FAQs About Recessed Lighting

FAQ – Recessed Lighting

Absolutely! In fact, most of the recessed lights we install are in finished ceilings with no overhead access. We use remodel type lights, special tools, drills, and a camera to fish the wires. Plus, we use a special saw that collects that dust as we cut (it’s pretty cool).

Not if you use us! We are recessed lighting specialist (really, we are). Most of the time, we install recessed lights without any damage to the existing ceiling. In some cases, we are forced to cut a small hole to assist with the wiring, but never without your permission. We never remove large sections of drywall or cut multiple holes or channels. If someone told you they would need to ruin your ceiling, they did not know how to install recessed lights.

Recessed lights come in several types and sizes. We install 6″, 5″, 4″, 3″ and even 2″ recessed lights.

  • 6″ recessed lights are the most common type and are great for kitchens, hallways, and sitting rooms.
  • 4″ lights are great for theaters, bar areas, small kitchens, and fireplaces.
  • 3″ lights are great for dramatic lighting around artwork, arches, curtains, and cabinets.
  • 2″ recessed lights are great for showcases, cabinets, nooks, and arches.

Call us and we will schedule a lighting consultation with an expert who can answer all your questions and help you make a great decision.

Yes, you can. It may be a bit more difficult and can be messy (according to our standards) in some cases, but we do it on a regular basis. They even make recessed lights specifically for sloped ceilings.

Many recessed lights have interchangeable trim pieces (the part of the light you can see). That means we can change the whole look of the recessed light, just by changing the trim piece. This is a great option in rooms with cheap trims that have started to yellow.

Get the light checked out. There is probably a loose wire or connection that is reducing the bulb life.

The light needs to be checked out. Regular recessed lights contain thermal sensors that can go bad and shut off the light. Low Voltage type recessed lights contain transformers that can go bad over time. Also, we find that many low voltage lights have damaged or corroded sockets.