What you need to know about pot light or recessed lighting.

Pot lighting, also known as recessed lighting or high hat lights can bring a lot of brightness to dark, shady rooms. A pot light is installed directly into the ceiling line, meaning the mechanisms are completely hidden – all you’ll see is the bulb and the outlining trim. The flush to the ceiling profile can be a must in spaces with low overhead but I find it is a good option to provide evenly distributed lighting to almost any space.

Pot lights came into our world and opened up a wide range of enhanced lighting options for our homes. Gone were the days where we had to rely on that centre light hung in the middle of the room mixed with lamps. With pot lights, we got lower-cost lighting into our homes that went with more contemporary ceiling designs. But there are pros and cons about pot lights, and you need to consider your options as to where and when you should use them.

Types Of Pot Lights

Pot lights are available in different sizes, from 4” to 6”. You can also choose your color temperature (daylight, warm, cool). When you upgrade to LED recessed lighting, you don’t have to worry about changing your light bulbs for years. Most LED bulbs will last you upwards of 50,000 hours.

For more information on different kind of potlight scroll down.

Where Should You Install Pot Lights?

Great option for kitchens

Pot lights work great in a kitchen to create some much needed task lighting above countertops where you need to see things a little more clearly. Now, I think there are some great examples of light fixtures over an island that can enhance your kitchen, so this is where your personal style comes into play. 

Recessed Lighting in the bathroom

Recessed lighting also makes a lot of sense for the bathroom. You can even have them installed above your shower – as long as you get the right kind. By that I mean choosing lights that are meant to be used in a wet zone. You’ll want to select one that has a good quality trim that will resist not only water but vapour as well. Believe me, when the water flows, you don’t want it getting anywhere near your lights. But when you choose the right light, and have them installed professionally, they’re totally safe.

Create a Home Theatre

A home theatre with pot lights is another area that makes a lot of sense – you don’t want your big screen to be obscured by a glass chandelier, after all.

Highlight A Wall with Pot Lights

Pot lights are a great idea to “wash” a feature wall, especially a fireplace wall, bar or a wall that has artwork.

Living Room Lighting

Recessed lighting is a great way to brighten up a living room. Like I mentioned above, you can choose to highlight artwork or a feature wall, or have them installed throughout your living room. Pot lights offer a clean, streamlined look in a home.

Recessed Lighting Outdoors

I have small LEDs all around my deck. They last and they do the job. If you have an outdoor grill or kitchen you definitely want to have lighting around that area to avoid any accidents.

Basement Pot Lights

Most of the basements are usually poorly lit so they do benefit from pot lights. In the basement, recessed lighting can illuminate the entire area, and are a good option to maximize floor space that would usually be taken up my lamps.

 

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Different Type of Potlight

LED Flat Recessed Panel Light with Selectable Colour Temperature

  • Switch-selectable white colour temperature (3000K/4000K/5000K)
  • 600 lumens (60W equivalent, but only uses 9W)
  • Fully dimmable
  • Suitable for wet locations, IC rated and Airtight
  • Available in White, Black and Stainless Steel Trim
  • ENERGY STAR certified

 

 

These lights are a sure way to brighten any spot in your house or office. In addition, the lights can be dimmed to fit any ambiance. The Edge-lit technology creates an incredibly even light, reduces glare and gives a top of the line look. Perfect for a new construction, makeover, remodel or renovation. 

LED Gimbal Recessed Panel Light with Selectable Colour Temperature

  • Switch-selectable white colour temperature (3000K/4000K/5000K)
  • 600 lumens (60W equivalent, but only uses 9W)
  • Fully dimmable
  • Suitable for wet locations, IC rated and Airtight
  • Beam angle 40 degree
  • Available in White, Black and Stainless Steel Trim
  • ENERGY STAR certified

 

 

These lights are a sure way to brighten any spot in your house or office. In addition, the lights can be dimmed to fit any ambiance. The Edge-lit technology creates an incredibly even light, reduces glare and gives a top of the line look. Perfect for a new construction, makeover, remodel or renovation.