Nothing transforms a dark, creepy, unappealing corner like recessed lighting. It’s unobtrusive functionality works with lots of aesthetics and home style choices. And even if the installation is not exactly a walk in the park, it can be a DIY project, particularly if you go for LED Wafer lights, which tend to be a lot less of a hassle to install. This is because they take up considerably less space than traditional cone lights. Before you start it’s important to know if there are any other ceiling fixtures on the level you are intent on working on. Other fixtures ensures that electrical wiring is already in place, which changes the game plan. Fortunately LED Wafer lights are so skinny you don’t have the normal worry of working around underlying studs. Make sure to get the correct insulation rating for your home. The lights are usually very affordable. A pack should not break much over $100. Calculate half the ceiling light for the best distance between lights. A lighting calculator can help you decide the best number of lights to install. You will need a hole saw to make the niches for the lights. A Hole saw dust bowl fitted to your saw can catch a lot of the detritus as you drill. You will need to remove the light plate to view the wiring. You will want to use a contactless voltage tester to prevent getting zapped. You will want to unscrew the junction boxes attach your lights than reinstall the boxes.
- The process of installing recessed lighting can be made simpler and faster if you use LED wafer lights.
- The reason is that LED wafer lights take up significantly less room than more traditional can lights.
- if there are already ceiling fixtures in the room than the possibility of running into prior wiring exists, a must know ahead of time feature.
“I have a wall switch that controls an outlet across the room, and that’s it. Which means fishing wires is in my future.”