History of Recessed Lighting
Recessed lighting was first used in commercial and industrial units as early as the 1940s as a way to maximize lighting efficiency and make offices look more aesthetically pleasing. Shortly after, boutiques and retail shops were also using recessed lighting as a way to highlight their merchandise and add character to the space. Now, aside from these types of buildings, recessed lighting has grown in popularity amongst residential properties. This is because recessed lighting has the ability as a small investment to dramatically alter a space, making it look and feel more inviting and adding value to the home. Many home owners also prefer recessed lighting because of its simplicity and energy efficiency, as recessed lighting tends to use significantly less energy and last longer than the standard light bulb. Recessed lighting is also very advantageous in spaces with lower ceilings, like basements and machinery rooms. Recessed lighting is installed into the ceiling and therefore makes use of space which otherwise would have been obstructed by a bulky lighting fixture.
Commercial recessed lighting (or Commercial Pot lights) is a cost-effective, but durable lighting fixture that can be installed nearly anywhere in a building safely. There are multiple ways you can used recessed lighting in your commercial building to give it a modern look without digging too deep in your budget. There are many different setups that you can have for your pot lights, be it alone or with compound lighting, pot lights are a versatile lighting source that is a great addition to any commercial building.
Pot lights by themselves are very stylish and functional. They go great by themselves in rooms that have a low or high ceiling. They light a room entirely thanks to their directional light and can give off different moods depending on the shade and colour of the light. To create a warm environment, a pot light with a more yellow tinged light is great for producing a warm, natural feeling. A brighter, white light is great for producing a clean and refined look. Experiment with different colors to get the best shade for your building.
Recessed lights are also great for stages and backstage areas because they are installed flush with the ceiling. This allows the maximum amount of space backstage for props and scenery, which allows larger set pieces and more overall room backstage.
Compound Lighting for Commercial Use:
Compound lighting is when you mix two lighting sources together in one room, which is very popular in dining halls or dance halls. Commercial recessed lights can be coupled with a more decorative lighting fixture to ad different lighting effects as well as light the room properly without more chandeliers to make it look cluttered. Pot lights are very sleek and don’t bring attention to themselves, so it’s great for surrounding a centerpiece lighting fixture without taking away from it.
Compound lighting also works in smaller areas too such as bathrooms. Pot lights over the mirrors give a brighter feel to the washroom and make a person feel more comfortable within the room. It can also work in other places such as kitchens and bars as well, allowing for a clean look or a natural, warm light depending on your preference.
Commercial Recessed lights and Recessed lighting in general is very cost-effective. It requires less work than most lighting fixtures, are very durable and easy to maintain, and use very little energy, especially LED pot lights, which use hundreds of times less energy than a regular incandescent bulb. If you’re looking for a lighting fixture that works great and looks even better, without breaking the bank, Commercial recessed lighting is the best way to go.
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