Updating recessed lights

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This means that it is highly dependent on the space it is going into.

The same lights that work brilliantly on an 8-foot ceiling will seem dim on a 15-foot ceiling.

You’ll need someone who is familiar with residential lighting, like a contractor or electrician.

He or she can help you with a lighting plan, ensure your lights are meeting any local codes and, of course, install the fixtures for you. Newer designs are getting smaller, with the same light output, therefore pushing the limits of where recessed lighting can be installed.

Newer trends indicate that a 3- to 4-inch aperture is the new standard.

Because there are many factors that determine whether components will work together, the best thing to do is contact a lighting expert (like us! APERTURE: An opening or hole, specifically referring to the cutout on a recessed lighting trim where light is visible.

HOUSING: The protective safety covering around a recessed downlight.

BAFFLE TRIM: A style of trim with large grooves that absorbs excess light and reduces glare.

Baffles are typically available in black (which reduces the most glare) and white (which reduces the appearance of holes in the ceiling).

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