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RESIDENTIAL LIGHTING

Indoor, Landscape, and Security Lighting Service

Lights are huge part of our lives (especially during the winter months when the days are short). Making sure that we have functioning lights throughout our homes is essential, and TEST Electric has the experience you need when it comes to installing new lights or repairing existing systems.

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From floor lamps to chandeliers and recessed lights, the choices for illuminating your home are so varied that it can be difficult to decide what is the right answer for which rooms. Our electricians can do more for you than simply change out a simple light bulb, we’ll gladly repair, replace, or install brand new light fixtures into your home.

If your home has low ceilings and the installed fixtures make the room feel cluttered or small, expand out by installing new recessed lights or surface mount lights. Low-profile lighting will help to free up space in the room while still providing the illumination you need on a daily basis. At the same time, installing an elegant fixture in a large room can help to brighten not just the light in your room but the elegance of that same room as well.

It’s not just the indoor fixtures either. Choosing the right type of light to suite the room is essential. Adding a dimmer control to adjust how much light is in the room can help decrease energy bills and increase a room’s appeal, making it more inviting. Choosing the right kind of light bulb (LED, incandescent, or CFL) also adds to the flavor of the room. LEDs and CFLs won’t render colors as well as an incandescent, so they’re better used in utility rooms that see lots of traffic, like the kitchen or garage.

Lighting Tips

Regardless of whether you’re lighting an internal room or filling the driveway with light for night-time safety, understanding the basic three layers of lighting is essential to knowing what kind of lights you need to install in your home. TEST Electric can help you design and install those lights during a construction or renovation, but you can also do some planning yourself with a little bit of forethought.

Ambient Lights: This is the general lighting in the room. Ambient lighting consists of the general recessed lights, ceiling fixtures, or floor lamps that are used to light the entire room. These are for general visibility and work illuminate everything evenly.

Task Lights: Task lights serve a specific purpose, and are usually (but not always) inactive otherwise. Cabinet lights, workbench lamps, and security flood lights are all types of task lights. Outdoor path lighting which carries you safely from driveway to doorstep is also a type of task light.

Accent Lights: Add depth and highlights to a room. Accent lights highlight features and add a splash of attention to different areas to generate volume in a room. With proper accent lighting you’ll prevent the room from seeming flat by carefully giving bright and dark spots (deliberately) throughout the room. Accents are also essential for backlighting or illuminating artwork in a room or points of interest in your yard.

So if you need help installing, repairing, or planning the lights in or outside of your home, trust your friends at TEST Electric. We have the experience, the knowledge, and the tools to deliver the best to you.

Call today to schedule same-day service with TEST Electric at (985) 863-5510!