Finding The Best Recessed Lighting: Our Tips
We interviewed three contractors who frequently install recessed lighting for their advice and tips. Here are some key points to keep in mind when shopping for recessed lighting:
• Test the lights individually before installing. While all the recessed lights in this article were recommended by our readers, it is possible to get a dud from time to time. Don’t wait till you install them to discover one doesn’t work.
• Are the lights damp-rated? If you are installing these recessed lights in a bathroom, confirm the damp rating first.
• Is the junction box thermally protected? If you are installing these recessed lights next to insulation, you will want to confirm that they are IC rated.
The most popular size for recessed lighting are four-inch lights, according to our research. Six-inch is probably second best, so we tried to cover both of these sizes in our recommendations.
In our research, we looked for lights that were easy to install and attractive, as well as reasonably priced (of course). Here are the top picks: