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.
1. 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 ten years simply by switching to LED bulbs. Need more ideas for improving your household energy efficiency? Check out these helpful tips!
2. 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
3. A Clean 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.
They don’t stick out as standard lights do, so they draw less attention even if they’re spaced unevenly. With that being 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.
4. 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 light switch dimmer so you have complete control over the brightness in any room. Even better, the dimmer you keep your lights, the power they’ll consume!
5. Environmental Friendliness
It’s pretty tough to ignore the impact 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 your family, too.
6. Endless Options
Depending on the style and overall color of lighting you want, you have hundreds of options to choose from when you decide to install recessed lighting. You will be able to pick and choose the lights that perfectly fit the aesthetic you’re going for in your home.
7. Space Saver
Since recessed lights install into your ceiling instead of directly under, your home will appear to have more headroom from the space it saves. More headroom can give your area a more open feel than a traditional light that hangs from the ceiling.
8. Highly Customizable
If you’re the type of person who loves to customize, then recessed lights are for you! Recessed lights are ready for installation just about anywhere in your home you desire. Let’s say you have a hot tub area that needs a couple of subtle lights or a trophy case to display your family’s accomplishments; recessed lights can brighten the path to soothing comfort or show off former glory!
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 Minneapolis/St. Paul metro and 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.