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Recessed Lighting Advantages

Recessed lighting can come with a wide variety of advantages for the purchaser to gain when they choose to install these potent lights. Pot lights are widely known for their clean and modernized presentation, and upon installation, these pot lights will assure you a palpable upgrade in your space’s overall aesthetic appearance that is prominent and easily caught by the eye of guests. This form of recessed lighting is designed and contrived to perform to its maximum efficiency and they abide to work accurately and properly.

The Advantages to Installing Recessed Lighting

amazing potlight installation in custom kitchen

Pot lights and other forms of recessed lighting are well acknowledged to be mediated as an energy efficient lighting source. This is because recessed lighting is manufactured to wield and utilize low-voltage light bulbs. There is also the option to use a dimmer switch,   which allows you to control the intensity of the light being projected upon a space to your preferred liking. A lower usage of lighting vehemence will determine the overall extent of your energy conserving levels.

Recessed lighting may use a lower voltage of light bulb, however, they offer to the homeowner an amplified luminousness of your room or space. They are more frequently used to light up an entire space evenly with just the flick of a switch. When placed evenly around the perimeter of a ceiling, pot lights can serve to make a space look larger and accessible by creating a “pushed back” appearance to the room, which is an aspect of a room that’s noticed immediately.

pot lights installed in the living room

Recessed lighting can be a key element in both the design and appearance of a space, whether you are constructing a new home or refurbishing an old one. Recessed lighting gives a house a smooth, sleek appearance. It will brighten a room, draw attention to artwork or other unique elements, and open up spaces to make them appear and feel larger. Bad lighting will ruin the mood in every house, no matter how well-designed it is. Recessed lighting is an alternative that, when used strategically, will help to solve the problem. Although there are many options for lightbulbs to use with recessed lighting; Mr.Potlight specializes in LED. LED’s are energy-efficient bulbs that have a very long life. They can also be seen installed in smaller types of lights of a reduced diameter. This article will provide you with recessed lighting tips based on your recessed lighting layout!


Custom Kitchen with Led Potlights

While most recessed lightings are mounted between ceiling joists in new construction or major remodelling construction projects, some recessed lighting features are built primarily for easy installment into spaces and can fit into an established ceiling space area through holes cut to match the wiring. If ceiling insulation is present, the lighting fixtures you chose must be rated for use near insulation. For ceilings made of concrete, whether with elegant plasterwork or intricate mould features, avoid recessed lighting. Instead, use a chandelier (if an electrical box is present in the ceiling), table lamps or wall sconces in these areas.

Amazing Family Room with Luxury Recessed Lights

Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting is a form of lighting that is usually mounted 18 to 24 inches from above the wall. The pot light placement also depends on the height of the ceiling and is used in a sequence to scatter light over a wide area. As light is reflected into a space from a vertical surface, it provides a strong impression of brightness: you see the wall light up rather than have your focus on the lighting fixture.

When you want to brighten up a high-traffic area, such as your kitchen or living room area, you should consider an ambient type of recessed lighting with your pot light layout.

modern bathroom with freestanding bathtub and Accent Lighting

Accent Lighting

If you wish to draw attention to a specific feature, such as a work of art or a fireplace mantle, using accent lighting is a great solution. When highlighting a painting, around a 30-degree angle is ideal for reducing glare on the selected area. Accent lights, unlike ambient lighting, attract your focus to a particular moment inside a space with their narrow beams of light. For example, installing accent lights over a textured material or kitchen island, makes the feature sparkle and pop.

Office with Luxury Task Lighting

Task Lighting

To illuminate a single small region, use bright, concentrated light known as a task light. Task lighting, as opposed to ambient lighting that illuminates a general area or ambiance lighting that illuminates for atmospheric or impact reasons, captures a specific area and makes the execution of a task easier by focusing its lighting efforts there.


  • Analyse your recessed lighting spacing to avoid putting too many recessed lighting fixtures in a row down the middle of the living room. This style of construction may resemble a runway down a path. Match the scale of your recessed lighting fixtures to the space available for installation. 4-inch lights should be spaced at least 4 feet apart, and 6-inch lights should be spaced approximately 6 feet apart.
  • Recessed lighting placements are between 12 to 18 inches in front of the items you choose to illuminate, such as a portrait painting, a bookshelf, or curtains.
  • Reading or work lighting should be strategically positioned overhead so that the person viewing their work does not obstruct the required illumination by covering the direction of light.
  • When using recessed lighting to light a three-dimensional structure like a mantelpiece, painting, or accent wall, lighting it from a few different angles with careful attention to the pot light spacing, is more powerful.
  • At the base of your kitchen cabinets, install recessed lighting fixtures. Your countertop will be covered in concentrated light from the LEDs.


LED potlights examples

The most common diameters are 4-, 5-, and 6-inches. The 6-inch fixtures are best for high entrances or two-story passageways, while the smaller 4-inch fixtures are ideal for smaller spaces because they offer a slimmer, modern look and less visual disruption.

  • 6-inch: The most common dimension, which is appropriate for all purposes.
  • 5-inch: Fits the light more tightly, and is used in all lighting situations.
  • 3-inch/4-inch: The smallest sizes, which are mostly found in enclosed spaces.


Light Dimmers for Pot Lights

Dimmers are a great feature that was introduced into the lighting industry. It’s critical to be able to change the strength of lighting (especially above your spaces) depending on the mood you want to achieve. This is a critical aspect for more than just your entertainment places. Dimmers can be used for all aspects of your bathroom, including underneath the cabinet lighting, and even walk-large wardrobe lighting as well as in the shower. Another advantage of using dimmers is that by dimming a lamp it extends its life by 10%. Electronic low-voltage (ELV) dimmers, rather than traditional magnetic low-voltage dimmers, are typically used for LED lamps. Before choosing a dimmer control, make sure you know what kind of transformer is inside your recessed fixture as Mr.Potlight can provide you with special LED dimmers that are perfect for your space.

Blueprint of A Recessed Lighting Layout

Before buying any lighting materials, study your recessed lighting guide and familiarize yourself with your home and its architecture, as each installation would be special. We will help you with this phase at Mr.Potlight, including custom wiring, transformers, and lamps. To improve or add recessed lighting, you will need to seek construction permits for certain locations. Most projects are extremely advanced and our technicians are qualified and experienced for such jobs. Call us today to have your LED recessed lighting installed by qualified electricians.

The Benefits of Our Service

Modern Family Room with Waffle Ceiling and Potlights

One of the aspects of recessed lighting installation that seems to downgrade most opinions about a company is how to deal with cleanliness and messes left behind from the work process. Mr. Potlight’s goal is to have the installation finished neatly and professionally while leaving no evidence of a mess or damage to your home. We aim to keep your pot light installation clean and orderly and will complete the task without going through a process of ripping up rugs or your ceiling.

Our company has well equipped teams of professional and licensed workers who will accomplish the job with accuracy and efficiency. Mr. Potlight is fully insured and will guarantee our customers a complete ESA Certificate when the installation has been finished. Our company also allows the benefit to pay for personal recessed lighting after the completion of your installation. We’ll make sure that your pot lights have been installed correctly and accordingly and you are left with satisfaction and content.

For more information or if you withhold any questions or concerns about recessed lighting in the Toronto area, please feel free to visit our “contact us” page or call Mr. Potlights today!

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Mr. Potlight Advantage

  1. All our electricians are licensed
  2. We are fully insured
  3. You will receive an ESA Certificate after installation *
  4. Absolutely No Mess or Damage to your home guaranteed
  5. You pay upon the completion of your pot light installation
  1. No Molding required – We do not run wires through Moldings
  2. No Damage to Ceilings
  3. No ripping of carpets or drywalls
  4. No overloading of Circuits
  5. No use sub-par pot lights

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  • We guarantee that your pot light installation will be completed in one day!
  • We install over 100 pot lights in a day with Absolutely No Mess or Damage to your home.
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