Are you looking to spruce up your home without breaking the bank? Look up.
Lighting makes a big difference. Hiring a licensed electrician to change outdated light fixtures is an easy budget-friendly way to update your home. Not only making it look better and brighter, but also more efficient saving you money in the long run. You can also add some convenience with all the smart technology available today.
When looking at updating light fixtures, it is good to know there are three types of lighting. Each having a particular function fulfilling individual needs. Your three lighting options are ambient, task, and accent lighting. Knowing what they are and how to use them will help you when looking to hire a licensed electrician to complete the project.
The purpose of indoor general or ambient lighting is to give light to the entire room. It provides a steady level of radiance throughout the space. Moreover, it ensures safe and easy traffic with a total overview of the room. The encompassing light ‘ricochets’ off the walls to give full illumination of the space.
Outdoor lighting is installed around a building to establish visibility and increase security. It can also be installed to reduce and eliminate the risk of injury.
Task lighting sheds focused light on a particular task a person may be doing in a specific area, such as cooking, reading, or working on a computer. This gives a brighter light that may be necessary to perform the task with a smaller focal point in the room.
It is more practical to have the licensed electrician install a single switch for the focal lighting. It is best to avoid harsh lighting that can cast annoying shadows. Basically, it gives light to the particular area you are in rather than the entire room.
Accent lighting is mainly used to highlight a special point of interest such as a painting, architectural feature, piano, or sculpture. It can also create desired effects like making a room look and feel bigger. In general, to effectively use accent lighting, you need three times more light shining on the point of focus than what ambient lights generally produce.
Now that you know about lighting options, let’s see why you should hire a licensed electrician to update your lighting fixtures. A licensed electrician has passed exams and is highly qualified to perform quality work that is guaranteed. He is also able to perform the job according to the current safety guidelines and standards. Most electrical work needs to be accompanied by a permit. It is necessary for insurance companies to cover costs in case there are any issues down the road. Sure, you could save some money by doing it yourself. You can also have your buddy from down the street come to help you, but why take the chance? Electricity isn’t something you want to tinker around with or experiment on.
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