The Ultimate Guide for Commercial Electric Recessed Lighting
With so many trending light ideas, it can be difficult to choose which one to use.
If you are designing a space and thinking of lighting for a commercial building, you have to think in terms of what you are using the building for. Lighting matters in this case.
One of the trending types of lighting is LED lighting, which can come in the form of a recessed light. Recessed lighting is a great option for commercial spaces because it is a permanent fixture, and it can give off a lot of light without being too big. Not to mention, there are plenty of different recessed lighting options out there.
Ready to learn more about commercial electric recessed lighting and what you need to know? Read on!
Where to Place the Recessed Lighting
There are so many different types of lighting options out there. However, you may have decided that you want to go with recessed lighting. This is a great thing to do for the area between ceiling joists, but it can also be great anywhere in the building!
However, you need to know if your ceiling is insulated before you place recessed light fixtures. If there is insulation, you need to have IC housing-rated light fixtures. You should also avoid recessed lighting in concrete ceilings.
If you choose to install recessed lighting, make sure that it is at least 3 feet away from the wall because this will make the space look larger.
Before you install the lighting, you should contact a professional. They have a better idea of what they are doing and can make sure that the installation goes according to plan.
Is It Right For Your Building?
So how do you know if recessed lighting is the right option for you? They are both pros and cons of recessed lighting as well as other lighting options.
Pros of Recessed Lighting
Recessed lighting is a much smaller source of light that works in a similar way to other lighting options. However, it comes across as more hidden. It is also energy efficient and consumes less power.
Cons of Recessed Lighting
This type of lighting can be more difficult to install, which is why it is vital to work with a professional when installing this lighting. It is also a permanent light fixture as holes need to be cut into the ceiling to add them.
Types of Trim to Choose From
When you install recessed lighting, there is more to it than just that. You are also going to want to choose a type of trim that goes perfectly in the building. Luckily, there are many options to choose from for trim as well!
Baffle trim reduces the glare from recessed lightbulbs and is a great option to create a softer glow. This may work well if you are designing a waiting room in a doctor’s office or a larger foyer area in an office building.
Reflector trim is a type of trim that makes the lights brighter and more vibrant. This is great for rooms that have higher ceilings or places where you want more light. It could be beneficial in doctor’s offices, dentist’s offices, and offices where having more light really does matter.
Shower trim is a great option for areas that may have more moisture in them. Shower trim is known to be wet location-rated as well as resistant to corrosion in voice environments. Typically, these are put in bathrooms or near showers.
If you want to put recessed lighting in a workout gym, the bathroom of the office, or something else like that, shower trim is a great option.
There are many other trim options as well that you can choose from such as water trim, pinhole trim, and eyeball trim.
Recessed Lighting Size Options
There are a few different recessed lighting size options to choose from. The size is based on the cut-out opening, not the size of the light itself.
Six-inch fixtures are the most common, while 7-9 inch fixtures create a much wider cast of light. Smaller recessed lighting options are usually used for residential homes and purposes.
Color and Temperature Options
When determining what type of color and temperature of recessed lighting you want, you need to determine where you are placing the light first. Different lighting options provide different uses.
For instance, if you want a soft light, this will give off a warm glow. However, that is not the best use for an office space. This may be more suitable for an entertainment space.
There are some color and temperature options that mimic natural light, which is great for an office or commercial space. It makes the space look bigger and actually improves productivity.
If you need a lot of light, you will want to go with a cooler temperature to create a brighter look.
Commercial Electric Recessed Lighting
If you have been thinking about using commercial electric recessed lighting for your building, it is a great option. It is energy efficient, provides a lot of light, and does not detract from any other part of the building.
However, if this is the route you want to go, you need to call a professional. At M.T. Kelley, we have over 25 years of experience in the electric field. We can help install the lighting and ensure that the electrical components are working correctly.
If you are ready to add this touch to your building, reach out to us right away!
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