Using recessed lighting is a popular way to even out the lighting in the interior. Although it's practical and economic, can lighting also adds a touch of style and elegance to the room's interior design. Installing recessed lights is not as simple as some other types of lighting (like track lights or pendant lights), yet knowing the basics can definitely help you save your time and efforts. So let's take a look at the recessed lights installation tips:
The new models of recessed lights are pre-wired and grounded to the junction box, but there are a lot of older models on the market that are not. So the installation process will be different.
How To Install a New Recessed Light Fixture with a Box
The new models of can lights are easy to install. They are installed from above the ceiling. Light fixture can be easily attached to a ceiling joist with adaptable connectors. After that you only need to add a light fixture trim to complete an installation. Remember to keep the insulation a few inches away from the case of a light fixture, as recessed lights heat up during the work process and may cause fire.
How To Install an Old Version of Recessed Light
Not every homeowner has an access from above the ceiling. In this case you'll have to use the old versions of can lights that have a possibility to be installed from below. Here are the main steps to correctly install this type of recessed lights: