Recessed Power Outlets Vs Pop-up Power Outlets
Which Power Grommet Is Right For You?
Power connectivity is not a new concept. Convenient Power Options for your furniture is however. It’s no surprise that we reconfigure our living situations in order to stay connected, meaning we go where the outlets are. We lay on the edge of the bed pulling the phone charging cord taut to get the screen as close to our face as possible, we sit on the floor in airports to babysit our phones while they get a few precious minutes of charge before takeoff. You get the picture. But power outlets don’t simply need to exist in traditional wall plates – why not install directly into your desk, nightstand, kitchen counter, or in the arm of your chair or couch? Whether you are retrofitting your furniture or planning out a new space here are some key factors you should take into consideration when choosing the perfect power grommet for your needs.
Pop-up Power Grommets
Pop-up power grommets have a very contemporary look and feel. A sleek design aesthetic if you will as it hides away into the surface when not in use. This power grommet style is a great option for small spaces. It sits nearly flush (or completely flush in some models) on the surface and frees up some extra space when in the closed position. Since pop-up power grommets are not necessarily easy to identify in all cases, this type of unit is typically better served in spaces for personal use where you know exactly where (and what) it is and how to use it. Think private work desks, nightstands, and other common areas in your work or living space.
Recessed Power Grommets
Recessed power grommets are effective because they are so simple – they hide in plain sight. They require very little touching to operate so in-surface power grommets are perfect for public and commercial settings, such as charging stations, public work benches, and lounge areas. This power unit is also great for soft surfaces like chairs and sofas, which provides extra comfort for anyone who wishes to recharge their mobile device while relaxing.
Both power grommet options are available in a variety of styles and configurations. We carry all the most popular configurations, but you can even customize your power unit with additional voice/data jacks, audio/video connectors, and more. We also carry specialty configurations like Hospital Grade Receptacles, Tamper Resistant Outlets, Hardwired Connections (in lieu of a corded plug), and daisy-chainable circuits to link multiple units on a single plug.