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Lighting fixtures are available for job uses including new construction, remodels, retrofits, and indoor and outdoor applications. Our fixtures and hardware come in a variety of colors and surface textures including antique copper, black, bronze, brushed nickel, champagne gold, chrome, clear, copper, polished chrome, satin aluminum, satin nickel, silver, Tuscan bronze, and white.
Voltages for our lighting fixtures include 120V, 12V, low voltage and compact fluorescent. Fixtures come in every size including 2 inch (2”), 3 inch (3”), 4 inch (4”), 5 inch (5”), 6 inch (6”), 7 inch (7”), 8 inch (8”), 9 inch (9”), and 11 inch (11”).
Baffle formats include metal step baffle, adjustable phenol step baffle, coilex baffle, adjustable baffle, metal baffle, adjustable sloped baffle, trim coop and baffle wall wash, metropolitan, deep baffle, and deep step baffles. Housing options include airtight mini housing, recessed housing, downlight housing, remodel housing, insulated ceiling remodel housing, IC housing, non IC housing, mini housing, new construction slope IC housing, downlight housing, shallow, air tight housing, non IC mini housing, and non insulated housings.
Reflector variations include flanged clear specular reflector, full reflector, reflector cone, clear reflector, clear specular reflector cone, full reflector, adjustable reflector, haze reflector, self flanged haze reflector, and chrome reflectors. With lens options that include glass lens, frosted glass, frosted lens, fresnel lens, diffused lens, and glass fresnel lens. Diffusers are available as glass drop diffuser, and opal lens, with apertures in formats that include slot aperture, adjustable eyeball, specular cone chrome, and spinnable apertures.
Lighting fixture trims include metal splay trim, slope ceiling trim, low voltage trim, eyeball trim, metal trim, albalite shower trim, regressed eyeball trim, line voltage trim, open trim, shower trim, shallow metal trim, diecast trim, trim gaskets, square trim, retrofit trim, pinhole trim, trim and scoop, and wall wash trims.
Lamp designs include features like adjustable pull down, thermal protector, socket support, socket extender, 60 degree tilt, retractable elbow, r lamps, 30 degree eyeball tilt, coil spring, screw in adapter, suspended frosted glass, retractable elbow, adjustable pull down, 1 lamp, single lamp, stepped glass, suspended glass, retracted elbow, round drop, lampholder, pull down, adjustable mirror, wide flange, lexan ring, sloped spot, built in electronic transformer, polymer, energy star, housing kit, diecast spot, plaster frame, standard bar hangers, line voltage, coil springs, directional snoot, downlight module kit, porcelain lamp holder, round drop, lampholder, line voltage, crossblade louver, cross blade, and anodized metal.
How to Select Recessed Lighting
Recessed Lighting is highly configurable, so there are several options to consider when doing so.
Some things to consider:
Recessed Housing Diameter:
Standard sizes for recessed housings typically range from 4”-24” based on the intensity of light needed in that area / room. 4” housings will only hold a bulb that is a maximum 3.5” in diameter (more or less). This allows for some ventilation around the bulb. Whereas, 6” housings can hold smaller bulbs suitable for a 4” fixture, or larger bulbs up to 5.5” in diameter (allowing room for ventilation). The same goes for larger models.
Insulated or not:
Some recessed lighting housing fixtures has included insulation that prevents the fixture from transmitting heat. The heat that is generated in your housing can be a problem if you do not have insulated fixtures and use bulbs that transmit a large amount of heat. We recommend using insulated housings when you are placing multiple recessed fixtures near each other to prevent a large build up of heat.In addition, insulation allows for a cooler operating temperature, resulting in a longer life for your bulb and the housing.
The bulb type you will be using:
The bulb type that you would like to use will change the type of housing you will want to install. If you are retrofitting or replacing n older fixture, you may want to look for an incandescent style housing to match older housings. Or, if you are renovation, or building new construction, consider newer types of lighting such as Compact Flourescent or LED Lighting. These innovative lighting types save electricity and are more modern forms of lighting. In recent years, LED Lighting housings have become more available and more popular. For “green” applications, LED Recessed Housings and bulbs should be considered.
If you are planning on installing dimmer switches to your recessed lights, you will want to install the appropriate fixtures to allow for this feature.
Remodel or New Construction:
Housing designs are different depending on if the housing is a new install or a remodel of a previous fixture. For remodeled applications, specific models are designed to retrofit easier and work better with existing equipment. If this is the case, make sure to look for models suitable for remodel applications.
Some housings fixtures are designed with heavier duty parts which make them suitable for commercial installs. Commercial Grade models can also be connected in your home if the voltage complies. Be careful of connecting high voltage lighting to low voltages, as it may damage the fixture, expire the bulb, or result in electrical problems.
For Additional Assistance in selecting the right recessed housing, please contact our Customer Service Department through Live Chat, or by calling 1-877-998-9378.