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What Factors to Consider When Installing Outdoor Recessed Lighting

Outdoor recessed lighting is a great way to add style and safety to your home. Not only does it provide extra light for activities like grilling or entertaining guests, but it also makes your home more visible to passersby, which can deter crime. However, before you start installing outdoor recessed lighting, there are a few factors you need to take into consideration. It is important to consider a few factors before installing outdoor recessed lighting, however. In this article, we will discuss what those factors are and how they can affect your installation.

 

Home Lighting
Home Lighting

Outdoor recessed lighting can be powered in a few different ways. The most common power source is electricity, but solar power and battery-operated models are also available. If you choose an electric model, you will need to install it near an outlet. Solar-powered models are more expensive, but they do not require any wiring, making them ideal for areas where power is not readily available. Battery-operated models are the most expensive option, but they offer the most flexibility in terms of placement.

Here are what you should consider before installing outdoor recessed lighting:

  1. The type of power source you choose will affect the placement of your fixtures. If you choose an electric model, you will need to install it near an outlet. Solar-powered models are more expensive, but they do not require any wiring, making them ideal for areas where power is not readily available. Battery-operated models are the most expensive option, but they offer the most flexibility in terms of placement.
  2. The amount of light you need will also affect the placement of your fixtures. If you only need a few lights to provide accent lighting, you can place them further apart. However, if you need more light to provide general illumination, you will need to place the fixtures closer together. This is something you will need to experiment with to find the right balance.
  3. The angle of the light is also something to consider. You can place the fixtures so that the light is directed straight down, or you can angle the fixtures to provide more light in a particular area. This is something you will need to experiment with to find the right angle for your needs.
  4. The height of the light is another factor to consider. You will need to experiment with different heights to find the right one for your needs. This is something you will need to experiment with to find the right balance.
  5. Finally, you need to consider the environment in which the light will be used. If the light will be exposed to the elements, you will need to choose a model that is weather-resistant. This is something you will need to experiment with to find the right model for your needs.
Architectural Lighting Company
Architectural Lighting Company

These are just a few of the factors you need to consider when installing outdoor recessed lighting.  Installing outdoor lighting can be a great way to add style and safety to your home. Keep these factors in mind when choosing the right model for your needs. By taking the time to consider these factors, you can be sure that you choose the right fixtures for your needs and that they are installed correctly.

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