Did you know that the number of US homes that used fluorescent light bulbs for their indoor lighting dropped from 32% to 12% between 2015 and 2020? The major trends in the lighting industry have included a shift toward LED lighting, which often employs recessed lighting as a design choice.

Hidden lighting is becoming more and more popular every year as different types of recessed lights hit the market. You can purchase can lights and other lighting fixtures that your guests will never know are even there.

Are you considering changing the type of lighting fixture in your home?

In this article, we will walk you through everything you need to know about the advantages and disadvantages of going with recessed lighting.

Pros of Recessed Lighting

There are many advantages to choosing recessed lighting in your home. One of the main benefits is that you’ll be able to attain more coverage area in your home. Recessed lights allow you to space out the lighting across the ceiling making it easier to evenly light every area of your room uniformly.

It’s common for owners to choose recessed lights in common space areas like living rooms, kitchens, and basement play areas.

Recessed lighting also comes with many choices for styling. Typically, a recessed lighting setup will be more discreet than a hanging light like a chandelier, but every recessed light still looks different from the next. 

Another great option is to use recessed lighting for objects and art installations. Use these subtle design trend choices to accentuate the appearance of home decor.

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Cons of Recessed Lighting

Of course, one of the challenges of this type of lighting is that you have to cut holes in your ceiling. You also need to run cables across the room. You might be able to avoid this by using a product known as a junction box.

However, if you want to switch back to another standard type of lighting, you’ll need to give up on all of this hard work and restructuring.

Unfortunately, recessed lights are also one-directional. What this means for you as a homeowner is that you’ll need to choose several recessed lights to get adequate coverage of the whole room. However, with the right can light in place, you’ll be able to light up the room without wasting additional money.

Choosing Recessed Lighting in Your Home

At the end of the day, recessed lighting is a smart choice for stylish homeowners that want to wow guests who come over to visit. You can easily set up hidden lighting to showcase art pieces and other objects around the home. While there are disadvantages to recessed lighting, most of these can be overcome with adequate planning and expert consultation.

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