What does Down Lighting Mean?
Definition of Down Lighting in Construction
Light fixtures that are installed on or within the ceiling space, and face down to illuminate the space below. Normally a down light references a can light, which appears like a can located within the ceiling. The can itself is the roughing kit for the light and is installed prior to the installation of the finished ceilings. The down light is extremely popular due to their durability, ease of operation and out of sight, out of mind characteristics. In addition the down light does not break up the flow of the ceiling surface as radically as either a hung fixture , ceiling mounted fixtures or track lighting. The down light is an economical means of distributing ceiling light as needed with minimum disturbance of the ceilings surface and flow.