Is it about time you gave your interior lighting a makeover? Whether you’re simply looking to improve the interior design of your home or you’re trying to add value before you list your house for sale, installing new light fixtures is a great way to accomplish both goals.

But what kind of lighting are you considering? Have you thought about installing recessed lighting around your house? And more specifically, have you considered upgrading your bulbs to LEDs?

Below, the electricians at Harrison Electric discuss five benefits you stand to enjoy when you upgrade to LED recessed lighting.

Improved Energy Efficiency

If you’re looking to improve your household energy efficiency, having an electrician install recessed lighting with LED bulbs is a great way to do it. The average household can save approximately $1,000 over a 10-year period simply by switching to LED bulbs. Need more ideas for improving your household energy efficiency? Check out these helpful tips!

Longer Bulb Life

One of the biggest draws to LED bulbs is their incredibly impressive lifespan. Most LEDs will last for approximately 50,000 hours, which is significantly longer than any other type of bulb. Compared to the lifespan of standard bulbs, LEDs typically last:

●        50 times longer than incandescents

●        20-25 times longer than halogens

●        8-10 times longer than standard CFLs

A Cleaner Aesthetic

In many homes, getting the lighting placement right is a challenge. And if you’re particular, seeing even a single light off kilter or out of place can drive you nuts. Fortunately, LED recessed lights are very thin, which means they can be installed virtually anywhere on your ceiling.

Obviously, they don’t stick out as standard lights do, so they draw less attention even if they’re unevenly spaced. That said, if you’re super particular about lighting placement, recessed lights allow the flexibility to choose where you want them installed. Your electrician can work with you to design a lighting plan that provides adequate illumination and meets your aesthetic goals, too.

Dimming Capabilities

Sometimes, full-blast lighting isn’t necessary or visually pleasing. And if you’re like many homeowners, you’d prefer soft mood lighting over a harsh flood of white light. This is where recessed LED lighting shines.

You can have your electrician install a lightswitch dimmer so you have full control over the brightness in any room. Even better, the dimmer you keep your lights, the power they’ll consume!

Environmental Friendliness

It’s pretty tough to ignore the impact we humans have on our environment. If you’re concerned about the size of your environmental footprint, installing LED recessed lighting is an excellent way to lessen your household impact.

Not only will your lighting consume less energy than standard, incandescent bulbs, but because they last for years longer than your average lightbulb, LEDs won’t end up in the landfill nearly as quickly. Even better, LED bulbs don’t contain any harmful chemicals, which makes them great for the environment and for your family, too.

Thinking About Installing Recessed Lighting? Contact Harrison Electric

If you’re ready to upgrade the lighting in your home, let our team at Harrison Electric help you out! We specialize in a wide variety of residential electrical services for homeowners throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro and all of our electricians are fully licensed, bonded, and insured. To get a quote or learn more about how we can help you, give us a call today at 763-544-3300 or contact us online.