Recessed lighting can provide general, task and ambient lighting in a very subtle manner. Because of their recessed nature you get all the illumination with none of the visual clutter.
Installed in the ceiling with only the trim showing, recessed fixtures can be used anywhere in the home, including outdoors, under eaves and on porches. They are ideal for any type of ceiling, including tall ceilings, shorter ceilings and sloped ceilings.
They are available as downlights for ambient and as adjustable accent lights or wall washers for accent lighting.
Generally, multiple recessed lights are used to illuminate a room, providing a space with much needed overhead illumination, all while being simple and convenient. The beauty of can lights lies in their functionality: they fit smoothly into a space, provide necessary overhead lighting, and allow other design aspects to be the focal point of a room.
There are three sections to compose recessed lighting:
Housing: for new constructions or remodeling
Illumination: used with medium base bulbs, low-voltage or LEDs.
Trim: the aesthetic part of a recessed light. It comes in square, circle or both and finishes such as chrome, white, brass, and even crystals.
For new constructions applications, the recessed lights are attached to studs and the electrical work is run the ceiling is applied. In remodel applications, the ceiling is existent and holes are made to accommodate the fixtures. Need assistance finding the right recessed light system for your home? Contact one of our expert consultants by phone, email or chat.