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LED Recessed Lighting

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Energy Efficient LED Recessed Lighting

At Alcon Lighting, we take great pride in the quality of the LED Recessed lighting we distribute.  All Recessed LED Modules, Trims, and Kits go through a detailed system of testing. Each manufacturer's LED Recessed Lights are tested for heat resistance, light color temperature & beam spread accuracy, and dimmability claims. 

Energy Efficient Recessed Lighting

At Alcon Lighting, we take great pride in the quality of the LED Recessed lighting we distribute.  All Recessed LED Modules, Trims, and Kits go through a detailed system of testing. Each manufacturer's LED Recessed Lights are tested for heat resistance, light color temperature & beam spread accuracy, and dimmability claims. 

After approving an LED Recessed Light's quality, Alcon Lighting also considers a manufacturer's warranty policy and technical support team prior to giving an approval for distribution. Currently, Alcon Lighting distributes LED Recessed Lights manufactured by CREE, Liton, Progress, Juno, and DMF.

Your Guide to Recessed Lighting

A recessed light or downlight is a light fixture that is installed into a hollow opening in a ceiling. When installed it appears to have light shining from a hole in the ceiling, concentrating the light in a downward direction as a broad floodlight or narrow spotlight.

There are two parts to recessed lights, the trim and housing. The trim is the visible portion of the light. It is the insert that is seen when looking up into the fixture, and also includes the thin lining around the edge of the light. The housing is the fixture itself that is installed inside the ceiling and contains the lamp holder.

The housings come in various sizes based on the diameter of the circular opening where the lamp is installed. The most commonly used sizes are 4, 5 and 6 inches in diameter, with 4 inch IC New Construction units less readily available at present. Smaller housings (2 and 3 inch) are also available for specialized uses.

Recessed lighting styles have evolved with more manufacturers creating quality trims for a variety of applications. You can find recessed lighting trim with the standard baffle in black or white, which is the most popular. There are cone trims which produce a low-brightness aperture. Lens trim is designed to provide a diffused light and protect the lamp. Lensed trims are normally found in wet locations.

The luminous trims combine the diffused quality of lensed trim but with an open down light component. Adjustable trim allows for the adjustment of the light whether it is eyeball style, which protrudes from the trim or gimbal ring style, which adjusts inside the recess. These lights allow for full versatility. Lastly, there are the wall-washer trims, which are designed to eliminate the often seen "scalloped light effect".