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Old 06-12-2008, 08:11 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 06-13-2008, 08:10 AM   #2
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Canned lights 60 degree

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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