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There are many reasons why someone might want to convert their lighting to recessed lighting. The benefits include even lighting distribution for better task lighting in your kitchen and dining room, a sleek and modern look that removes dated fixtures from your spaces.  LED recessed lights offer energy efficiency and cost savings over incandescent fixtures, and versatility - you can convert existing recessed lighting to LED recessed lighting - or add it where you only had a single fixture previously.

Here are some specific examples of how recessed lighting can be used in different rooms:

  • Recessed Lighting Installation Near YouKitchen: Recessed lights can be used to provide general lighting in the kitchen, as well as task lighting over countertops and islands.
  • Living room: Recessed lights can be used to provide general lighting in the living room, as well as accent lighting to highlight artwork or other features.
  • Bathroom: Recessed lights can be used to provide general lighting in the bathroom, as well as task lighting over the vanity and mirror.
  • Bedroom: Recessed lights can be used to provide general lighting in the bedroom, as well as accent lighting to highlight artwork or other features.

If you are considering converting your lighting to recessed lighting, it is important to consult with one of our qualified electricians. We can help you determine the right type of recessed lights for your needs and ensure that they are installed properly.

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Warming the Heart and Home with Recessed Lighting Installation in Maryland

Installing recessed lights in your home has been a popular option for decades and never goes out of style. They can even help improve your home’s value by showcasing particularly impressive areas as well as providing a warm look and feel. Recessed lights are also known as can lighting that can be installed as new construction or remodel where the drywall is up.

The most popular choice of late is canless recessed lighting, as it can be installed nearly anywhere in the home. Obstacles like beams, water pipes, air vents used to force us to move the location of the light, but the canless recessed lights are so thin they can fit in a variety of places.  They're a great replacement for an outdated light fixture as they're easier to add on than the old recessed lighting cans.

Good quality canless lights will be dimmable and have a color selector so we can make sure you’re getting the right type of light whether it be cool lighting for the kitchen, or warm lighting for the living room. LED recessed lights have been the norm for years now regardless of whether they are canned or canless, and both come in a variety of sizes. Six and four-inch are the two of the most popular sizes for can lights.

The most popular areas to install recessed lights in Maryland homes are:

  • Kitchens
  • Living Rooms
  • Soffits
  • Hallways
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Closets

How to choose the best-LED lighting for your home? Read more here. 

Cost of Recessed Lighting Near You in Maryland

If you're looking to install recessed lighting in your home in Maryland - we highly recommend using the LED recessed lighting - it is much easier ot install - makes less mess overall, and the bulbs and light last much longer than traditional incandescent bulb (floodlight bulb) recessed lighting.

The cost per fixture for recessed lighting can vary - dependent upon how close your wiring is to where you're installing the recessed lighting, how accessible the ceiling is, how much extra wire we'd need to run, and other factors that can increase costs. We usually give clients a range.  The cost to install recessed lighting in your home near Millersville & Pasadena, Maryland can range from $200 to $400 per fixture. This includes materials, layout, home protection (including drop cloth, taping off areas, etc.), fishing wire between joists and headers where necessary, and cleanup. Your best bet is to ask one of our experienced electricians near you to help with a quote on your recessed lighting installation.

How long does it take to install recessed lights?

Recessed lights take on average 30 minutes to 1-hour each depending on how difficult it is to fish the wires in the ceiling. With this, you also have to expect time for protecting the area first with drop cloths, measuring out the room, laying out the lights, cutting all the holes to fishing the wires, installing the recessed lights and the cleanup process when it's all done. Installing a group of 4 lights on average would take about 4 hours whereas installing a group of 6 lights may only take 5 hours.

Can a handyman install pot/can lights?

It is strongly recommended to hire licensed electricians to do any wiring in your home. Legally, no handymen are not allowed to do any wiring in the state of Maryland unless they have a Master Electrical License or are working under someone else's license and insurance. The electrical trade is a skilled trade that requires a minimum of 7 years of documented work and school to be eligible to become a Master Electrician. Some handymen may know how to do the wiring while others don't and as a consumer, there is no way for you to know since they don't have the license indicating they have the proper training, let alone insurance.

LED Recessed Lighting is Here to Stay in Maryland

Most people are installing canless LED recessed lights that have adjustable colors from warm to cold and dimmable to fit your mood so you fall in love every time you enter the room!

Haas & Sons is your trusted local electrical company that knows its lighting and will help make sure your home is lit perfectly.  We can help with all aspects from planning, lighting selection, permitting all the way through to installation and cleanup. Our customers love how well we take care of them, their family and their homes. 

When you want it done right and professionally, call us to set up your installation today at 443-396-2555.


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What is the cost to install recessed can lighting?
In Maryland the price range is $200-$400 per light. The installation cost will vary depending on the type of light, ceiling height, and ceiling finish. Most electrical contractors have a preferred brand they like to use for all their recessed lighting in which case the biggest factor is the labor. High ceilings like in a foyer or vaulted ceiling in the living room will greatly impact the cost. Even having a 10-foot ceiling opposed to the standard 8 foot will bring the price up a bit because of the increased labor time. Lastly, ceiling made of plaster costs more to add recessed lighting than a drywall ceiling.
What are the best LED recessed lights?

The top four LED recessed lights are: 

  • Hyperikon 4-inch Dimmable 9W LED Recessed Lights 
  • Sunco Lighting Remodel LED Can Air Tight IC Housing LED Recessed Lighting
  • Ensenior Ultra-Thin LED Recessed Ceiling Light
  • Lithonia Lighting WF6 LED 30K Recessed Ceiling Light

These LED lights rank high in customer reviews because they last long as well as light rooms effectively. When deciding which recessed light is best for you, you should also consider if you want your recessed lights to be dimmable. To find out more about getting recessed lighting installed, contact us today.

Is recessed lighting outdated?

Recessed lighting is not outdated and will not become outdated easily because of its unique design. Your recessed lighting may look outdated due to the trim, which can be easily replaced with a more updated style of trim. Recessed lighting at its core provides light to a room effectively while sticking out less than most light fixtures. Recessed lighting is upgradable and replaceable. To learn more about getting recessed lighting in your home, give us a call today.

Do you need an electrician to install recessed lighting?

Yes, you should have an electrician install recessed lighting. Installing recessed lights is more difficult than installing typically light fixtures since they rest inside the ceiling. If you install recessed lighting incorrectly, you can have issues with insulation, overheating and incorrect wattage. Having an electrician install your recessed lighting ensures that it is installed correctly and to code. Additionally, if you end up experiencing any issues in the future, then it is covered under warranty. To get recessed lighting installed in your home, call us today.

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