Other Factors to Consider with Recessed Lighting
Even though each recessed light provides only a single bulb’s worth of illumination, sets of five, six, or more can generate much more light than a single chandelier or flush-mount fixture. For that reason, recessed lighting is a favorite for large areas like basements, studios, garages, master baths, and bonus rooms. You can place the lights strategically to illuminate a work area, pool table, bar, or any other space that needs task lighting. But with this advantage comes a disadvantage: for each hole you create into the ceiling when installing the recessed light, your likelihood of feeling a draft increases. For that reason, you might want to avoid using recessed lights in colder areas, like a sun porch or in rooms that are already drafty or not properly insulated.
Shower stalls are another place where recessed lights are handy. Because the bulb is completely protected with a casing, there’s no need to worry about water damage to the fixture. Imagine how nice it would be to have extra light in the shower, allowing you to loofah and exfoliate your skin without hunting around in the dark for supplies!