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Top 5 Types of Recessed Lighting Trims

Top 5 Types of Recessed Lighting Trims

So you just brought a new floor lamp home, and now you can’t find space for it. Why not forget the obtrusive light fixtures and try recessed lighting for a change? Recessed lighting is an easy way to light up your home without those pesky lamps. Discover the versatility of recessed lighting trim and let our team help find the right style for you.

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What Is Recessed Lighting? 

Also known as pot lighting, recessed lighting is a type of light installed within a flat surface. These surfaces can range from ceilings to closets. Recessed lighting is ideal for homeowners looking to add light to their homes without adding intrusive fixtures like floor and table lamps.

Top 5 Types of Recessed Lighting Styles 

Now that you’re familiar with recessed lighting, it’s time to explore your options. Luckily, you have several to choose from. Recessed light trim can range from versatile and directional to open and fished. See which one of our top five recessed light trim types is right for you. 

Pinhole Trim

Are you a modernist searching for a sleek recessed lighting option? Pinhole trims are for you. These trims are small and narrow, creating a pinhole effect of light.

Open Trim

If you’re looking for a polished finish, then the open trim is for you. The lightbulb of an open recessed trim is flush with the ceiling. This means that you won’t see the lightbulb—just the light.

Reflector Trim

Reflector trims are a lot like open trims, except these trims feature a reflective surface within the pot light. The reflective surface intensifies the light emanating from the bulb, maximizing your overall brightness.

Baffle Trim

A baffle trim is among the most common type of recessed lighting. The interior of a baffle trim is ribbed, which means that the light coming from the bulb will be softened. Baffle trims are easy on the eyes and create an inviting atmosphere.

Eyeball Trim

Need the versatility of a directional light? Eyeball trims are adjustable, which means you can change the direction of your lightbulb depending on where you need it.

Common Recessed Lighting Problems Electrician Installing Recessed Lighting into Home

Recessed lights are not immune to maintenance. Like most home appliances and components, your recessed lights will need some occasional TLC. 

Here are five common recessed lighting issues that you should be aware of.

A Light Trim That Sags

Your recessed light is supposed to sit flush with your ceiling. So when it starts to sag, you know you have a problem. A sagging light trim is one of the easiest recessed lighting problems to spot—and the easiest to fix.

A Blown or Damaged Bulb

A blown or damaged bulb is another obvious yet simple fix. If your lightbulb has become damaged or has stopped producing light, simply turn the switch off and replace the bulb.

A Blown Light Socket

Blown light sockets aren’t as common as blown bulbs, but they do happen. You might have a blown light socket on your hands if your bulb is intact but the light is not turning on. Strange buzzing sounds coming from your fixture can also indicate a blown socket.

Wrong Wattage

If you’re using a lightbulb with a high wattage then your fixture can overheat. It’s important to check your wattage rating or opt for a lower-wattage lightbulb.

Over-Stuffed Insulation

The space around your recessed lighting is packed with insulation—but that insulation becomes a problem when it’s over-stuffed. Recessed lighting installed around a space that’s packed too tightly risks overheating. 

Recessed Lighting

To light up a room, recessed lighting is the easiest way to go. Ditch the bulky fixtures and let a lighting expert from 4 Service Pros handle your next electrical project. Our technicians have decades of experience in recessed lighting solutions and lighting design. From electrical repairs and installation to outdoor lighting, our crew will help light up your home.