Different Types Of Light Bulbs For Recessed Lighting
Adding recessed lighting is a great way to update and modernize your home. It’s important for both safety and aesthetics to choose the right type of bulb for each fixture. Placing the wrong type of bulb into the wrong fixture can cause quick bulb failure and fire hazards. Here are several different types of light bulbs for recessed lighting. LEDs are the most efficient but least intense choice for recessed lighting. Their color temperature tends to be cool and bluish. A few models are available that come close to matching incandescent lights for color temperature, but their price is very high. Because of their construction, LEDs are best for throwing pinpoint light, which is tightly focused. They are a good choice for adjustable recessed lighting that can be turned to focus on and highlight artwork.
Halogen bulbs have bright, white, long-lasting light at low wattage. Though they are somewhat expensive, their color is cool and clear without the yellow-green undertone of CFLs, making it an excellent choice for covered recessed lighting. They can be a bit too bright in an uncovered fixture that you’re likely to look up into. Halogen bulbs can be used as a floodlight or spotlight and are best used in 4- to 6-inch diameter recessed light fixtures.