Sadly, recessed downlights are sometimes installed above the places where people sit or stand. This practice creates harsh shadows on people’s faces and/or causes shadows to be cast over work surfaces. Since a fixed recessed downlight only provides a circle of light directly below the fixture, it is imperative to position it wisely.
Adjustable recessed fixtures offer a lot more flexibility in directing the light. Bouncing light off the wall (while highlighting artwork) can be very effective when lighting living spaces. If your recessed lights have yet to be installed, talk to a lighting professional to make sure you are getting the amount of light you need and in the right places.
There’s a dazzling array of options available in recessed lighting these days. Before popping a whole lot of lights into your ceiling, talk to us about the right sizes, trims, bulbs and placement for your project. Mention this post and you’ll receive 5% off your next purchase. (Not valid with any other offer.)
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