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Recessed vs. Regressed Light Fixtures

cbut8995 | Posted in General Questions on

Not sure pros and cons of each but my wife and I are stuck between these 2. Seem like the only difference is the recessed vs regressed portion. Is there any real difference besides look?

LED 4 inch Gimbal Round Selectable CCT

LED 4” Regress Gimbal Round, Selectable CCT.

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    BILL WICHERS | | #1

    The one they call "regressed" will reflect a lot of light off of the edges of the trim ring if it's not aimed directly down. This "bright ring" effect can be very annoying. I have that problem with two lights I just installed myself, since the gimbals don't have as much adjustment range as I was expecting. How much this happens depends on how far you angle the light. If you plan to use these to do something like light a portrait on a wall, you'll get a lot of reflection off the ring. If you are using these to aim down from a sloped ceiling, it might not be as much of an issue, depending on the pitch of the ceiling (steeper means more light reflected off the inside of that trim ring).

    Bill

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