Recessed Lighting Trims & Retrofits

Recessed Lighting Trims & Retrofits

The first consideration with recessed lighting is what type you should choose, sometimes called panel style. You have several main options, each with their own advantages:

  • baffle lining: This type of downlight has grooves that block excess light. This reduces glare and shadows. Choose this type for clean and soft ambient light. Black bezels can further reduce glare. However, choose white if you want the light to match a light-colored ceiling.

  • reflector fairing: These are provided with extra luster that surrounds the bulb, allowing the fixture itself to reflect more light into the room. If you want a brighter light, reflector shades are a good choice.

  • Adjustable trim: If you want to customize recessed lights and retrofits to create accent lighting or spotlights, you need an adjustable bezel. Terms to look for in adjustable lighting include eyelid, gimbal, adjustable cone, eyeball, and wallwash.

  • Wet place or lens: This type of recessed light protects the light source and the light housing from moisture and moisture. This can be a must when placing your downlights in humid areas like a bathroom. The terms “damp” or “wet” are often used to indicate how much moisture the luminaire is protected from.

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