Outdoor Recessed Lighting

All of these outdoor recessed lights can be used outside in a protected exterior location in a residential or commercial setting. We offer both damp location and wet location rated trims and housings, as well as both halogen and LED light sources. If a recessed fixture is wet location rated that downlight can come in to direct contact with rain and therefore can be installed in a non-protected outdoor area.

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Damp Location vs. Wet Location Recessed Lighting

A wet location rated outdoor recessed light can safely have direct contact with water. This kind of exterior recessed light will keep water like rain, shower water spray, sleet, or snow from harming the light source inside. A damp location rated outdoor recessed light may be exposed to condensation but should not have direct contact with water. You can use a damp location rated downlight in a covered outdoor area or in any bathroom where water spray will not reach the light fixture.

All of our recessed lights are damp location approved. The easiest way to check for wet location approval in our outdoor recessed can lights is to look in the title of the product. It will say “Wet Location” in the product name if the recessed light can be used in unprotected outdoor area.