Recessed Lighting Living Room

Recessed Lighting Living Room

Types of Recessed Lighting Recessed lights are flush with the ceiling, making them great for rooms with low ceilings. Sometimes called can lights or downlights, recessed lights have three main components: the housing, the trim and the light bulb (or lamp). Use recessed lighting in the bathroom, kitchen, living room or office. For more information on lighting your home, check out Home Lighting Tips.
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Recessed Lighting Living Room

Dual-Purpose Fixtures Recessed light fixtures beautifully highlight artwork and books displayed on the shelves of this home office while also providing overall illumination for the room. French doors let in plenty of natural light. Task Lighting Task lighting for the desk area is a key feature of a home office lighting plan. In this office, a desk lamp is positioned to the side of the workspace to minimize shadows and reflections. Recessed light fixtures provide general illumination. Indirect Lighting Avoid lighting options that create distracting reflections on your computer screen. This home office features wall sconces that create indirect illumination by washing the walls with light. Design by Nicole Sassaman Floor Lamp A floor lamp placed next to a chair creates an inviting reading area in this home office. Positioning the chair next to a window allows for natural light to be used for reading during the day. Track Lighting This family-centered workspace features a fun track lighting fixture that can be adjusted to illuminate the room’s desks, shelves and blackboard. A rice-paper floor lamp provides additional illumination.
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Recessed Lighting Living Room

If you know of a particular spot in the room that needs a recessed light directly above it, that should be your starting point. Laying out recessed lighting in a kitchen? You might want to be sure there is a light directly above the stovetop or sink. Planning for recessed lights in the living room? You might have a specific reading chair that you already know needs extra lighting. If you fall in this category, center that first recessed light exactly where you want it and space the rest of the lights around it (see Tip #2 for spacing).
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Recessed Lighting Living Room

Recessed Lighting Kits To get everything in a one-stop shop, look for a light kit. Kits are available for all sizes and types of recessed lighting. Line-voltage kits are your standard light kit. Low-voltage kits have a built-in transformer and help with energy savings, but are more expensive. Low-voltage recessed lights also require a special dimmer switch (sold separately). LED retrofit kits let you convert recessed lights to LED and work with existing housings.
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Recessed Lighting Living Room

Recessed lights are flush with the ceiling, making them great for rooms with low ceilings. Sometimes called can lights or downlights, recessed lights have three main components: the housing, the trim and the light bulb (or lamp). Use recessed lighting in the bathroom, kitchen, living room or office. For more information on lighting your home, check out Home Lighting Tips.
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Recessed Lighting Living Room

Accent lighting in a living room may be used to focus on an architectural element, such as a fireplace or bookcase, or on a painting, sculpture or plant. Uplights placed on the floor may be used as accent lighting for a plant, while track lighting may be used as accent lighting for artwork. When lighting an art collection, the brightness and heat generated by a type of lighting must be considered; for some lighting designers, accent lighting for artwork is a particular area of expertise.
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Recessed Lighting Living Room

Recessed LightingFree Shipping* on all recessed lighting. From the kitchen to the living room, find recessed light fixtures for every need. All the best styles and brands, including Juno, Lightolier and more. LED Lights > LED Housings, trim, retrofit kits and more! Trim > The visible part of a fixture containing an outer ring and reflector or baffle. Housings > The main structure, also called the can, that holds the electrical components.
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Recessed Lighting Living Room

Learn the basics of recessed lighting and find answers to commonly-asked questions, in our guide, How to Buy Recessed Lighting. For both style and function, clean, modern-looking recessed light fixtures are an ideal choice for kitchens, bathrooms, home offices and more.
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The entry points and pathways through a home typically require nothing more than ambient lighting, unless there are focal points such as artwork or architectural elements that should receive accent lighting. A small entry may be sufficiently lighted by a ceiling-mounted or recessed fixture or a wall sconce. A double height entry with a staircase may require a chandelier with lighting controls at both the bottom and top of the stairs. Ambient lighting in hallways may be provided by recessed fixtures, ceiling-mounted fixtures or wall sconces.
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A new lighting plan for a medium-sized kitchen might call for cove lighting along two opposite kitchen walls to provide ambient lighting that bounces light off the ceiling, instead of recessed downlights or ceiling-mounted central fixtures, both of which primarily send light straight down. Valance lighting above the sink and undercabinet lighting would provide the task lighting.
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Shower Trim Shower trim has a tempered glass lens for safety. Shower trim recessed lights are also wet-rated, making them good to use over a shower and in bathrooms. Shop Recessed Lighting Good to KnowFor flexibility, install a dimmer switch to change the mood of the room. Check the packaging to see if the recessed light is dimmable.
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To get everything in a one-stop shop, look for a light kit. Kits are available for all sizes and types of recessed lighting. Line-voltage kits are your standard light kit. Low-voltage kits have a built-in transformer and help with energy savings, but are more expensive. Low-voltage recessed lights also require a special dimmer switch (sold separately). LED retrofit kits let you convert recessed lights to LED and work with existing housings.
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The concept of layering light is particularly important in the living/family room, an area of the house where people tend to gather for long stretches of time and engage in an array of activities, including conversation, watching TV, reading, playing board games and using a laptop. “In rooms where people spend a lot of time, I like to get away from recessed downlights, and instead use lights that bounce off the ceiling for ambient illumination,” says lighting designer Markus Earley, of earleylight, in Providence, R.I. “Bouncing light off the ceiling creates a sense of brightness in the room, and avoids the shadows or downward direction of recessed lights.”
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Free Shipping* on all recessed lighting. From the kitchen to the living room, find recessed light fixtures for every need. All the best styles and brands, including Juno, Lightolier and more.
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A well-lit living room requires a combination of ambient, accent and task lighting. In this living room, recessed fixtures cast general lighting, wall-mounted lights showcase artwork and an adjustable floor lamp provides light for reading. Design by Andreas Charalambous
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Looking for a quick solution? Based on our most popular requests from builders and contractors, Lamps Plus offers ready-to-buy recessed lighting combination kits. Each combination kit includes a housing “can”, matching trim and a light bulb offering a complete solution for your project. Many feature Juno recessed lighting components. One of the top brands in the commercial and residential markets today, Juno is known for design innovation and energy efficient fixtures.
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Popular CombinationsLooking for a quick solution? Based on our most popular requests from builders and contractors, Lamps Plus offers ready-to-buy recessed lighting combination kits. Each combination kit includes a housing “can”, matching trim and a light bulb offering a complete solution for your project. Many feature Juno recessed lighting components. One of the top brands in the commercial and residential markets today, Juno is known for design innovation and energy efficient fixtures.
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If a hallway is used as a gallery for artwork or photographs, consider accent lighting, which is achieved by precise positioning of directional fixtures that use light bulbs emitting very narrow beams of light. PAR (parabolic aluminized reflector) and MR (multi-faceted reflector) light bulbs are often used for accent lighting; fixtures include ceiling-mounted track lighting or recessed fixtures. Proper accent lighting of artwork requires professionals with skill and experience in locating and aiming the fixtures to avoid glare and ensure that artwork is not damaged.
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Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects Use damp-rated fixtures outdoors. Recessed lighting fixtures in eaves or verandas also need damp-location ratings. Any outdoor lighting that will be exposed to rain, water spray or snow requires a wet-location rating to prevent water from damaging the bulb inside the light.Tip: If you are building a new home or doing a major renovation, take your home plans to a reputable lighting retailer and ask for a lighting plan. A detailed plan will make everything clear for your electrician and save you money in the long run.
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Use damp-rated fixtures outdoors. Recessed lighting fixtures in eaves or verandas also need damp-location ratings. Any outdoor lighting that will be exposed to rain, water spray or snow requires a wet-location rating to prevent water from damaging the bulb inside the light.Tip: If you are building a new home or doing a major renovation, take your home plans to a reputable lighting retailer and ask for a lighting plan. A detailed plan will make everything clear for your electrician and save you money in the long run.