Whether your recessed lighting provides flood lighting or spot lighting is in the bulb, not the fixture.
I’m going to repeat that for emphasis.
It is the bulb you put in your recessed lighting fixture that determines if you get flood lighting (wide spread) or spot lighting (narrow spread).
This is true in all circumstances:
- six inch can vs three inch can
- incandescent vs halogen vs compact fluorescent vs LED
Pretty much, you can put bulbs of the type of light you want into any recessed light fixture you have.
You can even get grow light bulbs at a hydroponics store if you want your light to more closely mimic natural sun light (the bulbs are expensive, but the light quality is great).
As the names imply:
- Spot lighting is more narrowly focused and is beneficial when you need to light up a specific area. Perhaps a piece of art on your wall, or a kitchen counter where you chop stuff.
- Whereas flood lighting is has a much wider spread (maybe I should call this “lack of focus”) and is beneficial when you need general area lighting, such as a living room, or kitchen lighting that does not light up a specific area.
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