28 Feb 2014

When you’re upgrading your kitchen or living area, the best effect to make your home décor pop is recessed lighting.  “Recessed lighting can highlight specific areas in your room”, since the lights are hidden your room feel more open and less cultured.

Here are some questions you might want to think about. How do you want your room to feel? Is it bright, dim or dark? Lights facing down, projects a cone of light straight down.  The cones of light should overlap for maximum effect.  Eyeball lights have swivels, and can be positioned to focus on particular items in the room.

More complicated things to think about is, what is above that ceiling and how those lights are going to be held in place.  This is where a professional Los Angeles electrician at United Plumbing Heating Air & Electric can help.  If you have an attic, you’re in good shape for a smooth project. You can use recessed light cans with standard housings and run the electrical cable to the source.

If there’s a floor above, the project will get tricky. Special, remodeling cans are needed and the wire has to be fished through the ceiling.  Electrical work is dangerous, make sure and hire a local electrician for the job. United Plumbing Heating Air & Electric have expert technicians that can help you through the process.

Replacing the Existing Light Fixture

Here’s How:

  • If the circuit supports the extra load, keep the existing fixture and add the new wiring for the recessed lights to the junction box. The switch for the existing fixture will control the recessed lights.
  • Replace the existing fixture with a recessed light.
  • Install a ceiling fan in place of the old fixture.
  • You can install a decorative coverplate over the old fixture.
  • If the area above the fixture is an unfinished attic, turn the junction box face up, put a coverplate over the open face and patch the ceiling. The junction box must remain easily accessible.
  • If the area above the fixture is another floor or finished space, you must pull new wire from an accessible junction box or the panel box. All junction boxes must be easily accessible.


Source: (Lowes.com, 2014)