A recessed light also called downlight is the type of light fixture installed into openings in ceilings. They are generally used in situations that require a narrow cast of light or a broad spectrum of light focusing on a particular part of space.

They are three main parts to a recessed light that one needs to know to decide on the light wanted. They are housing, trim and bulb.

The trim is the visible portion of the fixture. The housing is the fixture is itself.

Trim:

The size of the trim and the style of the trim come with options. The application of the light determines the size of the trim as the larger the size, the broader the light. The usual sizes vary from three inches to six inches.

The style of the trim is of many types like:

Bulb:

Bulbs inserted are on the basis of the heat generated by them. Directional and diffuse bulbs are the two types of bulbs generally used in recessed lighting.

Housing:

This usually concerns about the type of insulation conatcts, among them, two main types are IC and Non IC rated.

IC means insulation contact; the fixture can come in direct contact with thermal insulation. On IC rating means the inverse and the minimum distance must be three inches away from the insulation.

One needs to know these few basics and understand the whole idea of deciding on the types of recessed lighting that comes in various styles and shapes these days – Be it your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen or living area or any other space for that matter!

Have a look at these attractive recessed lights available for sale.

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A recessed light also called downlight is the type of light fixture installed into openings in ceilings. They are generally used in situations that require a narrow cast of light or a broad spectrum of light focusing on a particular part of space.

They are three main parts to a recessed light that one needs to know to decide on the light wanted. They are housing, trim and bulb.

The trim is the visible portion of the fixture. The housing is the fixture is itself.

Trim:

The size of the trim and the style of the trim come with options. The application of the light determines the size of the trim as the larger the size, the broader the light. The usual sizes vary from three inches to six inches.

The style of the trim is of many types like:

  • Baffle Trim: Generally used in living rooms, dining and bedrooms. They absorb in excess light and help reduce glare.
  • Reflector Trim: Generally preferred in areas with high ceilings and kitchen spaces.
  • Adjustable Trim: Used in general task and accent lighting.
  • Lensed Trim: Used in bathrooms and showering spaces mainly as it contains specific protection against water.
  • Decorative Trim: Powerful, aesthetic and efficient.

Bulb:

Bulbs inserted are on the basis of the heat generated by them. Directional and diffuse bulbs are the two types of bulbs generally used in recessed lighting.

Housing:

This usually concerns about the type of insulation conatcts, among them, two main types are IC and Non IC rated.

IC means insulation contact; the fixture can come in direct contact with thermal insulation. On IC rating means the inverse and the minimum distance must be three inches away from the insulation.

One needs to know these few basics and understand the whole idea of deciding on the types of recessed lighting that comes in various styles and shapes these days – Be it your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen or living area or any other space for that matter!

Have a look at these attractive recessed lights available for sale.

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