Recessed lighting is installed flush with the ceiling so it is unseen. Recessed lighting includes pot lights, can lights or high hats. This type of lighting is very versatile and can be installed almost anywhere; it is often installed over art pieces, or over counters, desks and other work spaces to give extra lighting, but it is also used for general lighting.
Recessed lighting cost ranges from $20-$400 per light. The cost varies depending on the type of lighting put in and if the home has an open or new ceiling or not. Cost is also greatly affected by whether homeowners do the job themselves or hire a contractor to do it for them. With an open or new ceiling, recessed lighting cost ranges from $20-$300 per light. With an older or closed ceiling, costs range from $40-$400 per light. The cost of recessed lighting in a new or open ceiling when done DIY ranges from $20-$150 per light, depending on the type and quality of recessed light used. The cost of recessed lighting in a new or open ceiling when done by a contractor ranges from $75-$300 per light, depending on the type and quality of light used, and the contractor. DIY recessed lighting cost in older homes with closed ceilings ranges from $40-$200 per light, depending on the type of lights used. When installed by a contractor, recessed lighting cost in older homes with closed ceilings range from $100-$400 per light, depending on the type of lights used.
The cost to install recessed lighting ranges from $50-$300 per light; the light itself will cost homeowners an extra $20-$100 depending on the type of light used. The cost to install recessed lighting is less when the lighting is being installed in a new or open ceiling home than when it is installed in an older or closed ceiling home. Recessed lighting installation cost ranges from $50-$150 per light in a new or open ceiling home; the cost of the lighting is extra. Installation cost ranges from $100-$300 per light in an old or closed ceiling homes; the cost of the lighting is extra. The cost to install this type of lighting varies per contractor and location.
LED Recessed Lighting
LED lights are very energy efficient and can last up to 50,000 hours. However, LED lights are more expensive than other types of lighting; LED light bulbs range in price from $20-$100 a bulb. Average LED recessed lighting cost is around $200 per light when installed by a contractor and around $50-$100 per light when installed by the homeowner.
Halogen Recessed Lighting
Halogen lighting is popular due to its bright white light that is best for reading and working under. In addition, this type of lighting is popular due to its durability and long life; halogen light bulbs last about double the length of time than traditional incandescent bulbs do. Low voltage halogen lights can significantly reduce energy costs compared to traditional incandescent lights. However, halogen recessed lighting costs are generally more than LED recessed lighting costs. Average cost for halogen recessed lighting is around $300 per light when installed by a contractor while average cost for LED recessed lighting is around $100-$200 per light.
Sloped Recessed Lighting
Sloped recessed lighting is used on ceilings that are sloped and are often difficult to install other types of lighting on. Sloped recessed lighting cost is more than recessed lighting cost on a straight ceiling. The cost of lighting varies depending on how sloped the ceiling is and what type of recessed lighting is installed. Sloped recessed lighting cost ranges from $100-$400 per light. Sloped recessed lighting installation cost is less in homes with open ceilings compared to homes with closed ceilings.
Outdoor Recessed Lighting
Outdoor recessed lighting is very popular with homeowners, as it does not attract the insects that traditional lighting attracts and it generally costs less to run; especially when low voltage recessed lighting is used. Low voltage recessed lighting is very popular with homeowners as it is perfect for highlighting landscape and marking driveways and stairs. Outdoor recessed lighting is waterproof and stands up well to all weather conditions. Outdoor recessed lighting costs are around the same as indoor recessed lighting cost; outdoor recessed lighting cost ranges from $40-$400 per light.
Choosing Recessed Lighting
Choosing recessed lighting can be difficult as there are a multitude of different styles and options. As recessed lighting costs vary greatly, homeowners should make a budget before going out shopping so they know what price range they can afford. The most popular brands of recessed lighting are Juno Lighting, Capri Lighting, Prescolite, Progress Lighting, and Cooper Lighting.
When choosing recessed lighting, there are several things that homeowners should keep in mind. If their ceiling is insulated, only IC rated lighting is safe to use. If the lighting is being put somewhere where it might get wet or has a lot of moisture, only UL or UL/CUL listed lights are safe to use. Homeowners should also consider buying fire rated light covers to help ensure their lighting is as safe as possible. As there are so many recessed lighting options, homeowners should research their choices carefully and shop around.
Recessed Lighting Accessories
Recessed lighting accessories include things like the trim that goes over the light fixture and shades and hanging crystals that reflect the light and give the lighting a very elegant look. The cost of recessed lighting trim ranges from $5-$40, depending on the style. The cost of recessed lighting shades ranges from $10-$50 depending on the type and style. The cost of recessed lighting hanging crystals ranges from $50-$150, depending on the type and style.