Light Installation Pleasant Hill, CA

Mares & Dow Construction performs all tasks in developing a good lighting plan and superb installation. Your main concern for lighting should always start with safety in mind. A well lighted home will always help prevent accidents for the young and the old. Residential lighting is governed by Title 24 energy Calculations in California. The type of lighting in areas like the kitchen and bathrooms are governed by each city’s building codes. Usually a fluorescent or LED type of lighting must be a percentage of the lighting of these areas.  Interior lighting is governed by a lot of different needs an functions of a particular room. Different type of lighting is needed in a kitchen, bathroom and living area. And sometimes the installation of a dimmer may make the whole difference in lighting a room. We describe interior lighting as three functions. One, being ambient lighting or general lighting, which can be surface, recessed, track, low voltage, fluorescent or LED fixtures. Two, being task lighting for working areas, like the kitchen and bathrooms.Task lighting is meant to provide a high level of lighting at work areas, like sinks, countertops and islands. This lighting can also be achieved through surface, recessed, track, low voltage, fluorescent  or LED fixtures. If cabinets are over counters, under cabinet  fixtures such as fluorescent and LED strips should be used for nice even spaced lighting. Three, being what is called in-between lighting or general lighting, the common areas between the general lighting and task lighting areas. Recessed lighting has become the most popular lighting of today. The special uses besides general lighting used with recessed lights are wall washing, accent lighting and grazing. Surface light fixtures are defined by type and all come with different features. There are two types of pendant lights. A light that hangs down from a ceiling chain or chord. Another type of pendant light is the chandelier. Then there is the flush ceiling fixtures that can help decorate a room and wall sconces that can decorate a wall. Exterior lighting takes in all the lighting on the exterior of the house itself and all the lighting on the lot of the house. All exterior doors must have a light  within six feet of door opening. The most popular exterior light used today is the motion-sensor light.

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