How To Choose Recessed Lighting
Recessed Lighting Applications
- Keeps your lights securely in place
- Connects the light fixture to electrical components
- Covers the housing from view
- Available in multiple styles, designs, and functions
Recessed Trim Types
- Comes in a variety of finishes and designs
- Meant to fit your home’s theme and style
For a more dressed-up look than your traditional canned light, explore products with crystal details, youthful shapes, and colorful trims.Shop All Decorative Trims
- Commonly called the eyeball trim
- Moves in a jointed fashion
Other directional trims offer a more pivoted feature that enables you to turn them toward a particular area for an even illumination.Shop All Directional Trims
- Produces a smaller amount of light
- Works similar to a pinhole camera
The majority of the light is covered by a trim to lessen the amount of light, which makes for a more dramatic lighting experience.Shop All Pinhole Trims
- Also called a wall-wash trim
- Has an eyelid-like feature to direct light upon a wall
This option is great for accent lighting on a piece of art or to illuminate your books and decorations on your shelving.Shop All Scalloped Trims
- May be installed in a shower area
- UL rated for the damp air
These trims offer additional lighting for darker shower areas.Shop All Shower Lights
- May be installed on a sloped ceiling
- Designed at a 45 degree angle
Have sloped ceilings? Consider this style to cast your light downward.Shop All Slop Adaptable Recessed Lights
IC Rating versus Non-IC Rating
- IC rating determines whether or not the recessed lighting trim and housing can come into contact with insulation in your attic.
- If the trim and housing are IC rated, then it may come into contact with insulation.
- If the trim and housing are non-IC rated, then it cannot come into contact with insulation.
NOTE: This is extremely important to look for if you are going to install recessed lighting into your ceiling where there is insulation in the attic area.
Correct Amount of Light
Use the calculator below to determine the correct amount of wattage for your room