I have recessed lighting in my kitchen (I imagine the cans are the cheapest quality as they came with the builder) and am working on finishing out my basement with recessed lights.
I'm looking at energy efficiency/brightness tradeoffs. I'm really interested in the LED bulbs, but it seems as though the heat transfer requires the fixtures to be 'open air' fixtures - does that eliminate recessed lighting as an option if I want to go with LED bulbs?
Also, in terms of replacing the incandescent bulbs in the kitchen - can I just drop in a CF or a halogen bulb, or do they have to be rated for recessed lighting?
Thanks in advance, and I apologize for my ignorance~