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December 17, 2012 ... Cable lighting: flexible, customizable, and attractive

We love vaulted ceilings, high ceilings, and exposed structure ceilings like concrete or wood decking in lofts, but they all have the same problem: lighting.  What do you do with a sloped ceiling? Pot-lights need to be gimballed (angled), but that only works to a certain slope, and the canopy for suspended lights looks goofy.  What do you do with really high ceilings? Suspended lights need to have REALLY long cables and therefore end up looking disproportionate, or pot lights are too high up to provide sufficient lighting.  What can you do with an exposed structure ceiling? Puncturing the structure to recess pot-lights is expensive and difficult, and then you have to try to conceal wires running along your feature ceiling.   How about trying to up-light your beautiful vaulted ceiling? You can use wall sconces, but that only works near the wall itself, and creates ‘hot spots’ of uneven lighting on your feature ceiling. What about lighting in ceilings that are part of your roof? The recessed junction box for any light fixture compromises your air and vapour barrier, and usually reduce the depth of insulation, and therefore its effectiveness.

Cable lighting is our favourite solution for tricky spaces as it can solve all of the aforementioned problems and more.  They are flexible, customizable, and look great.  You can mount the cables between walls or ceilings, or use a combination of both to light your space.   They can make horizontal or vertical turns, and can cross lines using a variety of hardware options.  (see more below)