Updated January 12, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

The 10 Best Recessed Ceiling Lights

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in December of 2018. Whether you’re looking to save space, illuminate a room with low ceilings, or want to streamline the look of your home or business, then recessed lighting is worth considering. Here we feature units that offer myriad coverage options and simple installation methods, with everything from wafer-thin LED models to discreet swivel designs — and the majority are dimmable, too. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best recessed ceiling light on Amazon.

10. Joint Bright Trim

9. Designers Fountain Integrated

8. Globe Electric Flush

7. Torchstar Directional Gimbal

6. Torchstar Energy

5. Lithonia WF3 Ultra

4. Globe Electric Spotlight

3. Sunco Remodel

2. Gianor Square

1. Sunco Retrofit

Editor's Notes

January 09, 2019:

When choosing recessed lighting, it's important to select the proper size and color temperature for the room in question, so we included options that would suit varying needs. Many are IC rated, airtight and safe for damp location use. They're also capable of being retrofitted or installed during new construction. After that, we weighed pricing, durability, and ease of assembly.


Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on January 12, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.


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