1. Flexible LED Strip Lights
The above look can be easily achieved for a low price and easy installation using flexible LED Strip Lights. These lights are becoming more popular in both residential and commercial projects due to their increase in color options, brightness, efficiency, and ease of installation. There are many options on the market for LED strip lights (also known as LED Tape Lights or LED Ribbon Lights). These lights can be used to upgrade and illuminate your space both indoors and outdoors – the possibilities are endless! We recommend the brand Alloy for this style of lighting. For more information or to schedule electrical service click here.
2. Pendant Lighting
This modern lighting solution changes the feel of your kitchen or dining room for a fairly low price. Hanging pendants over your dining table or counter island will provide direct light to the area that needs it, while creating an aesthetic ambiance for the rest of the room. A couple things to keep in mind when picking the right pendant for your space are height placement and proper materials which will depend on the overall glow you are going for. Transparent glass will give an all-around glow where as an opaque metal will give a more downward focused light. For a wide variety of affordable and stylish pendants, we recommend the brand Millennium Lighting.
3. Recessed Lighting
Another very popular lighting upgrade is recessed lighting. This style of lighting is flush to the ceiling, giving the room a sleek and modern look. These lights are a wonderful solution for rooms with low ceilings, where it may be difficult to implement hanging fixtures. You are also able to aim the light in a particular direction whether it be straight downward or perhaps against a wall feature. Our brand recommendation for this one is Acuity Brands. To schedule an in-home estimate with us, click here.
4. Plug In Wall Sconces
There are many benefits to using plug in wall sconces. For instance, if you are renting your home and are not permitted to do any hard-wiring, this is the solution for you! These lights are now being manufactured a lot more and can be found at all sorts of affordable price points and styles. Two things to consider when adding a plug in wall sconce to your home are position and function. Be sure you are hanging the light close to (if not directly above) the outlet it will be plugged into to ensure the chord will reach and to give a better presentation. You will also want to think about the functionality of the light in order to pick the best style for you. If you are going to be using the light for a specific purpose such as a reading nook or desk light, then a ‘Down Light’ will be right for you. However, if you are looking to illuminate a whole room with your plug in sconce, then we recommend using a ‘Multi-Directional’ or ‘Up Light’ style plug in.
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We hope this post has motivated you to make some lighting upgrades in your home and we are here to help you through the process! If you would like to schedule some electrical services or get a professional opinion, call us at (828)253-3621 or click here. We offer free in-home estimates based on set pricing or time-and-material costs related to the scope of work and all our contract jobs carry a one-year warranty on labor and parts provided by us. Give us a call today – you wont regret it!