LED Downlight / Recessed Can Light

HomElectrical has a large variety of LED downlights and recessed lighting available online. These popular and simple solutions make relighting your office a breeze. Shop HomElectrical now to find competitive pricing and free shipping!
Illuminate an office, store, or other commercial building with commercial LED downlights, available in multiple size options.
Brighten your home with residential LED recessed can lights, trim rings, retrofit options, and more.
Find accessories for your LED downlights and recessed can lights, including downlight trims, extension cables, battery backup modules, emergency battery backups, and more.
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What is an LED downlight and what is it used for?

An LED downlight, also referred to as a downlight LED bulb, downlight LED, or simply a downlight, plays a crucial role in downlight LED lighting systems. LED (Light Emitting Diode) bulbs necessitate a specific power supply type for efficient operation. Unlike incandescent bulbs capable of direct operation with household voltages, our current selection of downlight LEDs requires a consistent and stable current. Downlight LED regulate voltage and current for optimal performance.

  • Voltage Regulation: Downlights help maintain a consistent voltage level, preventing fluctuations that could damage downlight LED bulbs.
  • Dimming Capability: Downlights often enable dimming functionality for smart LED lights, allowing users to adjust brightness for energy savings and diverse lighting atmospheres.
  • Overcurrent Protection: Downlights protect LED downlights from excessive current and regulate current flow. Translation - No more circuit damage.
  • Energy Efficiency: Downlights contribute to overall energy efficiency by optimizing power usage in smart LED downlight systems.
  • What is IC recessed lighting?

    IC stands for "Insulated Contact." IC-rated recessed lighting fixtures are designed to be installed in direct contact with insulation material in the ceiling without presenting a fire hazard. This is important because recessed lights generate heat during operation, and without proper insulation, there could be a risk of overheating and potentially causing a fire. IC-rated fixtures have thermal protection mechanisms to mitigate this risk.

    What is the difference between can lighting and recessed lighting?

    The terms "can lighting" and "recessed lighting" are often used interchangeably. A can light is essentially a type of recessed light fixture. The term "can" refers to the metal housing or canister that is recessed into the ceiling to hold the light fixture. So, all can lights are recessed lights, but not all recessed lights are necessarily can lights.

    How many recessed lights can I have on one circuit?

    The number of recessed lights that can be on one circuit depends on the electrical capacity of the circuit and the power requirements of the individual fixtures. As mentioned, it's important to check the circuit breaker to determine its maximum load capacity and ensure that the total wattage of the connected recessed lights does not exceed this limit. Additionally, local electrical codes may have specific requirements, so consult a qualified electrician to meet safety standards.

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