Are you looking for a recessed lighting fixture? Here’s the buying guide. Hope it can help you with your shopping.

What is recessed lighting?

Recessed lights, also known as downlights or can lights. It is small and embedded in the ceiling which is very popular in both home decoration and commercial lighting. Recessed lighting gives you a clean look after installation which can add the soft atmosphere of space and create a warm and romantic feeling. Its biggest feature is to maintain the overall unity and perfection of architectural decoration.

How to choose recessed lighting?

There are many important factors to choose a good recessed lighting. The selection of recessed lighting should be considered from the following aspects:

1-New Construction Housing or Remodel Housing:

There are two installation ways for recessed lights. The housing for a remodel fixture is typically supported by pushing metal clips through the housing onto the top of the ceiling—the drywall or plaster. New-construction fixtures are supported by screwing or nailing the fixture’s frame to the ceiling joists. If you can’t get above the ceiling to run the wiring, you will probably have to use a remodel fixture. But if you have access to space above the ceiling where the fixture will be located, you can install new-construction recessed lights in your existing ceiling. The pluses of doing this include that new-construction fixtures are usually less expensive and have a larger selection of trims than remodel fixtures do.

New Construction Housing
Remodel Housing

2-Downlight size:

 4-inch and 5-inch fixtures are great in kitchens. 
 6-inch fixtures are most common for general lighting purposes. 
 7- to 9-inch fixtures will create a wider wash of light.

3-Fixture material and mounting structure:

Generally, there are the following types: plastic, metal sheet, die-casting aluminum, aluminum, stainless steel. Plastic should be used as little as possible because it is not last a long time, but the price is cheap. Home decoration is at least 5 to 10 years. Metal sheet, Diecast aluminum, aluminum, or stainless steel are recommended. Most colors of the fixtures are white to match your space. The color of the die-casting aluminum downlight is mainly sand nickel. The color of aluminum downlight should be diversified, mainly including sand gold,
sand silver and sand black, while stainless steel is mainly natural color.

Another is that the mounting structure, thickness, and material of the bracket are very important, which determines the price of a downlight. The importance of the support is worse. This mainly depends on the thickness. Pinch it with a little force and there will be no serious deformation.

4-Lighting Source:

Nowadays LED lights will be most people’s primary choice. Compared with light bulbs, LED design will be more efficient and energy saving. Also, the lifetime of LED design will be more long lasting.

5-Color temperature(CCT):

Color Temperature (CCT) is an important aspect of color appearance that characterizes how cool or how warm normally a light appears. Warmer color in the 2700K-3000K range will make a room feel cozy, whereas cooler temperatures like 3500K-4000K will feel bright and energetic. For this reason, I recommend choosing LED recessed lights that are CCT selectable. Then you can choose the color temperature as what you need. And also it can match your other lights or in your whole room.

6-Color rendering index (CRI):

Color Rendering Index is a measurement of how accurate an artificial light source displays color. CRI is measured by comparing the appearance of a colored object under an artificial light source to its appearance under incandescent light or sunlight. If the color rendering index is more than 80, the more real the effect of light is. Of course, the price must be higher.

RUN BISON recessed lighting will be your MUST HAVE in your shopping list.

【Long lasting material】The RUN BISON downlight features durable metal material with a strong spring structure which makes it more firm after installation.

【5CCT ADJUSTABLE COLOR】The recessed led lights to provide 5 color temperatures of 2700K/3000K/3500K/4000K/5000K for your selection, you will no need to worry about which color temperature to choose. You can choose the most suitable light for the living room, bedroom, bathroom, and other areas according to your preferences by sliding the switch on the back of the LED Light.

【SMOOTH DIMMING】The led recessed light fixtures to match most TRIAC dimmers in the market, smooth dimming range from 10% to 100%.
【ENERGY SAVING】The 6 inch LED recessed light offers high lumen with 1100 lumen output equivalent to 75W incandescent, cutting down the electric bill up to 80%. The led recessed downlight designed with 90+ CRI provides superior color rendering.

【5 YEAR WARRANTY】The led recessed lighting with baffle trim is certified by ETL & Energy Star of a high standard. You will not need to worry about flicker issue. The lights are wet location rated for reliability so you can choose our LED light for the bathroom. Assures the rated 50000hrs lighting life (average 3-5 hours/day) and provides quick-response after-sales service. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees (at no cost to you) by linking to Thank you for using our links.