control, the current electrical wiring set-up and how to create an even balance of illumination throughout the home. As experienced industry professionals, our electricians have the knowledge and skills needed to support your quest for perfect lighting design.
Type of Room
Before installing any light fixtures, think about your goals for the space. Is it a small, enclosed room? How many windows are there? Are the walls painted with a soft, light-reflecting color, or a dark, light-absorbing color? How does target furniture position influence lighting?
An electrician immediately assesses these factors and determines ideal choice and placement of lighting. Should the lights be mounted or recessed? How many are needed? We can help you answer these questions based on the type of room and your vision. The brightness you’ll desire in your main living room is much different than the ambiance you’ll want in the master bedroom.
While wall switches are the most commonly used methods of light control, new, energy efficient lighting ideas are increasing in popularity. For example, parents with young children may benefit from motion sensor lighting. If a child is too short to reach the lightswitch and turn it on or off, this type of product helps save energy. When planning to add lights to a room, an electrician can help decide on light switch placement or signal detectors. Even better, they’ll be able to wire it in place – not just recommend where they should go.
Electrical Safety Precautions
It is vital to know the electrical codes and wiring pathways of the home when determining lighting design. In the case of a power outage or blown fuse, the wires to newly installed lighting fixtures must be installed and routed to code or there could be a fire risk. Trust an experienced electrician’s lighting design recommendations with the confidence that they wouldn’t suggest any installation that would conflict with electrical safety.
At Castle Electric, we have years of experience advising our customers on the best lighting design decisions to achieve their goals. We work with your space and your budget to upgrade your lighting decor in a renovation or work with your new construction’s blank slate to deliver the beautiful results you envision. If you have a home lighting project on the schedule and could use our help, get in touch.