An interior lighting solution that meets different uses, discreet and modern, recessed light does not lack advantages. Whether it is intended to illuminate an entire room or to have a small effect to highlight a particular decorative object or a piece of furniture, the recessed light is nowadays popular in residential use. Here is a review of all the characteristics of this type of light and why to adopt it.
Why install a recessed light at home?
Undoubtedly, the recessed light does not lack advantages. It generally consists of three parts: the box to be integrated into the ceiling or wall, the bulb and the external border. And it is the structure of this external finish that gives the light its discreet character while enhancing the aesthetics of the surface on which it is installed. Versatile, you can install it anywhere, in any room of your home but also outside and even integrated into the steps of a staircase.
It can serve as both a main light source and targeted lighting in a room. Finally, the recessed is available in several shapes, materials and colors, which will allow you to find without doubt the model to harmonize with your exterior decoration. And if you opt for a led recessed light, you benefit from more advantages such as the resistance and longevity of the equipment, but also and above all the undeniable energy savings that this type of light causes.
How to choose a recessed light source?
In light of these advantages, what are the criteria to take into account when choosing your recessed light?
Built-in light power
The power of the recessed light depends on the use you want to make of it or more precisely, the light requirement of the room in which you are going to install it. This wattage however differs depending on the type of bulb you are going to use it. But also of the surface to be illuminated, whether it is the whole of it or a particular object.
Type of recessed spotlight bulb
The bulb is the source that diffuses the light from the recessed light. As options, you have the halogen bulb, the compact fluorescent and the LED. And it is this last choice, the recessed LED spotlight which is given favorite to the detriment of other bulbs which have the disadvantage of consuming a lot of energy and releasing too much heat for the halogen bulb. The compact fluorescent bulb consumes little energy and heats little but nevertheless contains mercury and requires a latency time to ignition.
Built-in light protection rating
This last characteristic is important depending on the place of installation of your recessed light. In a damp room such as the bathroom or the kitchen, opt for an LED recessed spotlight with a minimum protection rating of IP44. The closer you get to water sources, the higher the second number of the index should be (ideally IP67).
Spot or recessed styles
Whatever type of decoration you have chosen for your interior, you can find a suitable recessed light. There are several choices of shape, size, materials and other criteria from which to choose the one that best suits your decor but also meets your personal tastes and preferences. As a finishing material, you have aluminum, stainless steel or even glass or crystal.
You have the choice between an adjustable or fixed model, depending on what you want the brightness to be adjustable or not. If it is to highlight a particular element of a room, the fixed recessed spot is recommended. If you want a light that you can direct as you wish, go for the adjustable model. For the form, the round recessed light is the most widespread. But for a touch of originality, there are square or diamond LED recessed light shapes.