5 Things to Consider When Buying Recessed Lighting Trim
Modern homes and contemporary interiors enjoy the minimalistic and clean lines of recessed lighting fixtures, also known as canister lights or downlights. Today’s options for recessed lighting trim have expanded from the common baffle trim to include trim styles that fit nearly any home’s architectural style or interior creativity.
At Beaux-Arts Classic Products, these include historic trim styles such as Florentine, Tuscan and Victorian, which are perfect for formal dining rooms, foyers, great rooms and more. Or, if you desire the elegant flair of a hanging chandelier, you will find recessed lighting trims with this type of ornamentation also.
In addition to style, there are other things a homeowner should consider when choosing the right recessed lighting trim for their home.
Choosing the right recessed lighting trim
Recessed lighting trim serves multiple purposes:
- to turn an industrial looking canlight into a finished lighting product
- to accomplish an interior decorating look with a style and finish that is perfect for your decor, Now, let’s look at some considerations you should make as you search for trim.
1. Which recessed lighting trim style is best?
The trim style will always be a personal preference, but you may want to avoid mismatching the recessed lighting trim style with your home’s other architectural details. Be sure to shop at Beaux-Arts for a wide selection of optionsthat add visual excitement and creativity to an otherwise lackluster ceiling.
2. What about the size, color and finish?
Here you will have a chance to either blend the interior with the ceiling fixtures or make a stunning contrast that draws the eye upward within the room. Beaux-Arts offers decorative recessed light trims in 12 sizes and 13 gorgeous trim finishes.
To make a bold statement with your recessed lighting trim, consider a darker color like black or bronze and a larger-sized canister. This helps create a room focal point or break up an otherwise homogenous space.
3. Are these DIY installations?
Beaux-Arts supplies detailed installation instructions for all its recessed chandeliers and recessed decorative lighting trim retrofits.
4. Are the light fixtures also included with the recessed lighting trim?
Downlights can include the light housing, trim and luminaire, or bulb. Sometimes, homeowners usually only need to switch out the recessed lighting trim, since the fixture is still operational and hidden. Beaux-Arts offers both the trim retrofit or the recessed lighting trim but not the bulb. If you want our suggestions as to which bulb to purchase we will be glad to help.
5. Will the lighting trim fit?
Standard downlight sizes are 3″, 4″, 5″, or 6 inches in diameter. The dimensions of your new lighting trim will be determined by the inside diameter of the can housing and not the trim (which will be a larger dimension). Beaux-Arts has spec sheets on each size trim and how they fit with either incandescent bulb or new LED’s.