Dwell On This: Rise Above Your Recessed Lighting

Dwell On This: Rise Above Your Recessed Lighting

Can lights can be mood killers, but there are ways to mellow them out.
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At a Glance


  • This won't be too complicated.


  • Think about buying dimmers or color-customizable smart bulbs.


  • It's a quick change with long-lasting impacts.

While the appeal of recessed lighting is understandable—can lights are unobtrusive, convenient to use, and produce an evenly distributed glow—it’s time for its popularity to dim. Unless you enjoy sterile, overhead lighting that recalls department stores and casts unflattering shadows, it’s time to can the can lights—or at least make them a lot less noticeable.

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