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mikey48 06-12-2008 09:11 PM

Canned lights 60 degree
All of the canned lights at the big box stores have the warning about the connection wires must be rated for 90 degrees C. I have a house with older wiring rated at 60 degrees. Anyone see canned lights rated for the 6o degrees C anywhere ? I cannot understand why they need to be 90 degrees since the connection boxes are so far from the lamps, but I would rather be safe than sorry.

joed 06-13-2008 09:10 AM

The connection box should be right behind the fixture. It's a heat issue. Find a fixture that uses flourescent or is not a ceilng hugger. They should not have that rating.

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