With so many different kinds of commercial lighting fixtures available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right electric fixture for your home or office. However, if you know the different kinds of lighting and what they are best suited for, you will be able to choose the best lighting products to illuminate your home or workplace while also saving energy.
Step 1: Types of Electric Lighting Products
Electric lights are available in various formats. You can choose the one depending on your needs and preferences.
Step 2: Recessed Lighting
As the name suggests, recessed lighting is installed into an opening that is flushed with the ceiling. There should be a minimum of 6 inches gap between the roof and ceiling for installation of recessed lighting. In addition, there should be insulation to prevent condensation from making its way into the fixtures. Recessed lighting can be used as accent lighting, task lighting or even ambient lighting. Recessed lighting are frequently used in kitchen, covered patios, hallways and theater rooms, where you don't want the light source to be visible or where there is limited overhead clearance. You can use incandescent, halogen, LED and low-voltage halogen bulbs for your recessed lighting needs.
Step 3: LED Lighting
LED or light emitting diode lighting is fast replacing incandescent lighting in commercial spaces as well as homes. Unlike incandescent bulbs, LED lighting is extremely energy efficient. This lighting was invented in the 1920s in Russia and made its way to the United States in the 1960s. They are durable and can last for around 50,000 hours of use when they are lighted using 70 percent of their original power. Unlike traditional lights, LEDs do not flicker or burn out. Instead they just fade when they are nearing the end of their lifespan.