Install Recessed Lighting
Recessed lighting systems provide a plethora of benefits for businesses and homes. The compact, space-saving luminaries are very popular and offer very clean configurations and well-focused illumination for detailed tasks and general activities.
Unlike traditional light bulbs, which take seconds to install on conventional sockets, recessed lamps command a very different method of implementation in the target area. This article provides tips to install recessed lighting in homes and commercial spaces.
Start with a Plan
Installing recessed lights in a location that does not have any existing recessed units (hence, no holes in the ceiling) requires one to punch openings in the target area. Such holes will facilitate the recessed configuration that the lighting style is widely known for. To avoid creating extra or unnecessary holes in the ceiling, it is important to first create a plan or drawing for accurate execution.
For best results, make sure the units are spaced out evenly across the ceiling. Avoid installing the lights in corners. Since furniture can greatly affect lighting configurations, it is also crucial to factor in such components during installation.
When wiring up your lights, don’t forget to disconnect power from the main circuit box. Assuming you have addressed the power and wiring requirements for the lighting system, the next step is to connect the wires from the ceiling to the junction box. From here, be sure to test the power before inserting a bulb into the fixture. To do this, simply turn the power on and use a measuring device to check the status of the socket.
After confirming the status of the socket, turn the power back off. At the final stretch of the process, the housing is secured to the ceiling and stray components are trimmed or cleaned for aesthetics. It is recommended to use an LED bulb for recessed lighting systems for energy-efficient performance.
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