Recessed Lighting Installation in Metairie, LA

Modernize Your Home With Recessed Lighting

Mr. Electric electrician replacing a light bulb Modern and contemporary styles are becoming more and more popular in homes across the country. However, revamping your entire house can be expensive and stressful. Why not take a simple, inexpensive step toward modern style with recessed lighting? If you're looking for the perfect blend of form and function, this type of lighting was made for you. Not only does it add light to poorly-lit areas, but it also adds a distinct decorative element to any space. The local electricians at Mr. Electric of North Shore and Metairie can help you make your modern design dreams a reality. We serve customers in Metairie, Covington, and Madisonville, LA, helping them with all their electrical needs.

What Is Recessed Lighting?

Recessed lighting is a lighting feature installed within a home's ceiling rather than hanging from the surface. Most types of recessed lighting have two parts. The trim is the finished edge that attaches to the ceiling, and the housing fixture holds the bulb in.

Is Outdoor Soffit Lighting for You?

Have you considered soffit lighting for your home? This type of outdoor lighting is a great way to bring some brightness to your home's exterior. Soffit lights fit beneath your roof's eaves and give a subtle lighting effect to the backyard. Here are just a few reasons why homeowners choose recessed soffit lighting:

  • Versatile light beam angles that accent specific areas of the home
  • Waterproof and insulated components
  • Small in size and easy to hide in the landscape
  • Easy to maneuver and may be angled to swiveled to create a spotlight

How to Best Use Recessed Lighting

There are numerous reasons why installing LED recessed lighting is popular. Whether you're looking to light your home's interior or exterior, most spaces can benefit from well-placed recessed lighting. This type of light works perfectly for all the following uses:

  • Spotlighting decorative elements
  • Accent lighting
  • Multi-use rooms and dimming
  • Task lighting in kitchens and bathrooms
  • Downlighting
  • Wall-washing to make small rooms look and feel larger

Recessed Lighting Doesn't Work Everywhere

Recessed lighting installation is a fantastic way to revamp most areas in your home. However, these lighting fixtures aren't ideal everywhere. We don't recommend using recessed lighting as the sole lighting source in a room or installing them in concrete ceilings. You may also want to avoid this type of lighting in rooms with decorative ceilings, and the fixtures can detract from the overall aesthetic. Ask our team whether recessed lighting makes sense for your space.

Consider These Factors Before You Install Recessed Lights

Before requesting recessed lighting installation service, be sure to consider a few factors. Recessed lighting is incredibly versatile and doesn't always work for every space. As such, it's a good idea to think through these things before or during a meeting with a professional:

Materials Involved

The type of housing you live in and the condition of the ceiling can make a big difference during installation. We'll need to know the ceiling slope, material, and insulation.

Number of Fixtures

Depending on the size of your space, you may need more lighting fixtures than average. Take square footage, wattage, type of bulb, ceiling height, and natural light into account when you think about the number of fixtures.


Spacing is huge when it comes to recessed lighting. These fixtures must be evenly spaced to get a professional, balanced look.

Fixture Ratings

Our licensed electricians are glad to answer any questions you have about selected models and moisture ratings. If you plan to install recessed lighting in the kitchen, bathroom, or basement, you likely need a fixture rated for moisture.

Electrical Load

Safe installation is crucial. Our team will determine the safest way to install new lights without overloading circuits. For some homeowners, new circuitry is part of the cost to install recessed lighting.

Function and Aesthetic

How do you want the final product to look? The electricians at Mr. Electric of North Shore and Metairie can help you decide on a target aesthetic and help you get the most function for your money. You may want to add dimming features, additional switches, or adjustable fixtures. We'll help you select the perfect recessed lighting from these options:

  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Energy Star
  • Line voltage
  • Low voltage halogen
  • Standard halogen
  • Fire barrier housings
  • Multiple recessed spots
  • Swivel lighting
  • Downlighting
  • LED swivel lighting

Get the Installation Process Started

Recessed lighting makes an excellent addition to any room inside (or outside) your house. The team at Mr. Electric of North Shore and Metairie is here to ensure that the installation process goes smoothly. We're happy to answer all your questions along the way and make sure you get the outstanding result you deserve. Customers across Metairie and Louisiana's North Shore can contact us any time to request service.