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Installing recessed lighting is a great way to add a modern touch throughout your home. Whether you’re looking to give your kitchen a facelift or to add bright lights to a finished basement, new recessed lighting might be the perfect solution. 

However, recessed lighting installation can be complicated and should only be attempted by people experienced with electrical work. If you are interested in enhancing the ambiance of your home, we encourage you to contact us to discuss how we can install recessed lighting and improve the overall aesthetic of your home.

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What Is Recessed Lighting?

Recessed lights, also known as “can lights”, are a type of light fixture that are mounted directly into the existing ceiling. The majority of the lights are housed above the ceiling drywall, so all you see is the trim and the bulb, giving the appearance of a light “recessed” into the ceiling. Most recessed lights have circular diameters available in 4–12” sizes.

Recessed lighting is very popular in modern homes because it is subtle, yet provides a lot of light. It can be used to create general lighting, ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting, depending on the type and placement of the fixtures. Unlike traditional overhead fixtures, recessed lighting fixtures are not as visible and emit light from a more centralized source.

Recessed Lighting Benefits

Recessed lighting can be installed for many applications. Whether you’re looking to illuminate an entire room, highlight artwork, create a cozy atmosphere, or even provide task lighting for specific activities, recessed lights might be the perfect solution. 

In addition to their aesthetic value, installing recessed LED lights can also help you save on energy costs. LED recessed lighting is more efficient and can last up to three times longer than traditional light bulbs, so you won’t have to worry about replacing them as often. You love your LED recessed lighting cost savings!


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Recessed lighting works great as general room lighting for your kitchen, living room, bedroom, and dining areas. When installed correctly, recessed lighting can be a hidden part of any room while providing abundant light and style.


Task lighting is a great way to provide light for specific activities, such as cooking or working on a project. Recessed lighting can be used to provide task lighting in a kitchen, office, den, or other workspace, and can be easily adjusted to provide the perfect amount of light for any activity.

Recessed Lighting Uses

From adding a touch of sophistication to a room to providing lighting for specific tasks, recessed lighting offers many different uses. You can install recessed lights in almost any room, including bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, basements, and more.

Recessed lighting can also be used to create different moods in a room. For a cozy atmosphere, you can use a dimmer switch to lower the light level. To create a dramatic effect, you can only turn on select recessed lights to create a lighting pattern that highlights certain areas of the room.

Architecture And Portrait Illumination

Looking to illuminate your family photo, your favorite piece of artwork, or the beautiful architecture of your home?

Recessed lighting can create a stunning effect in any room by providing targeted lighting to highlight favorite features. Using a recessed light trim and dimmer switch, you can easily adjust the light levels to create a dramatic effect that will showcase certain room features. If you want to add a more subtle effect, you can use a gimbal trim to direct the light without creating harsh shadows. No matter what your style, the recessed lighting service from Chesapeake Electric can help you set up a unique and beautiful look in your home.


Chesapeake Electric is highly experienced in recessed lighting installation. Our team can assist with choosing the size, color, trim, bulb, spacing, and number of fixtures to create the perfect lighting design for your home.

If you want to make a statement with recessed lighting, it’s important to hire a professional to install it properly. From planning, designing, and wiring recessed lights to installing a light switch and providing ongoing maintenance, Chesapeake Electric is here help you make the most of your lighting options. We can replace existing light fixtures or drill a ceiling hole through the ceiling joists to install new fixtures. We guarantee the correct installation of your recessed lights.

Ready to upgrade your home with modern recessed light fixtures? Contact Chesapeake today to get started on your recessed lighting project!