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Old 10-25-2008, 03:13 AM   #1
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Hello.

I'm in the process of finishing my basement. I want to install recessed lighting into the main floor TJI that are 12" deep and 16" o/c non-insulated new construction and I want to use the 6" dia. ones.

From what I have found at Rona and Homedepot you can either get the large box kits that I guess are more for insulated ceilings or something like this:
My question is how do I mount this inside the joist bay? Do I need to buy handle bars for it or what and if so can someone send me a link for it either at Rona.ca or homedepot.ca?

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Hello.

I'm in the process of finishing my basement. I want to install recessed lighting into the main floor TJI that are 12" deep and 16" o/c non-insulated new construction and I want to use the 6" dia. ones.

From what I have found at Rona and Homedepot you can either get the large box kits that I guess are more for insulated ceilings or something like this:
My question is how do I mount this inside the joist bay? Do I need to buy handle bars for it or what and if so can someone send me a link for it either at Rona.ca or homedepot.ca?

Thanks

The light in the picture is an "old work" style can, which means it was intended to be installed after the finshed ceiling, Just look for a new work style light. I would stick with a name brand also like Halo, Juno, Lightolier, to name a few. Halo being the least inexpensive.

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mfleming, here is a link to what you'll need (or similar)
http://www.rona.ca/shop/~recessed-li...ectricity_shop
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They do have brackets that attach to both sides of the fixture and telescope to the ceiling joices . The ones I installed came with the fixture . In my opinion , surface mount fixtures would be more efficient .
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In my opinion , surface mount fixtures would be more efficient .
efficient to what?
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Remodel/old-work cans aren't necessarily a bad idea in new construction b/c you can tweak the final location based on the finished space (providing your wire drops are close enough).

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