Canister Lighting


A type of recessed lighting where the light is installed into a hole in the ceiling, giving downward light.

Things you need to know

There are two parts to a canister light: the housing, which surrounds the light itself, and the trim, which is the finish for the hole in the ceiling.

Also known as

Recessed Lighting, Can Light, Pot Light

Cost Considerations

Installing recessed lighting costs about $100 to $200 per light. If there are obstacles in the ceiling such as joists or heating ducts that get in the way of installation, this will add to the cost.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

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