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2018 Lighting Trends

Whether we’re ready for the new year or not, it’s slowly dawning upon us that 2018 is almost here. That means that alongside the new year, new year’s resolutions and our yearly day long healthy eating spree, lighting trends are also changing. One of the most significant areas of home design in any given year is lighting. Yes, we know, we’re electricians. What do we know about lighting? Well, let’s just say that after years of installing and wiring various lights in your homes, we know an awful lot about what kind of lighting fixtures are in style at any given time. So, take our word for it when we say that 2018 will be a revolutionary year for lighting design! Without further ado, here are our projections for the upcoming year.

Minimalism

The less is more trend has certainly perked up in recent years, with more and more homes creating lighting designs with pot-lights and installing aesthetically pleasing, dynamic lighting fixtures that draw the eye to simple designs.

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Bright Coloured Accents

Why stick to black and white? Homeowners have recently gravitated towards bright, bold coloured accents in all facets of home design, lighting included. Bold, modern patterns and dynamic accents in not-so modest shades are paired with metallic tones to draw the eye and attract attention.

LED Accent Lights

Under-cabinetry pot-lights, backlit ceilings and LED accents within furniture add drama and light to recesses which would otherwise be obscured. LED accented furniture is not being sold from every major retailer, and has made a significant impact on the home market.

Pot-Lights in Non-Traditional Places

Much like the above LED phase has suggested, we’ve seen pot-light installation come a long way in recent years. With newer lighting features, waterproof pot-light accents and design techniques pot-lights are a welcome accent in virtually any room.

Statement Chandeliers

Traditional statement chandeliers have always been a means of adding drama to an interior. We’ve installed our fair share of oversized, traditional chandeliers to know that they’re a timeless classic piece in homes around the world. Modern takes on accent chandeliers use geometric designs and creative materials to create a new take on the classic, and add a sculptural artwork in the form of a lighting statement to an interior. Overtime, we believe that the seriousness attributed to lighting design will disappear completely, and be replaced with unique, eccentric and unique pieces of modern, artistic décor.

The TLDR version of this article: lighting is taking on new functions, and turning lighting fixtures and pieces into aesthetic accents in any homes. Play around with lighting as decoration, and focus on creating unique centrepieces and accents in your room in this upcoming year.

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The Benefits of Hiring a Professional, Licenced Electrician

While it’s always been tempting to save some cash and attempt home repair projects armed with nothing more than How-To Tutorials and a fire extinguisher, most people will recommend that when attempting electrical repairs, it’s better to stick to hiring professionals. We know it’s tempting to simply attempt to diagnose the issue and go at it with pliers, but like any other tradespeople, we hate seeing people accidentally burn off their eyebrows, short their electrical systems, or burn down their home. Besides the possible outcomes, there are a number of reasons why it’s best to hire a professional electrician for your home’s repairs. Here are just some of them:

Safety and Peace of Mind:

Any certified electrician will tell you that working with electricity can be dangerous, and if done incorrectly might lead to injury. Unless you yourself are licenced, or have the absolute certainty that you can perform this repair yourself, it’s always best to seek the professional help of licenced electrician.

In addition, you want your job to be done correctly. If the repair is not properly completed, it can cause serious safety problems in the long run. Electrical failures, shocks, fires and other dangers are all a possibility in the eventuality of an improper repair.

Safety of Investment:

There’s no point in sinking money into a job not finished correctly. Save yourself the trouble and the cash or later damages and repair costs, and invest in a proper repair service the first time around.

Education and Training:

A professional electrician brings prior knowledge and years of training to any job. Diagnosing an issue can be difficult at first, but is no trouble for a skilled and trained technician. Before you hire any electrician, ensure that they are trained, bonded, licensed and insured.

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Troubleshooting Capacity:

Do you know what to do when you encounter electrical problems? An electrician does, and can help you solve any issues that pop up during the repair process. Training and experience allows quality Toronto area electrical contractors to be able to get to the root of the problem in no time, saving you time and money.

Insurance and Quality:

Protect yourself from costs and damages, and ensure that your repairs are finished quickly and effectively. In the eventuality of damages or unforeseen costs due to injury, the electrician is insured and will cover the charges. Licenced electrical contractors therefore offer a quality of service beyond those offered by DIY gurus or unlicensed companies.

Guarantee of Effectiveness:

Getting repairs or work done by a quality electrician means you can rest assured that any future costs of maintenance will be covered, as all reputable companies offer a warranty on services, repairs and installations as well as free maintenance in case of future problems.

Contact Ontime Electric today for local Toronto area electrical contractors and electrical services. We offer repairs, installations, panel upgrades, fuse replacements, knob and tube wiring and more for both commercial and residential buildings. Contact us today for services in Toronto, Oakville, Markham, North York, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, King City, Aurora, Etobicoke, Durham Region and further! Get in touch today.

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