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Old 11-06-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
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Help with lowering recessed lights


I'm going to put a drop ceiling in the basement and the height restriction for this side of the soffit is the sewer line. It is 3" below the floor joists at the lowest point.

I am planning on putting recessed lighting in for this area of the basement. What would be a proper way to mount the recessed cans so that they will be 3" lower than the floor joists?

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Old 11-06-2011, 07:26 PM   #2
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Are you using acoustical style drop ceiling panels? You can either use fluorescent lighting designed for drop ceilings, or you can plan out and install individual cans as needed. If you go with the individual cans, I would run the wiring before installing the drop ceiling. once the ceiling is in I would then install the cans. The benefit of this is you have the ceiling for a reference point for the cans.

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Are you using acoustical style drop ceiling panels? You can either use fluorescent lighting designed for drop ceilings, or you can plan out and install individual cans as needed. If you go with the individual cans, I would run the wiring before installing the drop ceiling. once the ceiling is in I would then install the cans. The benefit of this is you have the ceiling for a reference point for the cans.

Good luck!
I'm doing 2x2 panels for the ceiling. I am also planning on using individual cans.
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