Lighting. Friday , September 21st , 2018 - 19:00:39 PM
If you decide to install high voltage lighting I recommend that you consult an electrician for advice. Get him or her to carry out the basic cabling and installation work. If you choose a low voltage system (by far the most popular) you can much more easily install it yourself providing you follow some basic safety guidelines. The specification for the cables is still important, but you don't need to bury them deep underground as you would for a high voltage system. However, bear in mind that the cables are still capable of giving electric shocks if damaged. Most garden centers have a wide assortment of low voltage systems and fittings that are suitable for outdoor use. If you buy a low voltage kit it will come with a transformer as well as cabling and fittings. Make sure that you position the transformer in a dry place indoors or in a garageoutbuilding.
You should have the right amount of switches on the right places. Don't put in the one switch that turns everything on. That is the worst thing you can do. As you don't just cook in your kitchen, you need to have different lights on in different times. When you consider placing the switches, you should have a switch for each type of kitchen lighting - one for the general, another for the task- and one for your accent lights. You can also segregate lighting by 'geography': the switch for the worktop's task light should be near to the worktop. For the pendants above the kitchen island you should have a switch near the island.
The shower - The shower has its own special challenges and opportunities. It has its tasks that need to be performed, but there is nothing like a relaxing hot shower to help melt away the day and appropriate good lighting is essential to set the proper mood. The lights in the shower are generally recessed either into the ceiling or the walls of the shower. Whatever lighting you choose you must be sure that your lighting choice is U.L. approved for the shower area. It should be installed according to local electrical codes by a certified electrician. You will want the covers for these fixtures to be made of a high quality glass because plastic covers will turn yellow in the shower. Again putting a dimmer and timer on these lights will greatly improve the atmosphere in your shower and let you choose the lighting that most reflects the mood you are in at that time.