– Housing: This structure holds all of the important electrical components and is hidden in the ceiling. This is also the main protective structure of the light. – Trim: The molding that surrounds the opening of the light.
– Bulb or Light source: A various range of bulbs is available for LED can lights, from focused halogen to wide flood style light bulbs. In the scenario of LED retrofit trims, there is no bulb required as the light source is merged into the trim.
New Construction Housings The drywall or sheetrock ceiling is installed. They also use hanger bars to connect the ceiling joints.
Remodel Housings These housings are intended to use where the ceiling entry is limited. They are smaller, installed through a mini hole cut in the sheetrock or drywall. They are held using clips.
IC Rated Housings These are made with extra heat shielding and also allow insulation.
Non-IC Housings These cannot offer the same level of protection from heat, so they are suitable for un-insulated ceilings.
Make sure to choose the same brand, product, family, and size as housing while selecting the recessed light trim.
Capti-Reflector trim heightens the illumination with its reflective interior. -Baffle trim minimizes the glare with its ribbed interior.on
Light Placement Placing lights 4 to 6 feet apart is better for general room lighting. Lights can be placed closer together for countertops and other workspaces, at 1 to 2 feet apart.
For covered outdoor spaces and showers, use trim and housings rated. They are made to protect vital electrical components from openness to steam and moisture.