The Advantages of Recessed LED Lighting

Recessed lighting are fixtures that are embedded within the surface of walls, ceilings, or even floors. LED recessed lighting is a modern alternative that gives you the design options of recessed lighting along with the great features of LED lights. Recessed lighting is really about achieving a certain look and feel, but it does provide several advantages.

 

Save space

The real advantage of recessed lights are that they save on space. Standing lamps occupy square footage and limit traffic, whereas table lamps and even dangling fixtures overhead are always in danger of being struck and damaged, which could break bulbs and lead to electrical problems. With recessed LED lighting, both commercial and residential lighting has a cleaner, more open look and feel.

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Safety

Traditional incandescent bulbs waste up to 90 percent of their electricity as heat. LED lights give off very little warmth. Before LEDs appeared, recessed lights had a danger of over-heating, since there was relatively little ventilation and a chance that dry wood, debris, or flammable insulation materials could catch fire. Highly efficient LED lighting minimizes that risk.

Save money

That low heat is possible because LED lights use less electricity than conventional fluorescent and incandescent bulbs. They also last longer, so you save more money on replacements over time. LED lights don’t necessarily cost more. They are often much cheaper than some of the showy versions of traditional lighting. You can place recessed fixtures wherever you want and focus light on specific spots or tasks, such as over a bookcase or the coffee maker, instead of having to illuminate the whole room with strong overhead lighting. Careful planning will dramatically reduce your lighting expenses.

Design options

LED lighting products give you many design choices. They come in a variety of wattages and colors. Some fixtures may be left exposed, while others might have lenses of various hues or textures, or even wire covers, to protect them against accidental bumps or spills. Because of their low power use, you may be able to install several LED lights on the same circuit without worries about overloading.

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Installing LED lights

However, all LED lights require cutting a hole to insert the cone, or receptacle, and often installing a round “lip” or edge to cover the edges and help support the receptacle. These are really only slightly more trouble than traditional lighting products. Many suppliers also sell an LED recessed lighting kit that makes installation much easier. If you’re unsure of how to attach LED lights, or need to run new wiring to reach certain spots, you’re better off calling a licensed electrician.

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For any home or business owner wanting a more open, modern, or “tech” look, LED lighting is a versatile solution that could be saving you money for years to come. Modern products can even include motion sensors and smart lighting systems that turn lights on and off automatically, giving you even greater savings and convenience.