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Commercial Use of Recessed Lighting

If you are not part of the construction or the interior design industry, professional terms for lighting may seem confusing and puzzling to you. It is important to understand specific definitions in order to make the most suitable and correct choices directed to you, particularly, when given selections to consider. Lighting, in this case, is the most crucial component of your search, which makes “recessed lighting” an essential definition to unveil.

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Recessed light, often referred to as “downlight”, “can light” or “pot light” is a style of light fixture that is installed to a hollow opening of the ceiling of a given area. The light can either take form in floodlight projection (broad light beam dispersing into the entire room) or spotlight projection (more concentrated and narrow light beam).

Recessed lighting was first used in commercial and industrial units as early as the 1940s as a way to maximize lighting efficiency and make offices look more aesthetically pleasing. Shortly after, boutiques and retail shops were also using recessed lighting as a way to highlight their merchandise and add character to the space. Now, aside from these types of buildings, recessed lighting has grown in popularity amongst residential properties.

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This is because recessed lighting has the ability as a small investment to dramatically alter a space, making it look and feel more inviting and adding value to the home. Many home owners also prefer recessed lighting because of its simplicity and energy efficiency, as recessed lighting tends to use significantly less energy and last longer than the standard light bulb. Recessed lighting is also very advantageous in spaces with lower ceilings, like basements and machinery rooms. Recessed lighting is installed into the ceiling and therefore makes use of space which otherwise would have been obstructed by a bulky lighting fixture.

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Commercial recessed lighting (or Commercial Pot lights) is a cost-effective, but durable lighting fixture that can be installed nearly anywhere in a building safely. There are multiple ways you can use recessed lighting in your commercial building to give it a modern look without digging too deeply in your budget. There are many different setups that you can have for your pot lights, be it alone or with compound lighting, pot lights are a versatile lighting source that is a great addition to any commercial building.


mixed recessed lighting in the office meeting room

The most practical choice at hand is pot lights (otherwise known as recessed lighting fixtures). Pot lights are generally installed into a hollow opening in the ceiling, and are intended to produce sufficient lighting in a downward direction as a floodlight or a spotlight (a direct beam). They are surprisingly popular for commercial use, especially with companies that offer expansive working environments. Countless layouts and patterns can be incorporated into the ceiling of your endearing office atmosphere. If you or your company is searching for an ideal feel of modern pizzazz using ceiling lights, then pot lights would be a rightful pick.

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Pot lights by themselves are very stylish and functional. They go great by themselves in rooms that have a low or high ceiling. They light a room entirely thanks to their directional light and can give off different moods depending on the shade and colour of the light. To create a warm environment, a pot light with a more yellow tinged light is great for producing a warm, natural feeling. A brighter, white light is great for producing a clean and refined look. Experiment with different colors to get the best shade for your building.

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The selection process of ceiling lights can be stressful and tedious, but only with blind searching. This process often includes the decision of whether you wish for your room to have a contemporary flare or a classic vibe. Ceiling lighting fixtures are available in an assortment of styles and designs. Many traditional choices are recommended for addition in the foyer or hallway, as low-key lighting is often provided by these options. Close-to-ceiling and flush mount fixtures are extremely useful in places like company’s kitchen, bathroom or enclosed office spaces.

Recessed lights are also great for stages and backstage areas because they are installed flush with the ceiling. This allows the maximum amount of space backstage for props and scenery, which allows larger set pieces and more overall room backstage.


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Compound lighting is when you mix two lighting sources together in one room, which is very popular in dining halls or dance halls. Commercial recessed lights can be coupled with a more decorative lighting fixture to ad different lighting effects as well as light the room properly without more chandeliers to make it look cluttered. Pot lights are very sleek and don’t bring attention to themselves, so it’s great for surrounding a centerpiece lighting fixture without taking away from it.

Compound lighting also works in smaller areas too such as bathrooms. Pot lights over the mirrors give a brighter feel to the washroom and make a person feel more comfortable within the room. It can also work in other places such as kitchens and bars as well, allowing for a clean look or a natural, warm light depending on your preference.

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Commercial Recessed lights and Recessed lighting in general is very cost-effective. It requires less work than most lighting fixtures, are very durable and easy to maintain, and use very little energy, especially LED pot lights, which use hundreds of times less energy than a regular incandescent bulb. If you’re looking for a lighting fixture that works great and looks even better, without breaking the bank, Commercial recessed lighting is the best way to go.

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