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If you’re creating a spa in your home, there are certain types of spa lighting that are recommended and others that you should stay away from. There are a few different definitions of what a spa is supposed to be, but all of them have one important thing in common – you’ll be at your most exposed when you’re inside that room. If there’s a hot tub in there, you’ll be wearing a bathing suit at the most, and if it’s a spot to exfoliate or get a massage, you will be wearing significantly less. Don’t play around with the lighting. Let a professional handle the installation for you.
Modern technology has provided us with many wonderful devices in recent years. Some of those fall in the category of lighting. There are lights that provide a full spectrum of daylight; other’s that offer only the lower or higher end of that spectrum, and some that are designed to help you tan, like you would on the beach in summer. Those who build spas in their homes are inclined to include at least one, maybe all of these modes of lighting. The wiring and power requirements can get fairly complex.
Do not attempt to install spa lighting on your own. In fact, don’t attempt to do any electrical work in that room unless you are a trained, licensed, and experienced professional electrician. A delicate balance is necessary if you’re going to get the desired effect, and circuit panel upgrades may be necessary. Those are our specialty, and we’ve helped design many spa environments, both residential and commercial. They are wonderfully relaxing rooms where you can relax, meditate, and let go all of the cares of the outside world – as long as you have them wired correctly.
Like landscape lighting, the installation of spa lighting may require that you do some circuit breaker changes. It would be best to put the room on a dedicated circuit, two if there’s enough juice going in there. For spas with complex sound or video systems, those should also be attached to a separate circuit. Give us a call and we’ll help you plan the development of your spa. If you do it right, you’ll always have a place to escape to.