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farrington135 12-03-2006 09:16 AM

recessed light
I plan on installing a IC recessed light in my hall where there is an existing light fixture. I did some research and found that most of the remodeling cans require 90 celsius wiring. My house wiring is all 60c. Are there 60c recessed fixtures sold or is it the norm to replace the power supply with the nm-b cable? Also I read some states might require conduits for supply cable. I live in NJ and can't find any info on recessed light codes. thanks

mdshunk 12-03-2006 11:13 AM

Here's how you handle that...

Since you have an existing fixture, it will be mounted on a junction box. I'm assuming you have an accessible attic above. Pry the junction box off the joist and flip it up into the attic. Run a short piece of modern 90* romex from that junction box to the new recessed light. Blank plate that old junction box and leave it exposed in the attic.

If you do no have access from above, the procedure is slightly different.

farrington135 12-03-2006 11:51 AM

no access from above.

mdshunk 12-03-2006 12:02 PM


Originally Posted by farrington135 (Post 25693)
no access from above.

Then, you will need to blank plate the ceiling box where it is with a round flush blank plate. Run a sort piece of modern romex to the new recessed light that you will install near that box.

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