How to Install Ultra-Thin Low Profile Recessed LED Lighting in your tiny house

Installing recessed lights in a tiny house is the same as a regular house if you are installing, “Ultra-Thin Low Profile Recessed LED Lighting”.

Part of going tiny is making a smaller carbon footprint, the best way to do this is to install only highly efficient lighting. The up front cost is much higher, but the investment pays off substantially in a very short time.

Here are some averages and facts about LED lights versus regular lights

  • LED cost 8 times as much – LED lights last 25 times longer
  • Regular Lights use 6 times the power of LED lights
  • LED lights are a fraction of the size (in a tiny house space is at a premium)
  • LED wiring cost dramatically less if you use 12 volt LEDs
  • Using regular home lighting 14-gauge wire all lights inside and out of your tiny home could be on one circuit. (1800 watts)

Converting from regular lights to LED – diagrams below use LED lights with standard bulb sockets

LED Adapted Light switch Multiple lights
LED Adapted Light switch Multiple lights
LED Adapted Light switch power to light
LED Adapted Light switch power to light
LED Adapted Light 3 way switch power to light
LED Adapted Light 3 way switch power to light
LED Adapted Light standard Ceiling Fan and switch
LED Adapted Light standard Ceiling Fan and switch
LED Adapted Light standard socket Light Power and light 4 way switch
LED Adapted Light standard socket Light Power and light 4 way switch