If you're renovating or if you're building a new home, recessed lighting has probably crossed your mind, and why not? It's one of the most common approaches to ambient lighting—and for good reason.
Recessed lighting benefits:
- Aesthetics. Because lighting is recessed above the ceiling plane, the room feels bigger. Also, recessed lights are unobtrusive. They don't draw attention to themselves.
- Versatility. Paired with a dimmer, recessed lighting offers many uses of a single space—it can allow plenty of light to see by and then be dimmed down based on your needs..
What kinds of recessed lighting are available?
- The most straightforward, these fixtures cast light downward and are available in a variety of apertures, thanks to LEDs. Recessed downlights make perfect ambient lighting.
- Adjustable fixtures. Adjustable fixtures offer the flexibility of manual aiming so you can zero in on something specific