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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 hallway lighting 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 shower lighting. Likewise, use wet and damp rated outdoor recessed lights 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.
Picture lights 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 modern dimmer control. Lastly, find another layer of accent lighting for the kitchen by installing under counter lights.
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