Practically, well-lit interiors are such an appeal, be it of homes, cozy cafés, offices, or any space for unwinding after a tiring day. The trick to getting that specific outcome is always through a proper lighting layout. It’s like a finishing touch; fairy dust sprinkles over your decor efforts.
LED recessed lights are essentially a type of lighting, equivalent to fairy dust sprinkled over a picturesque landscape. This description might have gone a little overboard, but the functional aspects of recessed light fixtures justify it.
These lights are quite specific to interiors. Both vintage and modern even their designs are very much complementing and integrative in all spaces, be it a room from a refurbished period home or a recently constructed home or office space.
There are several ways in which LED recessed lights are advantageous in terms of lighting design and usage costs. They figuratively enhance the layout features of any interior big or small functional or recreational.
In such spaces, the light layout plays a huge role in making space feel and appear as inviting and comfortable as possible. LED recessed lights to make it possible due to their design features, and here are a few ways you can utilize to improve the interior design with LED recessed lighting.
This light fixture got its name from the fact that these lights recess into the ceiling, the fixture goes inside a cut out in the ceiling and for better impact is covered with trim. The trim decides the aim and functionality of the light. At the same time, the housing and bulb determines the life span of the fixture.
One way to improve the interior design is by layering the light. LED recessed lights to make it easier to accomplish this. Due to their various trim designs specific to many lighting tricks, these lights can create or merge within a layout to amplify it.
Light layering with Recessed lights
Recessed light trims, which are the only visible part of the fixture, alter the light in several ways to create highlighting, downlighting, spotlighting, or a wall-washing effect.
The trim designs are categorized according to these effects, so choosing the trim which creates the lighting layer you want to achieve is essential.
The three different kinds of layers are:
- General lighting
- Accent lighting
- Task lighting
Few of the trim designs which help create these effects are:
For general lighting:
Reflector trim is to accomplish a diffused and uniform light pattern. The light from the bulb is first reflected off the surface of the light’s interior.
Baffle trim has a ribbed interior to achieve the same general light layout, distributed uniformly.
These trims tend to create a general lighting pattern with a comprehensive aim.
For task lighting:
The light from this trim appears as though through an eyeball. The trim is rotatable around a fixed angle and can be pointed or focused in any direction.
The light appears from a pin-hole and is tightly focused on a small and specific area.
These trims are for task-oriented spaces or corners dedicated to a task such as reading or crafts, which require extra illumination for better focus.
Gimball trim is rotatable around the 360° axis. The fixture’s light can point towards a specific piece of furniture or a corner in the room through this trim. Part of the light is blocked to impart light to a particular area.
Wall wash trim:
This trim is for the wall washing effect. This trim points the light towards a specific wall within a room. It washes the wall with bright uniform light.
LED recessed lights can be tuned with the specific mood of the room. LED lamps have several features, which makes this technology relatively cost-effective in terms of control. These features are:
- Switchable colour temperature from warm yellow to cool white light between 2500K to 6000K.
- High CRI index which allows various colours on the RGB spectrum
- Long life span and no maintenance issues.
LED recessed lights significantly improve the light layout of any interior they are integrated with. Their design features make them quite versatile and cost-effective as they do not require frequent maintenance once after proper installation.