Down Lights Installation Perth
We light up every room we enter!
LED stands for Light Emitting Dioxide, and is the most efficient and advanced method of lighting used today. These lights can last up to 50 000 hours, and while they used to be quite expensive, are now one of the cheapest methods of lighting. Add to this they are energy-efficient and come in a variety of shades and it’s hard to want anything else. As well as saving on your power bill, LED lights require little maintenance and can be installed in just about every room in the house. First it is important to understand what exactly a downlight is, and whether they may be right for your home.
WHAT IS A DOWN-LIGHT?
A downlight is one of the most popular types of lighting you can install in your home. They are usually built into the ceiling and shine light down in a narrow beam. Whether you are after task-lighting for the kitchen or ambience in your living room, downlights can be cost-effective and a great solution.
Downlights look very clean and are easy to install, meaning they are much cheaper than mounted fixtures. If you have limited ceiling space or plan to redecorate frequently, mounted fixtures may get in the way and can cost an arm and a leg to replace. LED downlights are extremely complimentary to a variety of different decors and were designed to blend in. However, if you would like to spice them up a bit, there are many options to suit your home!
MAKE IT YOURS
The number of downlights, how far apart they are, and where they are placed can all be determined by you. Get creative with accent lighting and highlight your favourite features in different rooms. You can also use a technique called wall washing where downlights are used to illuminate a wall or entrance. This brings attention to artwork and provides a softer light that is evenly distributed around the room. Another option is to add dimmers-these work a treat in the living room while you catch up on the latest episode of your favourite show. Choose between high natural bright lighting for the living room, or soft, warm light for the bedroom. Downlights can also be installed at the edges of rooms or underneath cabinets and drawers for ambience and visibility.
Next choose your type of downlight. Fixed downlights are used to spread light evenly and work best for task-lighting such as in your kitchen. Gimbal lights have adjustable movement-light up that painting on the wall, direct your visitors to walkways, or set up strobes for a gig (not really). Lastly choose whether you would like your downlights surface mounted or recessed. Not every ceiling allows for the drilling of holes, so it is important to decide how you want to mount them. An advantage of mounted downlights is the ease of replacing when redecorating. Once you have decided on the basics, call Scott Comms experienced team of a residential electrician in Perth for LED downlight installations or if you’re unsure we can give you some friendly advice to help you in the right direction.