Home Lighting Upgrade.
We install energy efficient light fixtures!
Exciting things are happening in lighting. From new energy–efficient bulbs to smart–lighting options that you can customize. From upgrading your interior lighting or creating an ambient mood for entertaining and enjoyment, our team can custom-build a lighting upgrading package that will serve your needs and fit within your budget. We provide residential lighting upgrades in Seattle and surrounding cities.
What is Recessed Lighting?
A recessed light or downlight, sometimes can light, is a light fixture that is installed into a hollow opening in a ceiling. When installed it appears to have light shining from a hole in the ceiling, concentrating the light in a downward direction as a broad floodlight or narrow spotlight. Different types of recessed lighting in a warehouse. "Pot light" or "canister light" implies the hole is circular and the lighting fixture is cylindrical, like a pot or canister. There are three parts to a recessed lighting fixture: housing, trim and bulb. The trim is the visible portion of the light. It is the insert that is seen when looking up into the fixture, and also includes the thin lining around the edge of the light. The housing is the fixture itself that is installed inside the ceiling and contains the lamp holder. There are many different types of bulbs that can be inserted into recessed lighting fixtures, with the amount of heat generated by the bulb being a unique consideration.
Why Upgrade Lighting?
In short, for safety and efficiency. IC or “insulation contact” rated new construction housings are attached to the ceiling supports before the ceiling surface is installed. If the area above the ceiling is accessible these fixtures may also be installed from within the attic space. IC housings must be installed wherever insulation will be in direct contact with the housing. Non-IC rated new construction housings are used in the same situations as the IC rated new construction housings, only they require that there be no contact with insulation and at least 3 in (7.6 cm) spacing from insulation. These housings are typically rated up to 150 watts.