Some of the things to consider when choosing lighting options are:
Pot lights, or flush mounted fixtures, are a great option in any room and are especially effective in areas with lower than normal ceilings (for example basements). LED technology has come a long way, and the pot lights being produced today are extremely bright and energy efficient at about 8 watts per light.
Other benefits of LED lights are that they produce very little heat, have very long lasting life span (about 50, 000 hours!), and their lumen output is very high. Amp Champ uses high quality LED pot lights that can be installed in nearly any ceiling surface and have a full range of dimming. LED pot lights come in a wide variety of trim colors and designs and are rated for high moisture areas like showers, bathrooms and exterior soffit.
Traditional light fixtures:
When you want to make a statement, chandeliers, hanging pendants, and ceiling fan/light combinations are the way to go. We can install a standard junction box that provides sufficient mounting strength to handle whatever fixture you want installed. Do you have a Great Room with cathedral ceilings? No problem! We can assemble scaffolding in your home to reach even the highest ceilings to hang any type of fixture. Our electricians will take great care in moving furniture, laying down protective floor coverings, and assembling/disassembling the scaffold in a safe and efficient manner. No job is too high!
A word of caution…
The world of interior lighting is endless, and only you know your style and taste. That’s why we ask that you provide your own fixtures when you’re ready to install new hanging lights. What looks like a beautiful light fixture to us might not look so great to you!
You can find great lighting at interior design stores, big box stores, local retailers, designer boutiques, and even online stores. Here are some important reminders:
Every electrical appliance requires a CSA or ULC sticker that ensures the fixture meets the standards set out by Canadian authorities. In some cases, online retailers or specialty lighting stores have been known to supply lights that have not gone through the rigorous testing that comes with a CSA sticker. These fixtures are not guaranteed to work properly or be safe, and because of that we are legally obligated to refuse to install these types of fixtures. So, for your own safety check for the CSA logo before you buy!
Lighting Design Help
If you are really stuck and you don’t know what the current trend is or what actually will make your home pop, we recommend the services of Suze for Suze Interior design. We have been privileged working with some of her clients installing the fixtures Suze had picked for them and we must say the result was stunning every time. For more info you can contact Suze through her website. www.suzeinteriors.ca