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3 Inch Recessed Lighting Trims

Design Tips:

  • Coordinate metal finish recessed lighting trims with other metal accents in the room including faucets, furniture hardware and cabinet pulls.
  • Use an eyeball style recessed lighting trim to create a spotlight effect for highlighting art or an architectural feature.
  • Glass recessed lighting trims can add color to a bathroom ceiling or powder room ceiling.
Recessed lighting is a popular lighting option for ceilings in residential and commercial, including homes, offices, hotels, stores, libraries and other interiors requiring overhead lighting. Arcadian Home has a wide selection of recessed lighting trims, housings and lamping options. The smallest sized recessed light we offer is the three inch recessed light. These diminutive lights are perfect for smaller spaces and areas where a less light works best. Size is also a matter of personal preference and interior style. As with every type of lighting recessed lighting and recessed lighting trims vary in taste and popularity over the years. The three inch recessed light can be a good option for highlighting or creating pinpoints of task lighting in the kitchen, home theater or bar area of a home. In commercial applications these smaller recessed lights can be combined with larger sizes for a varied light on the ceiling.


Three inch recessed light trims can dramatically change the look and streamline the function of the three inch recessed lighting fixtures. These recessed lighting fixture trims come in a range of styles, colors, shapes and finishes. Classic trims are available in smooth or ridged powder-coat painted metal. Silvery metal finishes in chrome or nickel are also popular choices as are black, copper as well as white. Three inch recessed lighting trim also comes in glass that includes frost and colored glass. Eyeball, aperture, gimball, wall wash, domed and louvered trim styles serve different functions on recessed lights.


The three inch recessed light can be used in areas with low ceilings such as finished basements and in combination with other lighting. Recessed lighting has many applications throughout the home, office, hotel, restaurant and other professional settings. Recessed lights make great task lighting in kitchens or in home offices or bathrooms. Used in rooms with a central pendant or chandelier, small recessed light with three inch recessed light fixture trim can create a big impact. Small ceiling lights like the three inch recessed light fixture can be used to highlight walls or create ambient light for a home theater.


Arcadian Home offers a collection of ceiling lights, including recessed lighting by such leading designers as: Nora Lighting and WAC Lighting. For additional recessed lighting options, browse our wide selection of recessed lighting.

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Q & A of the Day

  • What LED housing, preferably IC rated, is compatible with this trim?
    Tamara Apr 19, 2011
    Hello Tamara, Please see the below two housing units that are IC rated and compatible with WAC-HR-LED371. Remodel housing unit: http://www.arcadianlighting.com/wac-hr-led309-ric.html New construction housing unit: http://www.arcadianlighting.com/wac-hr-led309-nic.html
    Andrea - Arcadian Lighting Apr 20, 2011

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