Recessed Lighting

Learn More About Recessed Lighting

Why We Love Recessed Lighting

The majority of recessed light fixtures, as the name suggests, are recessed inside of a ceiling with an internal downlight that is fixed or adjustable for a low profile. These lights are suitable for new construction or remodels, for insulated (IC) or non-insulated ceiling (non-IC), are available in line voltage or low voltage and come in a wide range of lamping options (LED, halogen, fluorescent and incandescent).

Where Recessed Light Fixtures Work Best

Recessed ceiling lights are the ideal choice for rooms where ceiling space is limited. Its slim dimensions make it ideal for and as a mood-enhancing layer of light that complements the dining room. In the bathroom, wet and damp rated trims are the best option for . Likewise, use wet and damp rated to give your porch or patio added illumination.

Recessed Lighting for Every Style

Although primarily a functional type of ceiling lighting, recessed light fixtures can also enhance the look of a space. For a contemporary look, explore the trims and housings from Element and WAC Lighting. Fabbian has a variety of decorative trims, including luxury crystal options and stunning glass designs. Finally, if you enjoy the benefits of energy efficiency, check out the assortment of LED recessed lights from Contrast.

How to Choose the Best Recessed Lighting

1. Begin with Housings

Your selection will depend on the year your home was constructed and how the fixture will be installed in the ceiling. Note there are options for insulated ceilings (IC Rated) and ceilings without insulation (Non-IC Rate). For safety reasons, you must choose the appropriate housing for your home's construction. Be sure you understand your home's ceiling construction before purchasing the housings or consult with an electrician first.

2. Choose Light Trims

Trims are available in many colors, finishes and features to a range of sizes spanning from 2" to 6". Thoroughly measure the space on the ceiling where you plan to install new trims to get the best idea of the sizes you can work with.

3. Get the Right Bulbs

While some fixtures use energy-efficient LED light sources, you'll notice options for halogen, fluorescent and incandescent as well. Depending on your lighting needs and the light output you prefer, your choices will vary.

Other Considerations

provide the same directed and focused light you need for display lighting, but they are mounted to the wall rather than the inside of the ceiling. Set the mood in your space by putting your can lights on . Lastly, find another layer of accent lighting for the kitchen by installing .