By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Lighting. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:16:56 AM.
A recessed light housing that will be in an attic needs to be both airtight (AT) and insulation compatible (IC), so that it will not serve as an exhaust vent for your home‘s warm air during heating season, and will not become hot enough, on its outer surface, to damage any insulation that comes in contact with it. Recessed lighting fixtures that are both AT and IC are more expensive than similar fixtures that are not.
Today, many people are using a combination of different fixture types to get the illumination they want where they want it while keeping the system efficient. On the downside, while surface lights are mounted "up out of the way," they are still visible installations on the ceiling. They tend to break up the expanse, visually, more than recessed lights do. And they do require periodic cleaning because the dust on them is visible.
No one wants to work in their own shadow, so this is where track kitchen lighting comes in. In fact, track lighting is rising in popularity as an overhead lighting source because it’s available in energy efficient options. But it also allows you to position each light to customize your space. Installing track lighting is a project that can be completed in a weekend.