Lighting Installation & Repair by Fix-It 24/7
The lighting in and around your home may be more important than think. The lighting in our homes and business profoundly impacts our mood, emotions, health, and wellbeing. Since the average American spends more than 90% of their time indoors, it’s especially important to take into consideration how the lighting affects our lives.
Have you ever thought about why you feel a certain way in a space? Whether that space is outdoors or in, lighting has a big impact with the way you perceive and act in the space that you are in. Whether you need outdoor lighting installation for security or indoor task and mood lighting, Fix-It 24/7 has your lighting solutions in the Denver Metro Area.
How can you change the light that is in your home for a better, healthier, more productive you?
The health impact your lighting has on you:
Emotions are felt more intensely under bright light. So, if you are trying to calm down, try dimming the lights. This is one reason why it’s a great idea to install dimmer switches in your home so you can control just how bright or dim the lighting in your home is.
Do you have a hard time sleeping at night? Well, studies have shown that excessive light at night can alter our circadian rhythm and disrupt sleeping patters. If you have a sleeping disorder, we highly recommend staying away from screens at least 30 minutes before going to bed and never look at your phone while you are trying to sleep.
Since lighting is so important, we highly recommend speaking with a professional before redesigning your indoor lighting. Putting in new fixtures and dimmers requires the skills of a professional, including running wires behind walls and designing the best lighting arrangement for your home.
Task lighting, mood lighting, and other types of lighting should be carefully thought about before implemented.
Here are some lighting considerations that may have never thought of:
- Size and space, age and preference
- Ceiling height
- Color of walls and furniture
- Existing lights and wiring
- Traffic patterns
- Natural lighting integrations
- Color temperature/appearance
- Lighting controls and distribution
- Source, task, and eye geometry
- Spatial perceptions
- Level of illumination (lux)
- Electrical safety, codes, and specifications
Most light designs are focused around three types of lighting:
General, Ambient Lighting
This kind of lighting is the most common and is called general or ambient light because it covers a wide area and provides a wide glow to a space. General or ambient light can also refer to natural daylight, or existing light.
Think of your general lighting as lighting that covers a wide area and can be combination of natural light and artificial indoor lighting.
Task lighting is what you would think it to be. It is lighting that is focused on tasks. These lights tend to have a tighter area of focus so that you can see what you are doing and make detailed adjustments.
Task lighting is great for sewing rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and desks. They give you the bright, focused light to see details in clothing, drawings, watches, and other small and important objects.
The last lighting component is accent lighting, which is used to highlight or accentuate different areas of your space. For instance, you may want under-stair lighting to accent your stairway, or under-cabinet lighting to light up your shelving. Whatever it is, accent lighting adds drama and luxury to any room. Accent lighting is the lighting designed to impress and highlight the best features of your home.
In order to achieve these lighting results, here are the types of light fixtures that can be used:
- Surface lights
- Pendant Lights
- Recessed Lights
- Track Lights
- Portable lights
- Cove-mounted uplighting
- Wall-mounted uplighting
- Suspended linear fluorescents
- Recessed Round downlights
- Open HID high-bay luminaires
- Recessed Round wall-washers
- Decorative pendant downward light
- Portable task lighting
- Track lighting
- Wall sconce
- Open fluorescent luminaires
- Portable uplights
- Task lighting, fixed and furniture integration
- Decorative wall sconce
- Typical compact fluorescent task light
- Direct/indirect pendant lighting
- Lensed fluorescent troffers
- Parabolic louver fluorescents
- Recessed round downlights
- Recessed square downlights
- Recessed linear wall-washers
- Chalkboard or whiteboard luminaire
- Recessed accent light
- Decorative indirect pendants
- Wall-mounted valance
At Fix-It 24/7, our expert electricians can install any lighting fixture you need, as well has hook up entire lighting systems. You can work with an interior designer to design your interior lighting scheme, or you can speak with the lighting designers at Fix-It 24/7 for a one-stop shop of electrical turnkey solutions that include both design and installation.
Outdoor Lighting & Landscape Lighting
Dark homes may not look very welcoming, but to home intruders they are. In order to provide safety, security, and curb appeal to your home, outdoor lighting is a must. If you have paths in the front side, or back of your home, light them up for safe passage.
Outdoor lighting enhances the look and feel of your outdoor areas, increasing the amount of time spent outdoors. Our fully licensed and certified electricians can help design your landscape lighting. We have everything from motion sensor lighting to floodlights, uplights, and downlights.
If you want a moonlighting effect, we can easily make that a reality. Lighting can accentuate the best features of your home and garden as well as provide safe passage from one area to the next.
Since burglars prefer to do their work in the dark, a well lit home is one of the best forms of home security. Take a walk around your home at night and think like a burglar. Are there any dark spots near doors and windows? The better lighted your home is, the more protected you, your family, and possessions are.
Contact Fix-It 24/7 to improve the value, safety, and security of your home with outdoor lighting. Whether you have a design you would like us to follow or need help designing a lighting plan for your room or entire home, don’t hesitate to call us for your free in-home lighting consultation.
We provide services for the entire Denver area including: Boulder, Erie, Lafayette, Longmont, Superior, Broomfield, Westminster, Northglenn and everywhere in between.