Choosing the Best Lighting for Your Home
It’s amazing the difference a little bit of lighting can make. In fact, the right choice of light can completely transform your space. But how do you choose what kind of lighting to install? Our South Shore lighting electricians have helped countless homeowners install new lighting in their homes and has a wealth of knowledge and experience on the topic.
The lighting that is best for your home completely depends on what you’re looking for. Your style preferences and the level of lighting you want will determine which type of lighting you should choose.
Here are some questions you can consider to help you find the best option for your space:
- Which kind of lighting do you want? Are you looking for ceiling lights or would you prefer the fixture to be on the wall? You can also choose floor lighting to shine up and create a unique effect. In-ground lighting is most often used outside on decks or walkways. This is probably the first decision you should make before proceeding.
- What is the purpose of your lighting? If you’re looking to enhance the safety of a space, you’ll probably need something much different than if you simply want to improve the ambiance of your home. Or maybe you’re simply looking to illuminate an entire room. There are unique choices for each of these options.
- How obvious do you want the fixtures to be? Recessed lighting can be very subtly installed in the ceiling where they don't take away from the aesthetics of your home. Other lighting can stand out and enhance your look and style.
- How bright should the lights be? Of course, this will depend on your purpose for installing them. Ambient and mood lighting will generally be lower voltage while overhead lights or those that are intended to enhance safety will have higher voltage. The option of dimming your lights is something you’ll also want to consider.
There are certainly more questions and details to consider but asking yourself these ones will help you get a good idea of where to start. Our electrical team can certainly provide advice and insight if you’d like.
Call MJ Carr Electrical Services at (781) 527-5105 now to speak with our South Shore decorative lighting specialists.