Most people know recessed lighting as "can lighting," and most people also use regular light bulbs for CFLs in their recessed housings. There are a few drawbacks to using regular incandescent bulbs - they burn out quickly, they aren't very energy efficient, and a few drawbacks to using CFLs- they are not aesthetically pleasing, and fluorescent light is considered by most people unpleasant and unflattering- although they do last longer and are more energy efficient. Rest assured, there is a third option- LED Lighting.
Wait! Don't leave! I'm not suggesting we light your house up like the inside of a space ship! LED lighting has come a long way in the last ten years. Now, you can get soft white LED lighting for your home. So you get all the benefits of the energy savings and long lasting bulb life without sacrificing the look of great lighting.
We'd like to highlight a specific product that makes changing over to LED lighting super easy- Cree's 4" and 6" Recessed Downlights fit most existing housings and are easy to install. You simply screw the connector into your light socket and insert the recessed downlight into your recessed lighting housing. As you can see from the images below, you are left with a clean, finished look. At $31.15 a piece, you can't beat that!