Recessed Can Lighting

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Give your room a stunning new look and feel by installing recessed can lighting. Even if you don’t have access to the ceiling from the attic, you can install these lights by following the directions shown here. You don’t have to tear up your ceiling either. We’ll show you how to add these lights to your room with minimum ceiling tear-out and patching. You can also use these wiring techniques to install other types of ceiling lighting.

Thinking about adding recessed lights but don’t want to tear out your whole ceiling to do it? Luckily you don’t have to. With a little ingenuity and special remodeling housings, you can install a roomful of recessed lights with minimal drywall tear-out and patching.

We’ll show you how to install recessed lighting, the housing and fish the wires through a narrow, strategically placed slot cut in your ceiling. The techniques we’ll show you will work in almost any situation, but if you’re lucky enough to have access to the ceiling from the attic, the job will be even easier. However, this is not a project for novices. You should know the basics of connecting wires and installing electrical boxes.

A popular new form of lighting for homes and offices is recessed can lighting,

which is also known as recessed can lighting. Because these fixtures are fitted flush into ceilings, they provide a very clean appearance.

Earlier forms of can light were inefficient because they allowed air leaks into attic spaces. However, newer designs have sealed, “air-tight” enclosures, eliminating these concerns. In general, cans larger than 5 inches in diameter can be rated with the designation IC, an “insulation contact” rating, which means they pose no heat hazards when placed in contact with ceiling or attic insulation. IC ratings are an important consideration when planning for recessed lighting. Newer recessed lighting products can also include thermal switches which will reset itself automatically. These are another way newer recessed lighting can provide a safer environment in your home or workspace.

A very recent development in recessed lighting involves bright white LED lighting, or solid state lighting. More efficient and much longer lasting, these lighting units contain built-in power supplies, so they can be wired to existing 120 vac lines. If you are interested in more information or a bid for professionally installed recessed lighting, please contact Xtreme Air Services for more information.

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