LED Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting is one of the easiest ways to upgrade your space during a remodel and is often chosen as the lighting solution during new construction.

LED Recessed Lighting

A functional, practical lighting solution for your space

Recessed lights can be used indoors or outdoors, and they work well in most rooms of a home.  In addition to being general lighting to brighten a room, they are also a great solution for ambient or accent lighting.  You can even showcase focal points, such as retail displays. Adding a dimmer can provide you with even more control over your lighting, allowing you to choose a lighting scheme that changes with your mood.

Ambient LED Light

This modern profile measures only 0.55″ x 0.31″ (14mm x 8mm) and comes with an opaque diffuser. Due to its size, it finds many applications, i.e. under cabinet lighting, ambient lighting, etc.

Narrow Angled LED Light

This narrow, angled aluminum LED lighting fixture is ideal for cabinet or cove lighting. The curved, opaque lens diffuses the light evenly. Mounts easily with double sided tape.
Meas.: 0.51″ x 0.51″ (13mm x 13mm)

Slim Accent & Decor Light

Measuring only 10mm X 10mm, this opaque polystyrene extrusion can be mounted almost anywhere. Available in 1/16 inch increments up to 8 feet. It’s the smaller version of our LED Cabinet Light ‘Fineline’ which is 14mm X 14mm. It mounts easily and securely with double sided tape and comes with a 78″ power feed wire. End caps included. Additional length wires are available. Want the power wire to come out of the top, the end, the back? No problem, just let us know!

Angled Surface Mount Cabinet LED Light

This aluminum Angled Surface Mount Cabinet LED Light extrusion is designed to evenly illuminate interior cabinet spaces and to prevent exterior glare/illumination by shielding the light source. With its 45 degree angle the uses for this extrusion are limitless.
Can be mounted with double-sided or magnetic tape.

LED Cabinet Light - Fineline

This LED Cabinet Light fixture is a “multi-tasker”! It can be used for under cabinet lighting, drawer lighting, mirror surround-lighting or headboard lighting.

Deep Decor Plastic Extrusion

This Deep Decor Plastic Extrusion is an all star extrusion for LED accent lighting. Made for separating architectural elements like counter top to cabinet. The 2″ depth guarantees even lighting with no visible LED dots in both, white or multicolored (RGB) applications.

Decor Plastic Extrusion

This is a unique dual purpose LED lighting Decor Plastic Extrusion. It can be used for accent lighting, dividing architectural elements or major LED display lighting, utilizing the possibility of 2 built-in LED strip lights.

Recessed LED Light - Deep

Transform an attractive cabinet/ countertop combination into a beautiful display by installing this Recessed LED Light – Deep extrusion on top of the base cabinets and under the countertop! Looks great as a divider between cabinets as well. Dimmable… Think about the possibilities…

Recessed LED extrusion, translucent, opaque, polystyrene. Due to the depth of the extrusion a uniform LED lighting without any visible dots is created.

Recessed LED Light - Aluminum

Elegant and energy efficient – our Recessed LED Light – Aluminum extrusions compliment an exquisite look for LED cornice or baseboard lighting with exceptionally low heat development, providing a uniform, pleasant, yet bright light.
Double your light where you need it with our double recessed aluminum extrusion, perfect for LED display lighting.

Recessed LED Light - Opaque

Our versatile recessed extrusions are the number one choice to improve looks and functionality for your LED display lighting. Cornice extrusions add a contemporary accent to closed cabinet doors and a glare-free illumination when the doors are open. Our Recessed LED Light – Opaque is often incorporated by designers and always loved by the client.


It seems like every home has at least one room where the standard lighting system doesn’t get the job done. Whether it’s the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or even a closet, it’s so important that every room in your home functions well so you can live your life with ease; that’s why lighting is so important. With LED lighting solutions, there are so many ways to make spaces brighter and elevate the overall look of your home.

When planning your LED Recessed Lighting solution, you’ll have to choose the trim, recessed or non-recessed lights, and housing.

Selecting the Right Trim


There’s no wrong or right trim. You should choose trim based on the aesthetic look you want to create in the home and the effect you want your lighting to make. Trim options include:

  • Trimless which sits flush with the ceiling.
  • Flanged which provides a prominent look with a thin flange around the light.
  • Bevel trim, which provides visual depth.
  • Reflector trim is ideal when focusing on a brighter lighting that’s able to reflect off of the mirrored surface for a brighter look.
  • Gimbals which allow you to adjust the light’s direction so that you can beam the light on accent walls or on focal points in the room.
  • Baffle are ideal when trying to create a softer light due to the groove’s ability to absorb excess light.

You’ll also find round and square trim that allow for greater control over the look and feel of the home.

Select the Proper Housing


If you already have recessed lighting, you can often keep your current housing in place. The housing remains hidden in the ceiling, so it’s more of a construction issue than it is an aesthetic issue.

The key types of housing are:

  • Insulated housing: A type of housing that can come in contact with insulation.
  • Non-insulated housing: A type of housing that requires 3+ inches of space between the housing and insulation.
  • Airtight housing: A type of housing that is designed to reduce air flow between spaces that lower heating and cooling requirements. These are the most common options for recessed fixtures.

If you have ceilings that are thin, you may need a super thin model that doesn’t require housing. These housing options are thin enough that they can be installed in areas where other fixtures cannot be installed.

Some models are less than a half-inch thick.

Choosing the Layout and Spacing


Once you choose your trim and housing, the next step is to focus on the lighting’s spacing and layout. Fixture placement is preferential, so there’s no right or wrong way to space out your lighting.

A general rule of thumb is that the taller the ceiling, the wider the recessed lighting should be.

Sizes range from 4 to 7 inches in radius.

When spacing your LED recessed lighting, you’ll want to follow these common standards:

  • 2 to 5 feet between each recessed light
  • 2 feet from all walls or cabinets

Kitchens need lighting, but they need less lighting than an open room. It’s often ideal to install four- or five-inch fixtures in the kitchen and focus lighting on cabinets and countertops.

It’s not uncommon for less lighting to be used in areas of the home that have pendant lighting.

Grid patterns can be used in the space to provide even more lighting.

Different bulb sizes and lumens per light should be chosen for each space. Living rooms, where low ambient light is required, often do well with bulbs that have 400 to 800 lumens. Dining rooms that require ambient lighting, in most cases, will have 600 to 1,000 lumen bulbs installed.

Kitchens and bathrooms can go up to 1,200 lumens, or higher, to provide a brighter space.