Indoor and Outdoor Home Lighting Services
Indoor lighting is most important for practical reasons, as it allows you and your loved ones to live comfortably in your home at any time of day. Overhead track lighting, recessed lighting, chandeliers, and ceiling fans with lights all look great and provide the illumination you need. Of course, they’ll need to be installed professionally, as electrical work can be dangerous. Working with a professional electrician for your lighting installation will ensure you, your loved ones, and your home are protected against the risk of electrocution or electrical fire.
Your lighting technician will start with a free consultation to review your needs, preferences, and budget. There are countless lighting options available, and your technician can help you weigh the pros and cons of each. Of course, your taste and decorative style will play a role as well. Once you have made your selections, your electrician will install the lighting for you, testing everything to ensure it is working properly and safely.
While many indoor lights are also suitable for outdoor use, that isn’t always the case. Outdoor lighting can be used inside the home, but the reverse isn’t always true. Outdoor lighting must be able to withstand the elements, so it must meet different standards than those set for lights that will solely be used indoors.
The key differences between indoor and outdoor lighting include:
- More rigorous safety standards for outdoor lighting
- Outdoor lights must be able to withstand rain and wind
- Outdoor lighting often requires GFCI outlets
- Different styles of lighting for specialized purposes
- Varying features, like motion sensors or dimmer switches
Outdoor lighting installation is slightly more complex than due to the additional safety considerations for the weather exposure, but the overall process is much the same. Your electrician may need to run additional wiring to reach various areas, and they’ll have to test everything for functionality and safety. As with indoor lighting, your outdoor lighting technician will work with you to understand what you are looking for and to help you choose your light fixtures before starting any work.
What Type of Light Fixture Installations are Available?
Having the right type of lighting installed in your home can have a major impact on how different spaces in your home feel. A proper lighting setup combines different kinds of light fixtures to create a calm and welcoming space. Thermo Direct ensures you’ll feel comfortable in your home, that’s why we’re experts in the 3 basic types of lighting:
General Ambient Lighting
Installing ambient lighting fixtures will create an overall glow for a room, enough light to see and move, and set a tone for the room. Ambient light examples include installing recessed pot lights, track lights, ceiling lamps/chandeliers, and other stand-alone fixtures like floor and table lamps.
Installing accent lighting helps create a focal point. It builds upon ambient lighting fixtures to create dimension and draws attention to things like artwork or a unique design element. Popular light fixtures to install that accomplish accent are wall-mounted picture-lights and sconces, which can be angled and directed to create a spotlight. However, a recessed or track light fixture installation can accomplish an accented light space as well.
Task lighting is perfect for a study or workspace where you need a localized light that can be dimmed or brightened for the task at hand. A task light install should reduce glare and be bright enough to reduce eye strain. Be mindful of the activity or work you need it for when choosing a task light fixture to install, as different tasks, from reading to cooking, require different lighting needs. Installing recessed or track light fixtures can accomplish this, but most commonly a desk or task lamp is installed.