How to Pick the Right Recessed Lighting

Jan / 25 / 2022

Recessed lighting has proven to be one of the most adaptable options for homes and working environments alike. However, whether you plan to use it as accent, ambient, or downlighting, it can be daunting to make the right application and style choice.

The overall atmosphere of your space will be guided by carefully selected recessed lighting. In this article, you’ll get the rundown of how to get the right recessed lighting in line with your requirements and preferences.

How-to-Pick-the-Right-Recessed-LightingHow to choose LED recessed lighting?

LED recessed lighting is easily one of the most practical and functional additions you can make to your home or commercial building. Recessed lighting, often referred to as downlighting or can lighting, is a versatile option that works in practically any setting.

Quality LED recessed lighting will not only deliver by giving your space a sleek and modern appearance but can be used to highlight decorative pieces and artwork, illuminate strategically placed features, and create an atmosphere with the help of a dimmer. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, LED recessed fixtures are energy efficient and last considerably longer than traditional bulbs.

The most common use of recessed lights is from the ceiling, but can also be placed in walls to illuminate steps, as well in-ground, typically in outdoor environments to accent landscaping or pathways. Typically, three main components define a recessed light: housing, fixture size, and trim style.

1. The housing

Nowadays, LED recessed fixtures come in an all-in-one package that contains the housing, trim, and module.

Recessed lights are made with two different kinds of support for new construction and remodel projects. The kits are available in many sizes and styles of recessed lighting. Line voltage kits are the standard and run on household current. Low voltage kits use a driver to reduce the voltage. The driver can either be built-in or separate from the fixture.

  • New construction: New construction housings are designed specifically for spaces with visible ceiling joists and without drywall. The housing is best installed during a remodel or while building a new house.
  • Remodel: If joists are not exposed, or you wish to upgrade your current lighting system to LED, a remodel housing is fitting. These housings are installed through a small opening in the ceiling.

2. Fixture size

Fixture sizes may vary slightly depending on the manufacturer. The standard sizes for recessed light fixtures for residential and commercial lighting are between 3″ and 7″ in diameter. Depending on its purpose, the size of your fixtures will depend on their purpose. Luckily, flexibility in terms of sizes and shapes is one of recessed lighting’s greatest and most convenient traits.

3. Trim style

The trim is the visible part that people can see in the room. It’s what gives the light its aesthetic. Choosing the right recessed lighting trim will ultimately come down to your taste and style preferences.

  • Flangeless trim will fit seamlessly blend with the surface
  • Flanged trim highlights its design
  • Square aperture is used in modern spaces
  • Circular trims are for a more classic aesthetic
  • Bevel trim gives the light its depth
  • Flat trim has a minimalist finish and design

How-to-choose-LED-recessed-lightingWho produces and implements state-of-the-art recessed LED lighting?

LF Illumination is an acclaimed and versatile manufacturer and installer of commercial and residential illumination solutions. Whether you’re looking to enhance your property with cutting-edge recessed slot lighting systems or need assistance with choosing the best layout for your lighting, you can trust our expert team to ensure your new illumination is built to last and in compliance with the relevant codes.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about our products and book a consultation with our illumination specialists.