Potlight is a light fixture that is installed into a hollow opening in a ceiling. When installed it appears to have light shining from a hole in the ceiling, it is made of Housing, Trim, and Bulbs
Types of housing
In North America, UL 1598 recessed housings generally fall into one of four categories.
- IC or “insulationcontact/casting:used where there is insulation around it, for example attic or sound barriers around the housing ” rated new construction housings are attached to the ceiling supports before the ceiling surface is installed. If the area above the ceiling is accessible these fixtures may also be installed from within the attic space. IC housings must be installed wherever insulation will be in direct contact with the housing.
- Non-IC rated new construction housings are used in the same situations as the IC rated new construction housings, only they require that there be no contact with insulation and at least 3 in (7.6 cm) spacing from insulation. These housings are typically rated up to 150 watts.
- IC rated remodel housings are used in existing ceilings where insulation will be present and in contact with the fixture.
- Non-IC rated remodel housings are used for existing ceilings where, ideally, no insulation is present. However, these also require that there be no contact with insulation and at least 3 in (7.6 cm) spacing from insulationThe main feature of the housing is designed to ensure that no flammable materials come into contact with the hot lighting fixture. Badly-housed downlights can be a fire hazard, though all newer ones contain aself-resetting thermal switch for safety.
Trim styles have evolved with more manufacturers creating quality trims for a variety of applications
There are two types of bulbs for recessed lighting: directional and diffuse. Directional lamps (R, BR, PAR, MR) contain reflectors that direct and control the light. Diffuse lamps (A, S, PS, G) control light distribution through their omnidirectional light.
There are low voltage potlights, where there is a transformer inside each potlight housing, and usually with a thermostat to turn off the light due to over heat
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