recessed lighting

Recessed Fixtures: The Hole Dilemma

Recessed fixtures have become a standard part of home interiors. Since the 1990s, people have been stuck with what I call the "contractor’s special," which is a grid of 6-inch-diameter downlights per…

Halo Surface Mount LED Downlight

Eaton's Halo Surface Mount LED downlight can easily and quickly be installed directly into drywall without the need for a recessed housing or a junction box, ideal where plenum space is limited. The…

Tips for Stairwell Lighting

What's the Best Way to Configure Stairwell Lighting? Q: Randall, I still see electricians and architects placing recessed cans in the middle of stairways. It is very difficult for homeowners to…

Surface-Mounted Fixtures Versus Recessed Cans

Q: I am changing the old fluorescent tubes in my kitchen to new recessed LED lights. My original estimate included the installation of 6-inch cans, trim and lights, but now the electrician tells me…

How to Deal With Concrete Ceilings

Q: We have moved into a fantastic high-rise condominium, but we have a problem: The ceilings are concrete and we just have one junction box in the main room. How do we do anything beyond track? A:…
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