Lighting is about more than just illuminating an area. It’s about making a statement, accentuating parts of your home you want to show off and hiding areas that don’t serve your interior design goals. We offer many types of accent lighting at Lighting Inc., but our most versatile and most subtle option is recessed lighting.

What is recessed lighting?

Recessed lighting is a design that is installed flush with the ceiling rather than hanging down from the ceiling. This gives the room a sleek and modern look with little to no obstructions. Because the fixtures are tucked away, it’s a versatile choice for just about any room. It allows the features of the room to speak for themselves rather than creating an interruption in your interior design theme.

Where should recessed lighting be placed?

Recessed lighting is ideal for task lighting, highlighting areas where specific work is done. For example, placing recessed lighting over a kitchen sink or preparation area will provide additional light and make it easier to see what you’re doing. Recessed fixtures are also fantastic options for shower and bath lighting.  Installing them underneath kitchen cabinets will improve lighting for food preparation tasks. It’s very unobtrusive and won’t be in the way while you’re using the space.

What kinds of fixtures do you need?

Recessed lights can be installed using different fixtures. Baffle trim is a stationary fixture option and is ideal for over-sink or hallway lighting. Eyeball trim is a movable option that allows you to angle the light exactly where you want it. Shower trim has a tempered glass cover and is water-tight, making it perfect for use in bathrooms and wet areas. At Lighting Inc., we have a variety of lighting well covers to complement your decor, ranging from bright and colorful to sleek and modern.

How many lights should you install?

Err on the side of caution. Using fewer lights may be better depending on the needs of your room. The last thing you want to do is ruin the aesthetics of your room by cutting too many holes in the ceiling. Higher wattage light bulbs can make up for fewer light wells and dimmer switches can  provide variable lighting options for different times of day.

Can they be installed in anywhere?

Recessed lighting can be installed just about anywhere, but some surfaces are less suitable for installation. Contact our stores with any questions. Our experts will be able to help you find the right lighting solution for your home.

What kind of light bulbs do they require?

Most recessed lighting systems work best with LED bulbs. These bulbs last for years and use much less electricity than the older style incandescent lights. Modern LEDs come in a variety of colors, making it possible to customize the light quality in each room.
Recessed lighting can elevate your living space without interrupting the flow of your design. Come visit our Woodlands Showroom to see how we can take your home lighting to the next level or contact us online to discuss your lighting needs.