Fixtures – Recessed Lighting or Not?

Lighting fixtures –  why are they so important? With so many variables in home remodels, you may think that lighting isn’t too important. However, you may not realize just how many options there are as far as lighting goes. How many lights do you want? Do you want a dimmer switch in each room? And, while you may not have thought about it, do you want recessed lighting. Maybe you haven’t heard much about recessed lighting before. If that’s the case, don’t worry because you are not alone. Recessed lighting refers to fixtures that are set inside the wall or ceiling. Often times recessed lighting can be referred to as “can lights”. So then, what are factors to consider with recessed lighting? And, what are the benefits? Let’s look into this for just a moment.


  • Styles. Are you going to choose remodel or new construction styles? YLighting says, “New Construction housings are appropriate when you have accessible space around where the light is going to be placed. Remodel housings are less bulky and appropriate when you have limited or no access to the space above the new fixture.”
  • Trim. There are two types of trim you could choose from. The options include baffle and reflector. Baffle trim traps light and shapes it, along with being ribbed. Reflector trim is the same except it is smooth.


  • Appearance. Recessed lighting fixtures can make the room appear larger. Also, it can highlight certain aspects of a room.

These are just a few aspects to consider if you are looking into getting recessed lighting fixtures. Curious to learn more? Turn to the professionals at Riverside Electrical to help you with all of your lighting needs. The amazing technicians will leave you satisfied with their work every single time guaranteed!