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Recessed Ceiling Lights in Glenview

Recessed Ceiling Lights in Glenview

Recessed lighting goes by many names—can lamps, downlights, pot lights, and high hat lights. Put simply, it’s a type of light that’s installed directly inside a ceiling, wall, or floor. If you’re looking to light up a room easily and efficiently, recessed lighting is one of your best options. It’s a great choice for small spaces, low ceilings, or anywhere in your home that could use more illumination. Best of all, Installation is fairly quick and your Glenview electricians are here to help with the process!

The team at Current Electric Contractors understands the complexity of lighting installation, and we always strive to provide our customers with exceptional service. We proudly provide recessed lighting installation to individuals living in Glenview, Northbrook, Winnetka, Wilmette, Evanston, Highland Park, and throughout the North Shore area.

Call us today at (847) 832-0700 to learn more about our recessed lighting installation.

Choosing Light Placement

If you’re installing recessed lighting in a new building, the lights are often placed between ceiling joists. However, you can retrofit recessed lighting in just about any space in your home. Here are some general guidelines that will help you choose the best placement for your lighting needs.

  • Placing recessed lights at least 3 feet away from your walls will create depth and help avoid unnecessary shadows.
  • Recessed lighting should be spaced out evenly to prevent overcrowding.
  • Recessed lighting can be strategically placed to draw the eye to focal points like bookshelves, wall decor, fireplaces, and kitchen bars.
  • If you plan to use your recessed lighting for tasks, like reading or cooking, the lights should be placed directly above where you’ll be sitting or standing.
  • Recessed lighting can be placed under cabinets to conveniently illuminate counters.
  • Recessed lighting shouldn’t be placed in concrete ceilings or anywhere with intricate moldings or plasterwork.

Recessed Lighting Styles

Recessed Lighting Styles Glenview

Recessed lights come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and trim colors. There are also many different bulb options to suit the needs of your home. Our electricians would be happy to help you decide which can style will best suit the structure of your home.

  • Trim Options
    The trim of a recessed light refers to the outer edge of the light that is visible on your ceiling. Here are some of the most popular trim options:
  • Baffle Trim
    Baffle trim is a great choice for reducing glare and creating a soft, illuminating glow.
  • Gimbal Trim
    Gimbal trim is unique in the fact that it’s pivoted to direct light at an angle. They are often used as accent lighting.
  • Wall Wash Trim
    Wall wash trim is another great choice for accent lighting and is especially good for highlighting the photographs or artwork on your walls.
  • Reflector Trim
    Reflector trim is made from metal and is used to increase the amount of light in the room. This trim is great for tall ceilings or large spaces.
  • Shower Trim
    Shower trim is your best choice for any room in the house that receives a lot of moisture. As the name suggests, it’s a popular choice for above-the-tub lighting.
  • Fixture Size
    The fixture size you choose for your lights will depend on what you’re using them for and how wide of a light wash you need. The size of the fixture is measured in inches, not including the trim.
  • 4 and 5-inch lights are best for direct, overhead lighting or task lighting in kitchens, living rooms, and reading nooks.
  • 6-inch lights are the most popular recessed lighting size. This size can be used for most rooms and purposes.
  • 7, 8, and 9-inch lights are perfect for open spaces that require a wider wash of light.
  • Color & Temperature
    The lighting temperature you choose for your home will have just as much of an impact as the size and style of the fixture itself. Here are the 3 most common lighting temperatures.
  • Soft White: A soft white bulb will create a warm, inviting appearance.
  • Bright white: Bright white bulbs will create a cool, neutral appearance.
  • Daylight: Daylight bulbs will replicate the appearance of natural sunlight

Energy-Efficient Options

Traditional recessed lights are very energy efficient, and yet LED recessed lighting provides an even more sustainable option. LED bulbs can last for many years, reducing the need for frequent replacement. There are 2 types of LED options we commonly use at Current Electrical Contractors.

Integrated LED
Integrated LEDs are bulbs that are built directly into the lighting fixture. Integrated LEDs are generally used for new construction purposes and require professional installation

LED retrofits
LED retrofits are LED bulbs that can be added to existing recessed lighting in your home. If you’d like to start using LED bulbs, our team would be happy to help you make the switch.

Recessed Lighting Installation in Glenview

Recessed Lighting Installation in Glenview

Our team at Current Electrical Contractors has years of experience installing recessed lighting, both in new construction and retrofit situations.

If you’re new to recessed lighting, we can carefully evaluate your space to ensure the lights you’d like to install will fit and look great where they’re placed. As with all of our retrofit projects, we carefully plan our installation so we can remove as little of your drywall as possible.

Once the fixture is installed, we’ll ensure that all wiring is properly connected and the lights turn on as they should. Plus, we’ll clean up your space so it looks just as good as before we arrived.

Contact Our Team

If you’re looking for recessed light fixtures in Glenview, trust the experts at Current Electrical Contractors. We’ve been providing high-quality lighting installations to the Glenview community for over 30 years.

Call us today at (847) 832-0700 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our recessed lighting options.


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