Lighting Options for Your Basement

Choosing the right lighting for your basement is about ensuring that it doesn’t look too dark or too bright. If you choose the right lighting, you can convert your basement into a study room or a home office without spending too much.

Here are some lighting solutions for your basement.

Change Your Bulbs

Bulbs in dark, enclosed spaces can be a little tricky to get right. Luckily, there are plenty of different varieties to choose from that fit virtually every situation and budget—ones with different levels of brightness and colors, ones with added features like motion sensors or Wi-Fi controls, even ones made specifically for basements like LEDs.

Add Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting isn’t illusionary lighting. It’s not about making a room look bigger or brighter than it really is. Ambient lighting like lamps, sconces, and recessed cans will just fill the room with a soft, welcoming glow. However, it won’t light up areas that don’t need to be lit or help you see every corner of the basement—for that, you need task lighting. Think of ambient light as your overall mood light and task lighting as your functional light.

Go For Task Lighting

Task lighting is focused lighting that allows you to brighten up specific spaces or areas in a room. It illuminates things like the TV, your work area, or your computer screen. This is the kind of lighting you need in your basement for those evening movie sessions and board game nights with friends. You can add task lighting pretty easily with table lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces, and recessed cans.

Add Recessed Can Lights

Recessed lights are a great option for basements (and all rooms in general). If you’ve added recessed lighting to your home before, you know just how much light they can add to a room. A single recessed can provide more light than a table lamp, and if you want to go all out, you can install more than one.

Hire Professional Light Decorators

RHK Electrical offers all lighting solutions for your basement. We offer LED lighting solutions, holiday lighting decorations, holiday light installation, and much more.

We also offer all kinds of electrical repair services for homes and offices. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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