Lighting affects mood, comfort, and the functionality of a room. Poor lighting can cause headaches or make a living space feel drab or even unwelcoming. New residential lighting installation can help you overcome a lack of natural light and give every room the look and feel you’d prefer.
Replacing an overhead light can help, but consider whether your rooms really need more layers of light or different types of fixtures. Are there shadows in the corners? Do you rely on several lamps?
Talk to a home electrician about residential lighting installation that can deliver several lighting options for all your living spaces:
- Ambient lighting: General lighting comes from overhead fixtures, recessed lighting, or ceiling fan lights. One central fixture might not be enough for larger rooms.
- Task lighting: Make life easier with task lighting for the kitchen island and counters, your favorite chairs and sofas, walk-in closet, bathroom vanity, and more. Pendants, spotlights, and track lighting are great examples of task lighting,
- Accent lighting: Show off artwork, wall niches, crown molding, and other decor with help from small track lights, sloped recessed lights, wall sconces, and other small light fixtures.
Tips for Residential Lighting Installation
Want to make your home feel brighter? Need low lighting options to relax in the evening? Consider a residential lighting installation for the spaces you need it most:
- Replace a boring overhead light with a dimming chandelier. An electrician can wire the dimmer switch and mount the heavier chandelier or ceiling fan fixture. You’ll get mood lighting options and better ambient lighting at full brightness.
- Add rows of recessed lighting in large living rooms. If it feels like only the coffee table or dining table is illuminated, the room can use recessed can lights for greater coverage without the lighting taking up more space.
- Install kitchen counter lighting for easy prep with stylish options. Under-cabinet lighting makes chopping vegetables much safer. It also adds a dramatic flair that showcases the backsplash.
- Add wall sconces in the bedroom. The master bedroom needs something in between bedside lamps and overhead lighting. Wall sconces provide a reading light, extra ambient lighting, and a softer look.
- Use pendant lights or recessed lighting over staircases. An electrician can install a three-way light switch on each floor along with your residential lighting installation, so the stairs get appropriate lighting that’s easy to use.
- Install outdoor lighting for security, curb appeal, and entertaining. Layers of floodlights, downlighting, patio lights, and motion sensor security lights make your outdoor living spaces more usable and comfortable.
These are just a few examples. Walk around the house, take notes of the tasks you perform in each space and any dark spots you encounter at night, and we’ll go over what you need from your custom residential lighting installation.
Trust an Electrician for Residential Lighting Installation
Modern lighting involves LED lighting, low-voltage wiring for outdoor living spaces, and adding circuits to your breaker panel when installing new light fixtures from scratch. A licensed electrician can handle your residential lighting installation while ensuring you have safe power, correct wiring for light switches, dimmers, smart home controls, and more.