Lighting Challenges

Oftentimes, elements of a unique lighting project require special attention and consideration. Our team of expert lighting design consultants work diligently to solve any lighting challenge, applying years of experience and knowledge to meeting your residential or commercial lighting needs.

My electric bills are so expensive. What is the easiest way I can save both money and energy in my home?

Dimming is the easiest way to save energy. Keeping your lights dimmed 15% not only saves that much energy but also triples the life of the bulb. Manufacturers will recommend the dimmers most compatible with their lighting product for the smoothest lighting control.

I’m having a hard time reading recipes when cooking in my kitchen. What type of lighting do you suggest?

Task lighting is crucial to any kitchen lighting design. It’s important to install bright task lighting in any place where you’ll be chopping, slicing and reading recipes. At Wolfers, we recommend installations under your kitchen’s overhead cabinets, over the center island, and throughout the pantry. Recessed lighting, under-cabinet lighting, track lighting, pendant lighting, and portable lamps are all great choices for helping you perform specific tasks around the kitchen.

Our driveway is very long and winding, making it difficult to navigate when it’s dark at night. What is the right outdoor lighting solution for me?

Outdoor lighting is essential for safety on driveways, steps and pathways around your home. Landscape lights are easy to install and to move, should you change the exterior landscape of your home. Bollards or cut-down pole lights are great options, as they stand 30 to 36 inches above the ground. Low-level path lights are also very useful, as they spread circular light patterns to brighten your walkway.

We have a very high ceiling in our family room, but low ceilings throughout the remainder of the house. What are the best lighting options for high and low ceilings?

Structural challenges often require indirect lighting to fill any “dark holes.” For high ceilings, a large center ceiling light will provide a sufficient amount of general lighting. For low ceilings, wall sconces are your best lighting solution.

My new house has little wall space to install lighting fixtures. What can I do?

When there is little wall space, we recommend using table and floor lamps for indirect and direct lighting rather than wall lighting. Another solution is to install a single main switch that refers to hidden dimmers and controls in a remote location, such as a closet.

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