The benefits of recessed lighting

One of the most popular renovations we take part in are upgrading light fixtures – and specifically switching from hanging lights to recessed lighting. Recessed lighting is popular for a whole host of reasons – one of which being that recessed lighting makes a room look and feel bigger.

Especially in smaller homes and rooms like you find here in the Largo, Florida area, recessed lighting can make a big difference in the look and feel of your home. Today – we’re going to make a small departure from the usual safety-oriented content in our blogs and discuss aesthetics. Specifically – why people like recessed lighting so much and what the benefits of having it are. Let’s jump right in!

Wall washing

As we mentioned above – recessed lighting makes a room look and feel bigger. This is due to an effect called ‘wall washing’. This kind of wall washing doesn’t involve soap and water – but rather it is the effect that the lighting has on the walls.

Wall washing casts more light around the room via the use of trim. What that trim does is serve as a directional reflector that casts a wider net in terms of the light itself being spread out. This means a more efficient, brighter room.

It brings other accents forward

Another great feature of  recessed lighting is that it can be used to really emphasize other things in a room that you want to draw attention to. For example – if you want to highlight a built-in bookcase or a work of art – recessed lighting can be used to bring you into that feature.

They’re safer

With recessed lighting, you don’t have dangling light fixtures – which means you don’t have to protect the lights from dust, children and other mishaps. They stay cleaner, are less prone to fires and run less of a risk of being overrun by unexpected, curious children.


Recessed lighting comes in all sorts of colors and there are all sorts of trim and reflectors for you to choose from as well. So no matter the look you’re going for – whether it’s loud and proud or soft and subtle – you can find the kind of lighting that will help bring your vision to life.

Keep in mind that if you do want to take that step and upgrade to recessed lighting, that you’ll need an experienced electrician to help you install them. To learn more about recessed lighting and whether they’re a fit in your home, give us a call today. Until then – good luck!