Recessed Light Fixtures for Your Home

By: Danny Lipford

Recessed light fixtures can be used for general lighting, accenting a focal point in a room, or illuminating a specific path such as a hall. Recessed fixtures consist of a housing (or “can”) that mounts to the ceiling joists and contains the wiring connections. Different types of cans are available depending on whether they will be installed in new or existing construction.

Once the housing is in place, the inner trim (or “baffle”) is inserted to give the fixture a finished appearance. Baffles are available in various finishes as well as specialty applications such as accent lighting or adjustable “eyeball” lights which can swivel in any direction.


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  • wally zincio Says:
    February 14th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    could not view any of the how to videos on recessed lighting

  • Candy Says:
    October 17th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    I have recessed lighting in which the baffles have yellowed over time from the heat of the light bulb. Can these be painted with a heat resistent paint??
    Thank you

  • Vera Moseley Says:
    March 30th, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Is it possible to use recessed light fixtures in mobile homes?

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Recessed Light Fixtures for Your Home