Transfer Electric: Your Toronto Pot Lights Installation Experts

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Whether we are talking about a home or business environment, the look and feel of a room is established by its lighting. Lighting creates an ambiance, lending a certain mood to our surroundings and establishing the character of a space. It also serves a functional purpose of illuminating the world in which we live and work.

Pot lights are one of the best all-around choices for your home or workplace. Whether you are building a home or business or you are renovating, adding in recessed lights can redefine your surroundings while giving you a functional advantage. That is why pot lights in Toronto are becoming such a popular design trend.

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  • Panel Upgrades Toronto  We Handle Pot Lights Installation in Toronto

    As the leading pot lights installation in Toronto specialists, we can tackle any project, large or small. Whether you just want to add a single recessed light at the end of a hallway, or you need Toronto pot light installation in every room of an office high-rise, we are up to the task. We are excited to discuss your project with you, and invite you to call us today at 1-800-787-3854 to schedule a consultation for your pot lights installation job in Toronto.

      Why Choose Us for Pot Light Installation in Toronto?

    There are no major functional difference between the panels used in homes and businesses, although of course, businesses consume more power.
    How do you know if you need to replace your electrical panel? Call Transfer Electric today if you have one or several of the following problems:


    • Our electricians are all fully licensed and have extensive experience in installing recessed lighting.

    • We offer free consultations!

    • After installation is complete, we will provide you with an ESA Certificate.

    • No deposit required – pay on completion!

    • You do not need molding for our pot light installation.

    • We are honored to be invited to work in your home, and will treat your home with the respect and care it deserves. We will never damage your ceilings, walls or carpets to install our lights. We leave your home as we found it—with the addition of beautiful, streamlined pot lights!

      Benefits of Pot Lights in Toronto

    When might you want to choose pot lights for your home or business? One of the advantages of pot lights is their incredible versatility. They are an ideal choice for a wide range of rooms and needs.


    • Bring a contemporary, streamlined look to your home or business.

    • Pot lights fit beautifully into any décor.

    • Increase illumination in a room, especially along walls or corners.

    • Highlight wall art, photos, sculptures, fireplaces, and architectural motifs with directional pot lights.

    • Increase the sense of space in a room, especially one with a low ceiling.

      How to Choose Pot Lights in Toronto

    Ready to learn more about pot lights? To choose the right recessed lights for pot light installation in Toronto, you need to know the basics.

    Pot lights have three key components:


    • The housing

    • The trim

    • The bulb


    For each of these, you have a number of choices available to you. While aesthetic considerations drive these choices in part, there are also some practical and safety concerns.

      Pot Light Housing Options

    The housing of your pot light is the part that is concealed inside the ceiling. It holds the trim and the bulb in place. Even though you do not see this element, it is critical that you select the right choice. There are a number of different housing options that we offer, depending on your needs:


    • New construction housing: As the name indicates, you can use this kind of housing if you are building a brand new space. You can also choose new construction housing any time you have access to overhead space through a ceiling access panel or attic.

    • Remodel housing: When you do not have overhead access, you can choose this less bulky type of housing which is easier to install.

    • IC-rated housing: If your housing will be in direct contact with thermal insulation, an IC-rated housing is a must for safety.

    • Non-IC rated housing: If you do not need to worry about contact with thermal insulation, you can choose this type of housing. Make sure there is a gap of at least three inches between the housing and any thermal insulation you have if you go with this choice. Otherwise, stick with IC-rated housings for your pot lights.

    • You will also find special options for pot light housing such as airtight housing, shallow-ceiling housing, and slope-ceiling housing. These options are ideal for specialized situations.


    If you do not know what type of housing you need, don’t fret! Our specialist pot light electricians can survey your space and check out your electrical system during your consultation and let you know exactly what you need. We are here to make choosing the right pot lights easy and painless!

      Pot Light Trim Options

    The trim is the ring you see surrounding the light bulb. It is visible against the ceiling. This is the key style element. We offer these types of trim for our Toronto pot lights installation:


    • Baffle trim:
      This is the most popular choice for pot lights installation in Toronto. The ribbed grooves inside the pot light help to absorb surplus light and reduce glare. You can generally buy them in black or white. While black is best for anti-glare purposes, white blends in nicely with most ceilings. There are also metallic trim options if you are looking for something a little different.

    • Reflector trim:
      The purpose of this type of trim is the exact opposite of baffle trim. The interior isn’t ribbed; it is polished to a high shine, and is designed to amplify light. This type of trim is ideal in an area where you will be doing work that requires high visibility, like a kitchen or workshop. This type of trim also can emanate heat, warming up an environment.

    • Eyeball trim:
      If you are interested in directional lighting, eyeball trim is an excellent choice. You can focus the light in any direction you choose. This is great for accenting. Sometimes eyeball trim is also called “adjustable trim.” This emphasizes its versatility, which is one of its prime assets. Even after the light is installed, you can change the direction of the beam! This is perfect if you end up moving a painting or another object you want to illuminate.

    • Lensed trim:
      This type of trim is also known as “shower trim” for the obvious reason—it is the ideal choice for the bathroom. There is an enclosure which houses the bulb and prevents exposure to moisture. You might also choose this type of trim in any part of your house which is susceptible to moisture.

    • Wall washed trim:
      This is another form of directional recessed lighting which includes a “shield” that covers half the light. This focuses and directs the light onto a surface or object. Use this the same way you would eyeball trim for accent lighting.

    • Decorative trim:
      While many buyers are attracted to pot lights because they provide for a streamlined, minimal look, others want their pot lights to stand out. If you want to draw the eye to your lighting, you can choose pot lights with decorative trim.


    Choosing the right type of trim is not as easy as it may sound. The type of housing you select can restrict your choices when it comes to trim. Not all trim types are compatible with all types of housing. We can help you select pot lights with the best combination of trim and housing for your needs!

      Types of Light Bulbs Used in Pot Lights in Toronto

    There are a variety of different types of light bulbs which you can use in Toronto pot lights installation. The type of light bulb you choose will have an impact on your energy use and the overall cost of your lighting. It will also have an aesthetic effect on the look and feel of your environment. Here are some of the most common choices for pot light bulbs:


    • Incandescent light bulbs. These are also called “A” bulbs. They are a low-cost option which are great for any use.

    • Also consider “R” bulbs, another very popular choice. The back of the bulb is coated with a reflective surface. This helps to amplify the brightness of the lighting. If you need to light a work or reading area, an “R” bulb is an ideal option.

    • Halogen bulbs are another excellent choice, especially if you want white (cool) lighting. Special low-voltage versions of these bulbs are available if you want to limit your power use and extend the lifetime of your bulbs. These bulbs actually produce more light than standard incandescent “A” bulbs, but there are some special installation requirements.


      What Size Do You Need?

    Another key consideration in the installation of pot lights is the size. There are a few options here, all based on the size of the trim which can range anywhere from 3” to 6”. That is a measurement of the diameter.

    Which size is best? This is a subjective question based largely on your personal tastes, but there are a few objective reasons why you might want to go with a larger or smaller pot light.


    • Smaller pot lights in the 3”-5” range are ideal for accent lighting or for lighting smaller areas, like your kitchen island. They are less noticeable and can blend in well with your ceiling. They draw less attention to themselves and still provide you with an ample amount of light.

    • 6” pot lights on the other hand provide you with a wider beam. For this reason, they are typically best for lighting larger areas such as your living room or den. They provide lovely ambient light.


    If you do not know what type of housing you need, don’t fret! Our specialist pot light electricians can survey your space and check out your electrical system during your consultation and let you know exactly what you need. We are here to make choosing the right pot lights easy and painless!

      Finishes

    There are a variety of finishes you can get on your pot lights. White and black are the most common choices, as mentioned earlier, but you may also go with a metallic look. Nickel, bronze, or bronze with frosted glass are all very popular. Metal has a neutral tone and can make for a contemporary finish. Note that if you get tired of your trim and you want to change it, you can often do so without switching out your pot light housing, so long as you stick with something that is compatible. You will usually find a larger selection of trim options if you stick with the 6” pot lights.

      How We Can Help!

    As you have doubtless now surmised, choosing pot lights is more complicated than it first appears. You have to be familiar with the electrical systems in your home and make sure the pot lights you select will be safe with your home’s electrical wiring. There are also design considerations to take into account. Installation can be messy and challenge to undertake on your own.

      We make Toronto pot light installation easy!

    Our process is simple:


    • 1. When you give us a call, we will schedule you for a consultation. We can give you a quote on the phone, or you can schedule an appointment for us to come by and look at your property. We can help you to pick the best pot lights for your home or business. At that point, we’ll give you a quote.

    • 2. Our expert crew arrives at your house and completes the installation quickly and efficiently, leaving no mess behind. We will test the work with you before we leave

    • 3. We can then schedule an appointment for you with the Electrical Safety Authority for an inspection and your ESA certificate. You can discuss this with our electricians during the consultation process.


    When you work with us, you get all the benefits of our specialized expertise in Toronto pot lights (just check out our testimonials!). We install hundreds of pot lights every day, and back all of our products with strong warranties. Pot light installation has never been faster, simpler, or more affordable. Give us a call today at 1-800-787-3854 and we will schedule your free consultation. We can’t wait to discuss your pot light project with you!

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