Recessed lights, or pot lights, are becoming one of the most popular choices for lighting in Toronto. Homeowners and Landlords alike are choosing this small but powerful fixture to light their homes, halls and Highrises. But what is the appeal to these lighting fixtures? What makes them so popular? We at Mr.Potlight will give you all the answers you need.
There are many benefits to installing recessed lights within your home or building. The three biggest benefits are:
Recessed lighting has the benefit of fully lighting an entire room. Most lighting fixtures are centralized and therefore can’t light an entire room fully, especially if that room is larger in size. Where recessed lights come in handy is that their size allows many recessed lights to be put in one room. This allows a much fuller lighting of the entire room and gets rid of unwanted dark spots or shadows. Since Recessed lights are multi-directional as well, they can be directed to a part of a room that needs more light. Pot lights are often used with other known lighting fixtures as well such as chandeliers, providing a better lit room whilst not taking away from the visual aspect of the chandelier or other lighting fixture.
Recessed lights have the benefit of being very low profile. Because they are installed flush with the ceiling, they don’t protrude out and can be hit by tall objects. This makes recessed lights very popular for backstage work in theatres, because they give the most possible space for moving big set pieces around. Pot lights are also great for low-ceiling rooms that don’t have a lot of head room, allowing for full room lighting without having any sort of drop down that someone can hit their head on.
Pot lights have a large advantage over regular lighting when it comes to energy efficiency because they have a wide range of energy efficient bulbs and the bulbs themselves are small and don’t draw a lot of energy anyway. The most efficient and best choices for recessed lighting is LED, or light emitting diode lights, which draw virtually no energy and provides one of the strongest forms of lighting because LED’s are very powerful. Pot lights also tend to last longer than regular lighting options because of their size, but they still provide a strong light.
Whichever reason you need a new lighting fixture, be it because of renovation or creation, Pot lights are always a great option, and we at Mr. Potlight are more than happy to answer any questions and help you with any installation. Give us a call today!