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Recessed Lighting

  • Also Known As
    • Recessed Lights
    • Cans or Can Lights
    • Pot Lights
    • Downlights
  • Information you should know about lighting
    • Color Temperature
    • Color Rendering Index
    • Beam Spread
    • Lumens
    • Watts
    • Flood, Narrow Flood, Spot (Beam Spread vs Lumens)
    • Wet vs Damp Location
  • Types of Light
    • Incandescent
    • Halogen
    • Fluorescent
    • LED
  • Purposes or Uses and Effects
    • General Lighting
    • Layers
      • Use different switches or dimmers to control the different lighting effects desired
    • Task Lighting
    • Down Lighting
    • Accent Lighting
    • Indirect Lighting
    • Wall Wash Lighting
    • Ambient Lighting
  • Recessed Fixtures typically consist of 2 parts, the Fixture Housing and the Fixture Trim
    • Types of Recessed Fixture Housings
      • Remodel
      • New Construction
      • Waffer (Ultra thin)
      • Air Tight
      • In Contact with insulation
    • Types of Recessed Fixture Trims
      • Baffle Trim
        • LED Down Light
        • Flood (50 degree beam spread)
        • 82 CRI
        • Dimmable to 10%
      • Gimbal Trim
        • LED Adjustable Down Light
        • Adjustable to 35 degrees
        • Flood (50 degree beam spread)
        • 83 CRI
        • Dimmable to 15%
      • i Gimbal Trim
        • LED Adjustable Down Light
        • Adjustable to 50 degrees
        • Narrow Flood (35 degree beam spread)
        • 90 CRI
        • Dimmable to 10%
      • Waffer
        • LED
        • Ultra-Thin, Low Profile Housing
        • Flood (50 degree beam spread)
        • 80 CRI
        • Dimmable to 10%
  • Dimmers
    • Changes use or effects with the flip of the switch
  • Placement and Spacing
    • Good rule of thumb is 1 fixture for every 4 to 6 square feet of ceiling space for ceiling heights between 8 and 12 feet
    • Place within 2 feet of wall to graze the wall
    • Place 2 to 3 feet from wall to direct light on wall hangings and Art
    • Place directly over Task areas to eliminate shadows
  • Technology
    • LED
    • Bluetooth speakers built in
  • How Awesome it is.

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