POT LIGHT FIXTURES TORONTO
RECESSED LIGHTS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Pot Light fixtures are flush with the ceiling, thus making them great for rooms with low ceilings.
Sometimes called Can Lights, Recessed Lights or Downlights, these fixtures have three main components that can define the type of recessed light. Most significantly— housing, trim style and bulb or lamp type.
Cutting Edge Technology – Taking the market by storm
Technology in Potlight fixtures and lighting as a whole has recently been advancing at an increasingly fast pace.
Predictably, technology in Potlight fixtures and lighting in general has recently been advancing at an increasingly fast pace. Correspondingly, there are dozens of options to choose from on the market but one product stands out way beyond the crowd:
4″ Round LED Slim Profile Pot Light :
The Slim LED is a high performance Pot light. No recessed fixture required. At half of an inch thin, as a result it will fit almost anywhere you need an LED general light source. With it’s slim design, it is conveniently the perfect choice light source when you have joists or duct work in the way.
The Slim LED Pot Light is airtight, and rated for direct contact with insulation. Because of this, it is an excellent choice for soffits, drop ceilings, or any general purpose lighting applications.
100%-10% Dimming capability.
Suitable for insulated ceiling applications.
Suitable for wet locations.
The fixture lens provides 120° beam spread.
Available in 3000 K, 4000 K or 5000 K color temperature.
The housing is the actual light fixture. Hence it sits above the ceiling and holds the trim and the light bulb. This lost will conveniently help you find the housing that suits your needs:
First of all,New construction housing is used in new homes or when adding a room onto your house, before the ceiling is installed.
Retrofit housing is designed to allow installation in an existing ceiling.
Insulation-contact (IC)-rated housing
Insulation-contact (IC)-rated housing is designed for direct contact with insulation. Non-IC housing must have at least 12 inches of clearance from insulation.
Airtight housing reduces the airflow between the unconditioned space above (usually the attic) and the conditioned room below.
Shallow ceiling housing is used in
situations where it normally would be impossible to install potlights (occupied
The trim fits inside the housing and extends above all to form the outer ring you see when looking up at the ceiling. Below are the most common types of recessed lighting trims:
Gimbal Trim functions much like eyeball trim. Similarly, the lamp does not extend below the ceiling as much. When fully pivoted, housing blocks some of the light and redirects the stream.
Baffle Trim has ribbed interior that minimizes glare. Bulb fits up inside the fixture and is not flush with the ceiling. Moreover, about 5 years ago Baffle Trims used to be the most common recessed lighting trim.
Reflector Trim's bulb is inset as with baffle trim style.
The mirrored surfaces make the most of illumination. Tinting is available on some fixtures.
Open Trim bulb is flush or nearly flush with ceiling.
This type offers unrestricted illumination from the bulb.
Eyeball Trim pivots to focus light where you want it. Additionally, a great choice for accent or wall-wash lighting.
Pin Hole Trim
Pin Hole Trim narrows the light to a tight beam.
It can spotlight areas or items.
Wall-Wash Trim is useful for highlighting features such as a fireplace or a painting. This is because a shield over half the light restricts light to a specific area.
Shower Trim has a tempered glass lens. Usefully Wet-location listed for use over a shower and in bathrooms.
Initially when planning on Pot Light Installation, pay attention to the type and size of bulb or lamp the fixture uses. Some recessed lights work with screw-in bulbs while others use pin-base bulbs.
Likewise, factors such as color temperature, lumens and wattage all affect the quality of light in a room. Halogen and LED bulbs are the most common bulbs for recessed lights. Notably, LED lighting helps lower energy costs and the bulbs are cool to the touch.
Finally, in general it is suggested to look for a warm white color temperature for living rooms and bedrooms. A bright white color temperature for kitchens and workspaces works best and a daylight color temperature for reading books and studies.
Potlights are typically available in sizes ranging from
1 to 8 inches in diameter. The size you need depends on the planned function and location of the light.
Small Pot lights fit well with modern decor styles. They are good for highlighting areas and work as accent or task lighting.
Larger lights work with more traditional looks and can be useful for room lighting. Keep in mind your ceiling height. Lights installed in a higher ceiling will cast wider but more diffuse light.
Take a cue from the existing finishes in your home. If the door handles and cabinet hardware are all in brushed nickel, choose a trim in a complementary finish. White is usually your best option if you want the trim to blend in with the ceiling.
Popular Pot light trim finishes include: White, Black, Nickel, Chrome, Bronze, Silver.
You can also change the trim for a different finish or style at any time without changing the housing.
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Evidently, there are many important decisions to be made before purchasing pot light fixtures in Toronto or the GTA. Luckily this becomes very easy due to the highly reliable and efficient services that we at Zeus Electric offer.
Above all, our team of experts have the knowledge and experience to suggest the absolute best pot light installation solutions for any situation.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns and our experienced consultants will gladly assist in getting you started!