Recessed Lights Go Everywhere

Professionally Installed Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting in living room - NipperElectricRecessed lights are one of the most popular tools in lighting design. They can create so many different types of light. Plus they go just about anywhere, inside or outside. These flexible lights need professional installation. Professional Virginia Beach electricians, Nipper Electric, specialize in recessed lighting design and installation. The advantages to recessed lighting are endless, some are:

  • Saves Space
  • Adjustable Lighting, Including Dimmers
  • Indoor Use
  • Outdoor Use
  • Versatile Lighting

Recessed lighting has so many perks that it can change the look of any room instantly. Before you start your planning, we want to provide you with a quick look at recessed lighting.

What Are Recessed Lights?

Recessed light fixture - NipperElectricRecessed light is when the lighting itself is inside the ceiling or wall. The only thing you see is the light coming from the fixture and possible trim decorations. Recessed lights have three main parts, housing, trim, and bulb.

Housing – Housing holds the light bulb, all electrical parts and the structure that fastens to the ceiling. Professionals should be used when choosing the housing and installing. Codes must be followed to keep the lights working correctly and avoid electrical issues. There are many different things to consider that only a trusted professional electrician, like Nipper Electric, can accomplish. Here are just a few decisions we can help guide you through:

  • New Construction or Remodel Housings? –When you can easily reach ceiling joists, during construction of remodeling, you can use New Construction Housings. Otherwise, you should use Remodel Housings. We can help you know which to use.
  • Which Housing Follows Code? Recessed lights shouldn’t come in contact with insulation. We will install IC-rated Housings that will protect against contact. If there isn’t a chance of insulation contact, we can help you pick the perfect Non-IC housings.
  • Energy Efficient Recessed Lights- Recessed lighting installations can create drafts or encourage moisture. We will help you choose nonperforated housings that will keep air and moisture from damaging your home.
  • Using Recessed Lights in Different Environments- Recessed lights are great for bathrooms and areas with moisture. We will help you pick the right housing for exterior or interior recessed lights with the right certification.

Trim – The visible part of your recessed light is called the trim. Trim can be unnoticeable or decorative. The trim is used to focus lighting on objects or around the room. Trims also include:

  • Reflectors- Reflectors use a smooth cone around the light to focus the light in one direction. These can come in many different colors that create different lighting.
  • Baffles- Baffles are very similar to reflectors. Instead of a smooth surface surrounding the light, the surface has ridges that make the light softer. These are great for creating overall light.
  • Positioning Trims- Positioning trims, like eyeball trims, move the light in the direction you want it. These are very adjustable and can create layers of light or focus on one area of a room.

Light Bulbs – Different light bulbs can create different lighting effects or use different amounts of energy. You can choose from many different light bulbs in many different colors, including:

  • Incandescent- Traditional light bulbs give off more heat than light. These are more expensive to run and don’t last long.
  • Halogen- Brighter but hotter bulbs that last a little longer than incandescent.
  • CFLs – Energy efficient bulbs with tiny traces of mercury in the bulb.
  • LED – Extremely energy efficient bulbs with a lot less heat. Last years longer than traditional light bulbs.

Options Are Endless

The great thing about recessed lighting is all the options. Since recessed lights can be used just about anywhere, they make a great tool. The options of housing, trim and bulbs make these lights great in any room. You can use recessed lighting for:

  • Recessed lighting in kitchen - NipperElectricTask or Workspace lighting in Kitchens, dining rooms, offices, garages, pantries and closets.
  • Ambient lighting in living rooms, decks, patios, porches, dining rooms, hallways.
  • Decorative lighting in outdoor landscape lighting, on artwork, for architectural design, office sign lighting.
  • Background lighting in any room or space.

Recessed lights also take up a lot less space since they are installed inside windows, cabinets, and walls. Really recessed lights can go just about anywhere and do anything.

Step-by-Step Recessed Can Installation

  • 1# Design, Placement Layout and Marking your Measurements
  • 2# Check for Joists
  • 3# Cut your Holes for the Recess Cans
  • 4# Install your Recess Can Wires
  • 5# Cut the power off and Remove the Switch
  • 6# Remove the Switch Outlet Box
  • 7# Drill a hole above the Switch in the Attic
  • 8# Install your Switch Leg
  • 9# Connect the Wires to the Recess Cans
  • 10# Mount the Recess Can to the Ceiling
  • 11# Install the LED Recess Trim
  • 12# Install the Old Work Switch Box
  • 13# Install the Dimmer

Call us today @ 757-842-1710 to get started on installing your recessed lights. You can also make an appointment online. We can get your room glowing in no time.

FACEBOOK REVIEWS

Mitch Hyskell
Mitch Hyskell
2017-03-27T17:35:09+0000
They are very quick to respond and very knowledgeable about how to get the work done as quick as possible. I have used them for checking outlets to make sure there grounded to installing breaker boxes and have had very good experiences with all of it. I would recommend them to everyone who need electrical work done!read more
Linda Balderson
Linda Balderson
2017-01-27T12:38:30+0000
They were great !! I called one day and they had a new outlet installed by the end of the next day. Would definitely recommend and use them again .read more
Cynthia Apple McLeod
Cynthia Apple McLeod
2017-01-18T23:48:33+0000
Had outlet installed, very reasonable and professional. I called on Wednesday and within 48 hours they provide me a quote and install the outlet. I will without hesitation call Nipper Electric first in the future for any electrical issues I may have.read more
Judy M. Martin-Ayers
Judy M. Martin-Ayers
2016-11-21T18:05:27+0000
Very professional , knowledgeable , awesome clean up , Courtious
Malka Zipperstein
Malka Zipperstein
2016-10-26T19:57:21+0000
Excellent, timely work. Very professional and courteous. I had a new chandelier placed in my foyer, They replaced it quickly and disposed of the old chandelier and the box that new one came with for me. Not only did they clean up after themselves, but one of the guys asked me if it was okay to turn in the vacuum bc he didn't want the loud noise to scare the baby. SUPER thoughtful. A++++ you guys are doing it right!read more
Angelle Rose Campbell
Angelle Rose Campbell
2016-10-07T14:12:09+0000
Edward Reddick Jr.
Edward Reddick Jr.
2016-08-19T17:30:36+0000
I had a short notice request to remove an electric cooktop. Trey was able to reroute a technician and they arrived within an hour. Zach was professional and courteous. It could not have been a better experience. I highly recommend Nipper to anyone who needs an electrician.read more
Lauren Merritt
Lauren Merritt
2016-08-10T16:56:25+0000
Very friendly, great service! I would highly recommend!
Donna Euliss Huddleston
Donna Euliss Huddleston
2016-06-29T20:48:41+0000
I come from a perspective of "things happen." And unfortunately something did. When I called Nipper, a he-said, she-said situation arose with my tenant that could have turned ugly. Nipper didn't go there. I was very pleased with the way they responded to my call. Now I could see how they handled an adverse situation. And I get be them very High marks! I have several rentals; and I will definitely used them again. Their pricing is very fair.read more
David Sacks
David Sacks
2016-06-29T17:26:20+0000
Nipper Electric diagnosed and fixed the electrical problem at my house. They are a very professional and well run business. Friendly, prompt, and experts at what they do. All my questions were answered in a courteous and patient manner. I definitely would recommend Nipper Electric and plan to use them for future work.read more
Sean Christian
Sean Christian
2016-06-25T20:15:00+0000
Nipper Electric has the highest level of professionalism. Trey Nipper was quick to respond to my request. He and his team did an excellent job installing interior and exterior lighting as well as an exterior power receptical. The work was neat, clean and thorough. He took time discuss our needs and ensured the job met our requirements throughout the job. I would recommend him to anyone and I will definitely call him for any future work. Sean C. Virginia Beach, Varead more
Theresa Pierce
Theresa Pierce
2016-06-12T13:27:35+0000
Eric Schweizer
Eric Schweizer
2016-05-10T16:19:08+0000
Reasonable price, quality work and exceptional customer service/relations! My wife and I were expecting a baby any day when we encountered an electrical issue in the nursery that we needed fixed as soon as possible. I called Nipper Electric and Trey Nipper called me back 10 minutes later. They were able to send out a technician who found and fixed the issue the same day. Given our busy schedule with baby planning, it was a relief to work with a company like Nipper who took care of our issue quickly. We will definitely be using Nipper Electric in the future. If you are in the search for an electrician, your search is over... just give Nipper Electric a call.read more
Nancy Y Smith
Nancy Y Smith
2016-04-30T17:47:12+0000
Nipper Electric is by far the best electrician company I have ever hired. Trey and his guys ROCK! They do such exemplary work every time. Last fall, they rewired practically our entire home and modernized our system in the walls, meters, lighting, ceiling fans, outlets, under-counter lighting. You name it; they do it. Such a class act and so professional, GRADE "A" WORK. I can't say enough about this organization and their crew. From start to finish, they dealt with all the inspections, went above and beyond the norm. We just had Nipper Electric back at our home yesterday with outside lighting, more indoor work, and, once again, their work is exceptional. My Mom hired them to rework her under-counter lighting that was put in by another "not-up-to-par" electrician less than a year ago. She was so unhappy with her only 9-month old under-counter lighting that she decided to hire Nipper Electric because of the great work they did for my brother and me. And she is so happy with her new under-counter lighting replacement by Nipper Electric. She only wishes my brother and I had found them before she had her kitchen lighting installed. She's so happy now! And my brother and I are again giving rave reviews to Nipper Electric. Thank you Trey, Zach and Jessie. We feel like you guys are friends now! Thanks, Nancy Y. Smithread more
Yvonne Du Buy
Yvonne Du Buy
2016-04-26T05:48:57+0000
I was extremely impressed with this company, beginning with the VP, Trey, who came to my home to assess my particular situation, which was to convert a Fiberstars fiberoptic pool light to an LED light. Trey is highly intelligent and willing to take the time to research the situation at hand and study the data I had managed to collect for this undertaking. The electricians, Zack and Jessie, who came to do the work were also highy professional, congenial, hard-working, and knowledgeable and completed the task iwith exceptional efficiency in spite of the fact that they had never done such a conversion before. I am delighted with the outcome and would highly recommend Nipper Electric for any of your electrical needs.read more
Bob Carr
Bob Carr
2016-04-09T16:26:34+0000
Martin Moore
Martin Moore
2015-12-31T14:39:39+0000
Jackson Shelley
Jackson Shelley
2015-12-30T20:50:52+0000
Tim Burns
Tim Burns
2015-11-20T04:24:13+0000
Trey and Zack installed a variety of lights all over our home. The installation included wall sconces, recessed ceiling lights, combo bathroom exhaust/light fans, and under counter kitchen led lights. Their work was very professionally done, without any setbacks. They cleaned up after the job was finished and left our house spotless. You can't go wrong with this company.read more
Tracy Fentress
Tracy Fentress
2015-08-21T20:23:48+0000
Wendy Gray
Wendy Gray
2015-08-17T23:46:14+0000
Thanks Zack for installing my new exhaust fan in the bathroom! Sorry about the messy attic!
Joseph Linan
Joseph Linan
2015-07-16T18:39:28+0000