Your basement can go from being dark and gloomy to being light and airy with the correct illumination. Continue reading as we discuss the ideal basement lighting for this below-grade area.
Making below-grade areas more visible can do a lot for your house. With adequate illumination, you may increase the amount of storage space in your basement while clearing out the rest of your home’s clutter. Even better basement illumination can motivate you to renovate the area and increase your living quarters. To find the best basement lighting for your home, check out this guide for eight different options.
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Recessed lighting and basements make the ideal lighting fixture and space combination if ever there was one. Because they tuck out of the way, recessed lights are ideal for basements. Only the trim is visible. The majority of the device is concealed within the ceiling. Put recessed lights on dimmer switches to dim them. To limit lighting to the desired regions only—not the entire basement—create recessed light zones. Adding dimmers and zoning to your recessed lights increases flexibility while also saving money and energy. Recessed lighting may be hazy and lack focus. Install gimbal recessed lights to draw attention to specific places. You can target certain locations thanks to the movement of the light heads.
Track lights are discrete, mobile lighting units with switch control that fasten to a wire or solid metal track. Track lights can be adjusted because the light heads may be readily moved along the track without the use of any tools. However, track lighting can often be a visual obstruction, particularly for lower basement ceilings under 8 feet in height. If so, look for the track by a wall on the opposite side of the room. Track lights can be utilized to provide task lighting for photos, fireplaces, bars, countertops and other small, localized areas.
Pendant lights hang between one and three feet below the ceiling’s surface. They provide efficient lighting for areas like counters and bars, but not much light for the rest of the room. They may also be an obstruction in the middle of a room or hallway due to their low profile.
When used for general wall illumination, sconce lights are switch-controlled light fixtures affixed to the wall and often aim upwards. Sconce lights can also be directed downward and utilized as reading lights. In this situation, the switch could be on the lamp unit or in the wall.
Flush Mount Lights
Instead of resting on or dangling below the ceiling, flush mount lights are installed directly on the surface. However, this is frequently a less fashionable option. One flush mount light will typically do a better job of lighting a whole space than a pendant or recessed light.
Individual lights called floor lamps can be moved around and rest on the floor. The most adaptable type of lighting is a floor lamp. The floor lamp can be connected to a wall outlet with a switch so you can turn the light on or off at the door. Alternatively, you can use the floor lamp’s switch and relocate the lamp to any location with an outlet.
Tray lighting is a style of concealed lighting used in basements that makes use of a small built-in tray along the perimeter of the ceiling. When you need the area to be mostly dark, as when watching a show or unwinding, tray lighting is excellent for creating an atmosphere in the space. A qualified carpenter will often construct the tray and effortlessly integrate it with your basement. However, it is easy to add the lights to the tray. The trays can accommodate LED tape lights or rope lights. The lights may change hue at will thanks to an app on your phone.
Faux Natural Light Windows
Trim, casing and polycarbonate panes that mimic glass are all features of fake windows. They can even be draped and have sunshine streaming in or what appears to be sunlight. Faux natural light windows won’t trick anyone into thinking that they are actual windows if they are mounted directly on the wall and hooked into regular electrical outlets. However, they do add some amusement at a reasonable price.
Basements can have a range of lighting needs, from low ceilings that require recessed lighting to maintain a reasonable headroom to dark, dingy areas that need to be brightened up. Our investigation has shown the best choices in the variety of categories where consumers frequently look for basement lighting. We have made sure to provide options that address these various demands. For even more help choosing the lights, the design and finishing or remodeling your basement, our team of skilled experts at Valor Home Services is ready to help. Let’s get your project started by calling our office today.