Light Fixture Installation Pasadena
When you experience good lighting, it’s an obvious good feeling. Your home’s lighting can really improve the amount of enjoyment you get out of your home. They now play a part in Southern California home design! For that reason, light fixture installation in Pasadena is one of our most popular services. No matter what your design style is, there are 3 different types of lights to bring out the best of your home’s personality:
Ambient light or “natural light” is the most common type of illumination. First, the purpose of ambient lighting is to cover an entire space with an even amount of light so that there are no glares or shadows. Second, this is the main lighting source for most of your room, possibly your entire home. It is a functional type of light because it allows you to enjoy the room as if it were day time.
Task lighting is a functional form of light, just like ambient lighting. The functional purpose is not enjoyment however, but to help you perform a task (hence the name). This is achieved with a focused beam of light. Science shows that by using bright light in contrast to the rest of the room, it stimulates the brain to help you concentrate and keep you awake. If you have ever noticed that a certain type of light helps you focus, you most likely are using task lighting. Lamps and desk lights are great examples of task lighting forms.
Accent lighting is similar to task lighting in that it’s a focused ray of light that it used to shine on an area or object. The difference between them is that accent lights are meant to draw attention to what it’s shining on. The focus can also be the light itself. Accent lights are mainly used for decoration rather than function.
In the home, lights that shine on a piece of art or display case would be examples of accent lighting. A spotlight is a form of accent lighting. Many people use accent lighting in the yard or outside as well – landscape lighting. Christmas lights are another great example of accent lights in which the light itself is the star!
Once you know the function of your light, you’ll need to pick out the light style. There is a good chance you’ll be looking for an ambient light source. These are the different styes of light fixtures.
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Light Fixture Styles
Flush or Semi-Flush Lights:
These are the most common illumination style. They are fixtures that are set against the ceiling or very close to the ceiling rather than hanging from it. They are typically basic and affordable, sold in all home improvement stores.
You are most likely going to find these light styles in bedrooms, hallways, and other areas where decoration are not so important.
Pendant lights hang down from the ceiling on a single suspension line. Each pendant light only comes with one light, so they often hang in groups. They are modern light styles, are highly decorative, and very versatile. Depending on the size of the light fixture, pendant lights can be used for ambient, accent, or task lighting! Furthermore, pendant lights are often found in areas where decoration is more important such as the dining room, home entrance, and living room are rooms. They are also seen often in stores and trendy restaurants.
The chandelier really doesn’t need any introduction. Chandeliers have been around since before the lightbulb, originally with candles. They are associated as being a traditional, classy form of lighting. Chandeliers can add a form of elegance or contemporary style to any home.
Where pendant lights hang solo, a chandelier hangs with many lights. Traditionally they resemble upside down trees, but modern designs can look very different. It will most likely be situated in gathering areas, such as over the dining room table. Large banquet halls will also have chandeliers.
Track lighting contains multiple fixtures attached to a long supporting structure, called the track. Tracks to not need to be straight, and modern track lighting is often very curvy to fit a room or be very decorative. Track lights are forms of accent lighting as they usually have little spot lights attached.
Recessed lights are installed directly inside the ceiling, and not from the ceiling. They are placed directly into holes with each hole having wiring that is hidden in the ceiling. If you want recessed lighting, you may need to dramatically alter your ceiling if the mounting holes do not already exist.
Recessed lighting is a very modern and trendy form of lighting today. As an added benefit, most people want their recessed lights to have dimming capabilities. This will make your home feel like a museum or movie theater. With this functionality, recessed lights can be both ambient, task, or accent lights.
At Pro Electrician Pasadena, we will be able to install any light fixture you want for your home. Let us know what you have in mind and we’ll help brighten up that space!
Installing a light fixture is not like plugging in a lamp. There are several complicating factors to keep in mind when looking at the overall cost to input your fixture. For your light installation in Pasadena and rest of the Valley, this is what we will be looking at:
- Wiring: Do you need new wiring? If we are replacing an existing light, then no wiring is usually needed. If it’s a new light from scratch, then wiring and possibly a new light switch will need to be installed. The more wiring that’s required, the more the light will cost to be installed.
- Wire Coverings: If wires are needed, we’ll need to know how to hide them. The easiest location is between walls and in the ceiling. This is not always the case. In condominiums especially, it is hard to go through the ceiling. Condos sometimes also have concrete walls where making holes is difficult.
If we are unable to hide the wires, we will have to hide them in either wood molding or metal conduits. The choice is purely for aesthetics. Many people prefer wood in their homes.
The amount of wiring and coverings required is not always easy to see if you’re not an electrician. Sometimes wiring doesn’t just go to the nearest wall, but to the electrical panel, which could be in a different room. It could be a sub panel.
For more difficult type of lights, such as recessed lighting, installation can be a lot more complicated. For a quote on your light fixture installation, please contact us at Pro Electrician Pasadena for your free quote.
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