Get the best look for your home with Recessed Lighting Installation
When you want to change the look of an entire room, you might consider changing the lighting to something innovative, such as Recessed lighting. This is a relatively modern style of lighting, also known as downlighting, which can be used to pick out features in a room, or provide lighting where it is essential. Planning this type of lighting is vital, since you have to make sure that your room is well-lit in addition to adding focal points. You may decide to seek the advice of the electrician you will be using before committing to a final Recessed Lighting Installation plan.
Decide how much light the room needs
Known among some electrical experts as the room’s ‘wattage’, working out how much space the lights will take up can be vital. Many people don’t realize that your room can have its exact amount of light calculated in order to show how much light you need. The best way to do this is by multiplying the length by the width of the room in order to find the area. This result is then multiplied by 1.5, which is the full wattage needed to light up the room. You can then use this information to work out how many downlights you need to ensure that the room is well-lit.
Find the perfect number of fixtures
Once you have the wattage, you then need to calculate how many lightbulbs will be needed to cover that space. You can do this by taking the total wattage mount for the room, and dividing it by the wattage of a single bulb. This will allow you to work out exactly how many lightbulbs will give you the light you need. When doing this with LED lights, it is important to remember that their low wattage can still supply the same power as a 40-watt halogen lightbulb. You are likely to be able to find comparison details on the packaging which will help you to make that conversion.
Arrange fittings evenly
Armed with the number of bulbs you need for your room, you can then work out exactly how it needs to be fitted in order to perfectly light the room. Most experts recommend a space of around 2 feet from walls to prevent shadows, and a recommended space of 2 feet between each bulb. This may require a small amount of tweaking in order to fit all the bulbs you require into the room.