The recessed lighting is hidden in the fixtures and has a great deal of purpose to enhancing the appearance of a room. It is a great way to enhance the brightness factor in the room or to highlight some spots in the house like antique crafts, decorative items or paintings. It is one of the less expensive ways to improve the look of your home without too much money spent and without disturbing the external appearance. If you do know a little about assembling the light fixtures, then it is one of those things that you can do by yourself.
How to Set Up Recessed Lighting
For any project, no matter what that is, the successful planning is a first step. You should think about the location, the style of the lighting system and also the spacing. There are two kinds of recessed light fixtures: eyeball light and down light. The eyeball light is great for highlighting certain objects in the house. The down light type focuses the light down directly.
Recessed Lighting Tools for The Installation
These are some of the materials needed for installing the recessed lighting system: light bulbs, cable clamps, fixtures, drills, drywall saw, stud finder, twist-on wire connectors, electrical tester, pliers, screwdrivers and wire stripper. You will also need some goggles and some dust masks.
Recessed Lighting Installation Instructions
You can install this type of lighting in a new home or an in an already existing one. The first thing you need to do prior to beginning the whole installation process is to turn off the power supply. Lock the panel box and then follow these instructions
The Positions of Recessed Lighting Fixtures
For this you need to check the ceiling joists using a stud finder. If you do not find and obstructions in that place, then you can place the fixtures. Make sure that the light bulbs are placed on regular intervals. You need also to mark the final positions of the fixtures after doing the obstruction test.
Placing the Recessed Lighting Fixtures
Put the recessed lighting fixtures and then mark all the outlines. You can cut holes carefully using a drywall saw. Make sure all the holes have the right size.
Wiring the Recessed Lighting
For this you need to put the power cable in the fixture’s junction box and then secure it with a cable clamp. Use a wire stripper and then strip the wire. Connect the wires to the existing power lines. After that, put the wires in the box and then cover them.
Powering the Recessed Lighting Fixtures
Before connecting the bulbs you need to check to see if the main circuit is not overloaded. Put as many bulbs as you want and make sure the power can stand them. If you need additional power then let a qualified electrician deal with that.
Place the bulbs in place and then secure them with screws. These are the do it yourself steps that you can use to install recessed lighting.