Free Shipping on Recessed Lighting Products – Functional Works of Art
Free Shipping On Recessed Lighting Products through September 30th is possible because of the success of our free shipping campaign on our decorative grilles. Free shipping is all about sales volume. Thanks to everyone for your interest in our products. We are proud of the quality, functionality and artistic expression of our classic home decor products.
Decorative Recessed Light Trim Styles.
Lighting is a great opportunity to combine function and beauty to achieve a practical and aesthetic effect. Lighting has come a long way from primitive oil lamps which typically used animal or vegetable fats as fuel. The history of lighting was always about looking for the best way to reduce the cost of lighting. We have progressed from kerosene in the 1840s to crude oil and the beginning of the petroleum industry in 1859. The next drop in price came about in the 1880s with the introduction of electric lighting which was followed by the incandescent light bulb. As I have discussed in the blog about “The Day the Light Bulb Died”, we are in the beginning of a yet another breakthrough in not only reducing the cost of lighting but prolonging the life of the bulb with LED technology.
Lighting fixtures come in a wide variety of styles for various functions. The most important functions are as a holder for the light source, to provide directed light and to avoid visual glare. Some are very plain and functional, while some are pieces of art in themselves. Nearly any material can be used, so long as it can tolerate the excess heat and is in keeping with safety codes. Heat is no longer an issue for Recessed Lighting. Incandescent bulbs get very hot so they needed to be set into a metal canister. There is no fire threat from LED retrofits. So ten years ago when you built your home, your recessed lights needed a canister, a baffle and a light bulb. Now with LED’s all you need is an LED Wafer thin retrofit baffle trim combination. No canisters are necessary. All you need to do is cut a 6”, 4”, or 3” hole in drywall on your ceiling and wire up to lighting circuit. Watch our installation video. but you also need a baffle, which is the ribbed cone around the light bulb. So for new LED lights, manufacturers make just one part, the LED Light with a baffle and lens combination. So if you want to update your recessed lights to LED’s then all you need to do is find the correct LED retrofit baffle trims, you already have the canisters installed in your ceiling, you just need to find the right LED retrofit baffle trim to fit your canisters.
Check out how easy it is to install an LED here.
Lighting is classified by intended use as general, accent, or task lighting, depending largely on the distribution of the light produced by the fixture. Recessed Lighting is commonly referred to as downlighting because the fixture is recessed in the ceiling casting light downward. Today this is the most used method in both offices and homes. In the past there were problems with excess energy consumption due to the large number of fittings. The introduction of LED lighting has greatly improved this by approximately 90% when compared to a halogen downlight or spotlight. LED lamps or bulbs are now available to retro fit in place of high energy consumption lamps.
Beaux-Arts offers decorative options for all manufactured LED Retrofits. Shown here our Victorian Style Decorative Recessed Light Trim LR-141 with a Halo and Commercial Electric LED.
In addition to LEDs Recessed lighting (often called “pot lights”, “can lights” or ‘high hats” can use narrow beam spotlights, or wider-angle floodlights, both of which are bulbs having their own reflectors. There are also downlights with internal reflectors designed to accept common ‘A’ lamps (light bulbs) which are generally less costly than reflector lamps. Downlights can be incandescent, fluorescent, HID (high intensity discharge). Beaux-Arts has decorative options for all types of bulbs.
Shown here our 4″ Victorian Style Decorative Recessed Light Trim with different incandescent bulbs and LEDs.
It can be confusing to select the right size decorative trim for your recessed lighting. If you are using bulbs, refer to our Recessed Light Canister Information. For assistance in selecting the correct size for LEDs, refer to Recessed Lighting Trims for LEDs. If you are still not sure please take a picture of your recessed light housing.
First remove the bulb so that we can see the lamp socket.
Text your image to 301-789-6016 or email it to us.
Chandeliers were an early form of a “light fixture”. Beaux-Arts “Recessed Chandeliers” are perfect for creating a visually attractive yet functional recessed light. They are perfect for Master Bath, Hallways, Niches, or over a fireplace.
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