|Hard to tell in this photo, but even with the light on, it is very dim in the hallway|
Because we have a textured ceiling a lot of the fixtures have a light leak around the edge of the trim which gives a tacky UFO look to the light:
In case you can't see it clearly.. THIS is what I'm talking about:
|AHHH! Nasty dead bugs!|
So I decided I had enough of the dark bug filled lights and tore out all the shower style trim. It was a total of 8 lights. I decided to upgrade them to a more open recessed baffle style trim.
The baffle is shaped like a hat with the top cut out and has two springs which hold it up inside the recessed can:
To replace the old trim the process was simple:
1. Remove the old trim by pulling it down and pinching the clips that hold it in place
2. Remove the bulb
3. Insert the new baffle into the recessed light housing
4. Hook the springs from the baffle onto any hole in the can
5. Reinstall the bulb.
The big test is when you turn on the light. It is at least 30% brighter and no more extra halo of leaking light!
Total cost: $70
No bugs falling on my head when I change the bulbs: PRICELESS