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Recessed spotlight 

Every home contains at least one room that is somewhat larger than the rest of the rooms. Often the question arises how to illuminate this space evenly and pleasantly, so that there are no dark corners or unsightly shadows. Floor lamps or pendants can help, but an even more elegant solution is a recessed spotlight, which is mounted in the corner of the room or a piece of furniture. In doing so, they emit a uniform light downwards, do not require any space and appropriately set the scene for certain decorative objects. In addition to these recessed lights, our online store has a wide range of products, which includes many other lighting compositions, such as table lamps, ceiling lights or wall lights, as well as accessories at a reasonable price. We have the right model for every taste and budget, so you are sure to find the perfect one for you. Do you have questions about one of our products, delivery, shipping or technical data such as watts and lumens? Our friendly service will be happy to advise you and provide you with further information on request.

What are recessed spotlights? 

Recessed spotlights appear mostly round or square. They are offered in rather plain colors such as black, white or silver, since the lighting function is the main focus here. To ensure that the surface-mounted spotlights can function properly even in damp rooms, the spots are made of robust materials such as chrome, aluminum or stainless steel, which is additionally brushed. Such a lamp is integrated directly into a piece of furniture or the ceiling of the room, so all the cables are cleverly concealed. The lampshade is embodied by a small glass panel, and as a light source LED is used. To allow you to adjust the brightness of the lamp according to your wishes and preferences, some models are swiveling and dimmable. In most cases, warm white represents the color temperature for the recessed spotlights. Your room will be best and most extensively illuminated if several surface mounted spotlights are used. Therefore, LED recessed spotlights are usually sold in sets. Sets of 2 as well as 3 represent a common number in this regard.

Where are the lights used? 

With regard to recessed spotlights, there are many places that are suitable for mounting. You can use the spotlights as you wish. Should the lamps rather provide a holistic lighting? Or should you selectively illuminate a certain area and thus set it off well? The decision is entirely up to you. The following areas of application are particularly well suited for the installation of a recessed spotlight: 

  • As the main lighting in large rooms such as the bedroom or living room. 
  • Above the kitchen counter to provide sufficient brightness at the countertops 
  • In bookshelves to accentuate and highlight certain decorative elements 
  • In the closet (with motion detector) to quickly find the perfect outfit at any time 
  • In small or narrow rooms such as the staircase, hallway or guest toilet 
  • As main lighting in the bathroom (be sure to check the appropriate protection class)

Ceiling spots with or without transformer - where is the difference? 

Insofar as you are interested in buying a surface-mounted spotlight, you will certainly have already been faced with the question of whether your luminaire should have a transformer. But what is the difference between these two variants?

Transformer is the abbreviation for a so-called transformer, which converts the voltage within a lamp and, in most cases, greatly reduces it. Thus, it is possible that the voltage of 230 volts, which is common in Europe, can be throttled to 24, 12 or even 6 volts. Some lamps do not have such a transformer, but an integrated power supply. This allows you to connect the recessed spotlight together with the LED directly to the mains, as a reduction of the voltage is not necessary. However, there are also so-called low-voltage recessed lights, which are usually operated with 12 volts. For this, the installation of an external transformer is necessary, which requires a slightly larger wiring. Surface mounted spotlights with transformers are usually found in a wet room such as the bathroom for safety reasons.

What should you consider before mounting a recessed spotlight? 

Since a recessed spotlight is integrated into ceilings or pieces of furniture, it is necessary to prepare accordingly for the installation. For example, you need to know how large and wide must be the respective recesses for the spots, as well as the mounting frames. Therefore, it is advisable to drill the holes only once your luminaire has been delivered and you have had the opportunity to determine exactly what dimensions are needed for your spot. However, it is important to consider not only the mounting diameter, but also the mounting depth. The outer diameter of the spotlight and the diameter for the ceiling cut-out are also specified separately and differ from each other. It is therefore important to obtain comprehensive information beforehand and to measure exactly so that you do not have to complain about unsightly, faulty drillings in shelves or the ceiling afterwards.

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