I am going to resurrect this topic.
I just bought a Halo H7ICAT 6" enclosure for evaluation. I also thought that the bulb stuck out way too far below. I want it to recess up into the enclosure so it isn't beaming me in the face when I look across the room.
Is this a feature of IC enclosures? Will non-IC enclosures let me get the bulb way higher in there?
My wife likes the R30 better than the PAR30 halogens. I can find PAR30 in short neck which look fine, but I can't find ANY R30 short neck, and I have looked all over.
Since I was just experimenting, I modified the can to allow me to recess the light much higher up. It provided an excellent look - I like the light recessed 1.5" - 2" up from the ceiling - using the 310P trim:
However, I can't really modify the can and expect it to still be an IC can, or even a legal can - and I don't really want to use it at all if I have modified it (burn baby burn) - but I want this look!
I am willing to go non-IC if I can recess the lights deeper. This is in my basement anyway and I am keeping insulation in the ceiling to keep the two floors better regulated for heat. But if I don't put the insulation around the lights that won't make a huge diff - it will just escape upstairs.
Comments on housings / trims that let you recess your lights deeper? Is there a different trim for the H7ICAT that replaces the light plate and allows recessing the lights deeper?