Once you’ve figured out where you want your recessed downlights to be (if you need help with that, check out this post» ), now you’ve got to figure out what you need in order to install these fixtures.
Most recessed lighting fixtures require you to purchase a few different pieces. Depending on what type of recessed lighting you choose to go with, most come with a few basic components. The most important, being the housing.
RECESSED LIGHT FIXTURE HOUSING
The housing of the light fixture includes the main housing (sometimes called “Can” or “Rough-In”, a mounting frame (attaches everything to the ceiling), mounting bars, lighting trim (or sometimes called finishing), the trim and a trim ring, optics, and the actual bulb (aka lamp).
This image illustrates these main recessed light fixture components:
Harold’s Lighting in Seattle and Bellevue has a ton of recessed lighting options to choose from, both online and in our showrooms. Our expert staff is ready to help you with all of your recessed lighting questions!