Tricks of the Trade: Soffits
In addition to casting light in a consistent, yet focused stream, SOFFITS create the illusion of an all-over light dispersion. This is because the light looks mostly hidden within the dropped ceiling cavity. This directional downward light is recessed into the ceiling, beaming a light cone over the affected surface. Also, SOFFITS are a clever way of cleaning up a messy ceiling juncture, with a side wall cleanly meeting the ceiling. While unobtrusively casting light over a countertop, SOFFITS are a particularly useful tool for housing art lighting.