Most basements are starving for light, especially if you do have a “daylight basement” which is sometimes called a “walk-out” basement. A daylight basement generally will have larger windows similar to those on the first floor of the home and may even have a large 5′ or 6′ entrance door with large glass panels all of which will flood the basement with natural daylight. But, most basements do not have this luxury of abundant natural daylight bouncing around them, most are dark and somewhat dreary in there unfinished state!

Thankfully Thomas Edison walked this earth and gave us the incandescent light bulb, and we now have a ton of options to light up our world! Never has this been more of a luxury than in our basements.

The most popular basement light fixture has to be the recessed 6″ light fixture with a 65 watt frosted spot bulb. This fixture is simple to install and can be located in just about any type of ceiling, be it drywall or suspended ceilings. This fixture in it’s complete state consists of the “recessed canister housing unit”, and it’s “insert”. There are many styles of inserts that fit into the canister housing (baffled, eye-ball, etc.) that come in a variety of colors and different materials. My company really only uses one main style and it’s the insert that has the white baffle up inside the light and the white trim ring that hides the rough light cut-out in the ceiling. This style trim ring is what is being installed in the recessed light video above.

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