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Is It Time To Update Your Indoor Lighting?

Indoor Lighting
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Indoor lighting isn’t something we think about every day, even though we’d be lost if we flicked the switch and nothing happened. With that in mind, why would you consider redoing your indoor lights if they’re still working for you?

There are three main reasons you should consider paying attention to your lights. If any of these resonate with you, it may be time to call an electrician from Art Plumbing, AC & Electric in Coral Springs.

Reason #1: Safety

Have your lights started flickering? Flashing lights are a warning sign that something is wrong with your lighting system and it needs to be fixed. If it’s one isolated fixture, it’s more than likely a problem that’s specific to that fixture or lamp. All your lights flickering though? That’s a clear sign of a bigger problem brewing in your electrical wiring.

There are several reasons that lights may flicker:

  • Wiring Faults

    Flickering lights may be because of an impending switch failure, which will need to be replaced to correct. Loose fixture wiring can also cause flickering lights. The wiring may need to be correctly reattached or replaced by an electrician. Worn connectors may need to be replaced, or loose service conductors re-tightened.

  • Light Bulb Issues

    Sometimes a flickering light is a loose light bulb that can be fixed by replacing the bulb. Your light bulb may be failing and will probably stop working soon. Make sure you have some spares on hand in case. Using the incorrect light bulb type will also cause lights to flicker and misbehave.

  • Switch Problem

    A poor connection inside the switch itself can also be the cause of the problem. If this is the case, the switch may need to be replaced.

Reason #2: Aesthetics

Older homes are likely to have some of the original light fixtures in place. After all, if something is working, why fix it? Just as you’ve taken great care to establish a design aesthetic in your home, it’s worth making sure your light fittings, well, fit in!

Here are some helpful lighting design aspects to consider:

  • Do your light fixtures complement and fit in with your room design?
  • Have you had the same light fixtures for years or even decades?
  • Have your light fixtures evolved with the space they’re lighting?
  • The color of your fixtures; maybe they’re out of style.
  • You don’t have LED bulbs in your fixtures.

Reason #3: Switch to Eco-Friendly Indoor Lighting

The switch to eco-friendly living has filtered through to change how we do life in many different ways; this includes our lighting. These are some of the things you can renew in your home lighting that will help make your home earth-friendly.

  • Install Energy Efficient Appliances

    If you’re considering retrofitting an older home with energy-efficient lighting fixtures, it’s a great idea to get a qualified electrician to make sure that your wiring is able to service modern lights. Older wiring may not be compatible with new fixtures.

  • Find And Fix Energy Drains

    Homeowners often overlook energy drains or dismiss them as minor issues. Energy waste can add up to considerable amounts over time. It’s worth getting an electrician to help you identify and adjust any energy drains within your lighting system.

  • Switch To Solar

    Making the shift to solar power is one of the biggest favors you can do for the earth. An energy-independent home, equipped with solar panels and a battery storage system, means that powering your home won’t require the burning of fossil fuels.

  • LED Light Fixtures

    LED light bulbs and fixtures are by far the most energy-efficient types of lighting. Using LED light bulbs in regular fixtures may cause the bulbs to burn out sooner than they should, or they’ll give off less light than they’re able to. It’s best to use LED fixtures to take full advantage of the benefits of LED bulbs. Used together, you’ll know that your lighting will be as eco-friendly as possible.

Is It Time to Update Your Indoor Lighting? Call Art!

Whether your lighting is giving you trouble, your fixtures need updating, or if you’d simply like to live more eco-aware, you’ll need a partner in your revamp mission. Art Plumbing, AC & Electric electricians are fully licensed, qualified, and have all the experience to make the changes you need. Call Art today at 1-800-475-1504, we want to help light up your life!

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