When you are considering lighting options for your new construction or remodeling project, recessed lighting can be the best choice to add both warmth and sophistication to the room. One Living Room Recessed Lighting 2 Image - Soby One CROPPEDof the biggest advantages of recessed lighting design is that it can serve as ambient lighting, task lighting, or accent lighting in every type of room or closet in your home. Also known as can lights, pot lights, and high-hat lights, this type of lighting is perfect for areas that have low ceilings and for areas that cannot accommodate hanging or pendant lights. In the Cape Cod region, Soby One Home Services has an expert professional lighting design and installation team who can help you with your recessed lighting needs. We are proud to offer a wide variety of recessed lighting designs that will work with any type of space and aesthetic, and we will work closely with you throughout the entire process to make sure that we are doing exactly what you want for the home of your dreams. We would like to tell you more about recessed lighting design and how we can help you customize these lights to function perfectly in your home.

Where should I install recessed lighting fixtures?

When you think of recessed lighting, you most likely think of the fixtures that are installed between the joists in a ceiling, so you may be surprised to discover that there are types of recessed lighting that do not require any housing at all. Our team of lighting professionals at Soby One Home Services are proud to offer super-thin recessed LED lighting from Lotus. Our clients love this choice because of the many layout options this type of lighting opens up, and they also appreciate how quickly and easily they are installed. Since we are able to install these Lotus lights from below instead of from above, the installation process is much less labor-intensive than it is with a more traditional recessed lighting option. The clearance requirements for drop ceilings are also lower, so you might be able to install recessed lighting in an area you previously thought you would not be able to use this type of lighting.

What tips should I consider when planning for recessed lighting?

To avoid giving a room the appearance of an airport runway, The Spruce recommends not placing recessed lighting fixtures too close to each other or in rows that are in the center of the room. You can get an idea of how closely together the fixtures should be installed from the size of the fixtures themselves. A good rule of thumb to remember is that four-inch fixtures should be placed at least four feet apart, five-inch fixtures at least five feet apart, and so on. When you are installing recessed lighting to accent an object, such as a painting, you should center the fixture about 12 to 18 inches in front of that object. If the object is three-dimensional, like a fireplace, you should consider lighting it from two or three different angles. For reading or task lighting, you should have the recessed lighting fixtures placed carefully overhead to avoid light being blocked by your head and shoulders. Installing recessed lighting around the perimeter of the room can make a small space feel larger when you choose wall-washing fixtures. To provide focused light on your kitchen countertops, you can place recessed lighting fixtures in the bottom of the cabinets. Our lighting professionals at Soby One Home Services have many more recessed lighting design tips, and you can count on our expertise during every step of the design and installation process.

How can I customize my recessed lighting design?

During your consultation with the lighting team at Soby One Home Services, we can show you a wide variety of recessed lighting options that can be customized to your decor and needs. You can choose from different fixture sizes and colors, and we can also look at specialty fixtures that can be used to accent artwork or other objects. We can also suggest baffle trims that can reduce glare or direct focused light. No matter what type of recessed lighting you need, you can count on us to help you find the best choices for your home. Our passion is lighting design, and we are here to guide you through your decision-making process.

Although recessed lighting may seem like a simple option, Soby One Home Services can show you lots of ways that you can customize this type of lighting to best fit your wants and the needs of your home. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our professional lighting design team. Our MA licensed electricians are here to answer any questions you may have about recessed lighting or any other professional home service.