Redesigning Indoor Lighting with a Professional Electrician
by Rahul Chauhan
Home is where you hang your hat as the adage goes. In other words, it’s where you spend most of your time. Therefore, you need to pay some attention to your indoor lighting. Having not just adequate but high-quality lighting is an important necessity and adds to the overall ambience of your home.
Why Hire an Electrician to Install Indoor Lights
Considering the safety measures and the knowledge that goes into designing and installing indoor lighting, you need to hire an electrician instead of going the DIY route. One wrong step can make an otherwise affordable job a lot more expensive. In fact, it’s risky, even dangerous, to do the installation yourself. Here’s why you should hire an electrician for interior lighting installation.
1. Enhanced Energy Efficiency
When your indoor lighting is installed and checked by a professional electrician, you can be assured of improved efficiency. An electrician would make sure that the right amount of electricity travels to the light fixtures which makes for a safer, more efficient home and you won’t have to worry about power surges or flickering lights.
2. Complying with the codes
A professional electrician knows exactly what your local codes and regulations are regarding projects that involve rewiring, retrofitting, or whatever actions are necessary to install your indoor lighting. Electrician will take all the necessary steps to integrate only the components that fall within safety standards for residential electrical systems.
3. Installation Time
Furthermore, you’ll be satisfied with the completed project as well as the timing of the installation. An experienced electrician, who has undertaken numerous projects, has the expertise to perform an installation promptly—yet safely. The money you may have saved by installing the lighting yourself or hiring someone who’s not licensed would eventually have to go into repairs and extra maintenance—not to mention your increased utility bills. So, the added safety, efficiency, and visual appeal are all worth the time it takes an electrician to do the job.
4. Installation of New Wire and Tapping to Current Connections
Because installing and relocating light fixtures requires running new wires and possibly tapping into the existing connections, there’s no other choice but to enlist the service of an electrician. This is the part of the project where safety, expertise, and training come into play. The electrician connects the new wires to the existing ones and connects the opposite ends to the light fixture. Plus, only an expert would be familiar with the different types of wires. Thus, choosing a professional would work out for the best rather than trying to install the connections yourself.
5. Ceiling Fixtures for Indoor Lighting
Aside from the tapping, ceiling fixtures require extra support to keep them in place. For instance, you might not want a ceiling that wobbles when you turn it to just a medium setting or a light that flickers when the fan is turned on. On a more serious note, what if you want a chandelier installed, but you’re not sure if the beam can support it on its own? A highly trained electrician not only knows what to look for in the ceiling’s structure but would also have the specialized tools and parts to anchor the fixture firmly and safely into the ceiling.
6. Warranty for the Work
Fancy or not, light fixtures come with their warranty which would become void if installed by someone other than a licensed electrician. Moreover, any ethical professional will provide a warranty for both the fixtures and the service. So, entrusting them the installation of your light fixtures gives you even more peace of mind. In case a problem arises with the work they’ve done, that warranty protects you from more expenses.