The LED recessed light is an energy saving, high tech lighting system, brighter than traditional incandescent lights. It remains the best and the most preferred product for consumers on a budget because it uses minimal energy; it’s bright, beautiful, last longer and is even eco-friendly.
Modern LED recessed lighting is more economical than the traditional ones but have been traditionally more expensive. As technology continues to improve, the cost is definitely coming down. Here are some basic tips to help you with your purchase of new lighting for your home. If you feel you need assistance with selection or installation for special applications, be sure to contact a licensed electrician.
Size and Position
This remains the first and the most important thing to check for by homeowners. Knowing the size of the room you prefer to install in is very important because it enables you to buy the most appropriate size lighting for the room. For example, if you preferred to install one in your bathroom, you will want to size down the lighting accordingly.
The type you prefer
There are two types of recessed lighting – halogen and the fluorescent. Though both work well, there are some differences and this can cause the homeowner to be more careful with their selection. Both are more efficient and energy saving but halogen lamps are usually white and brighter while the fluorescent ones are made to produce glowing effects and they come in different colors.
Selecting recessed light housing
Also, the lighting housing comes in two types – the IC and the non-IC rated. The IC rated housing are the ones that are made to be used in homes where it touches the thermal insulation and can are best appropriate for bulbs of up to 75 watts. Also, the non-IC rated are used in home construction where it doesn’t come anywhere in contact with the thermal insulation. They can be used for bulbs that are up to 150 watts. Knowing the type of housing that’s appropriate for your home will prevent you from spending extra cost.
There are many places that showcase lighting options. You might want to visit a Home Depot or a Lowes in the Albany area. There are also specialty lighting stores on Central Avenue in Colonie and north on route 9 heading towards Clifton Park. If you have questions about upgrading your home and how it might potentially impact your home's electrical system, be sure to contact a professional electrician.