LED downlights are light bulb alternatives for indoor or outdoor lighting. These light fixtures shine LED light from a hole in the ceiling. These lights are popular because they use less energy, produce less heat, and emit more light than fluorescent and incandescent light bulbs. It is called a downlight because the light shines down from the ceiling. When the light is produced from an LED, as opposed to another light source, it is called an LED downlight. These downlights are sometimes called recessed lights, pot lights, or can lights. The light can shine down broadly to light up a whole area or narrowly like a spotlight.