Recessed lighting can
provide general, task
and ambient lighting
in a very subtle
manner. Installed in
the ceiling with only
the trim showing,
recessed fixtures can
be used anywhere in
the home, including
eaves and on porches.
They are ideal for
any type of ceiling,
including tall ceilings, shorter ceilings and sloped
ceilings. They are available as downlights for ambient
and track lighting, and as adjustable accent lights or
wall washers for accent lighting. They are available in
both standard and low-voltage current with a choice of
incandescent, tungsten-halogen and energy-efficient
compact fluorescent and LED sources.
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Undercabinet/undershelf fixtures offer both task and
accent lighting. Mounted under kitchen wall cabinets,
they provide excellent task lighting at the countertop.
Used in display cabinets, they provide accent lighting
for three-dimensional art and sculpture. In workshops
or laundry rooms, they are an ideal source of task and
ambient lighting. They include slim, energy-efficient
fluorescents, miniature linear lighting and strips of line
or low-voltage, LED, xenon or halogen mini-lights.