Recessed floor lights are a versatile, low-profile type of architectural lighting that can be applied indoors or outdoors provided the fixture is rated for outdoor use and wet-rated. They are truly one of the most effective forms of lighting available today. These lights are typically circular in appearance but newer designs are also square or rectangular. Some lights are available in standard line voltage (120v) but the majority of recessed lights will be low voltage (12v) and require a transformer to step down the standard voltage safely.
Recessed lighting has a multitude of options for beam spread, color temperature, and finish. On Louie Lighting, you’ll be able to select from several combinations as well as determining the light source needed (LED, Halogen, or Incandescent).
If you plan to use your new recessed lighting outdoors or in a wet area, be sure to read the product details to ensure that your fixture is rated for outdoor use and ETL listed to U.S. safety standards for wet locations. If you are going to install the lights in an area that will be driven over, also check that the fixture is “drive over rated”, keeping in mind that even these lights have a weight maximum.
Outdoor recessed lights are designed to keep moisture out of the lamp and electrical components. Durable materials such as corrosion proof thermoplastic and die cast aluminum are used to create long-lasting lights. The lens temperature is also balanced and the housing is corrosion-proof. Many inground lights for outdoor are made to install into brick, concrete or dirt, to make your installation as pain free as possible.
Some recessed lights also feature cutouts, that is, openings where illumination shines through, rather than just a simple uplight. Rock guards are an accessory that protects the lens on some options as well.