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Old 01-22-2009, 12:04 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm wondering if recessed light can be mounted into wood (versus typical ceiling drywall). I have a closet that recently had to be redesigned. The doorway header is a 2x10 covered with a 3/4 pine board. I'm considering mounting a recessed light in the header. There is approximately 6" of air space above the 2x10.

Since someone will most likely want to know the wall the closet is in was moved out (away from back of closet) by 6" or so, thus the header needed to be increased in width, so the doors could be mounted further from the back of the closet, so a new washer dryer would fit in the closet. I can post some pics if that helps.

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Pics are good if you have them.

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Yes, just make sure you get Type IC (Insulation Contact) recessed fixtures. Type IC is rated to be in direct contact with combustible materials.
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Yes, just make sure you get Type IC (Insulation Contact) recessed fixtures. Type IC is rated to be in direct contact with combustible materials.
Sweet, thanks and that makes good sense.
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The space available to mount a recessed light, including some space behind the current pull string light.

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Looks like you can squeeze a 4" can in there.

Instructions will say "Do not install in such a manner as to entrap heat" whatever that means. Maybe screw a vent cover over the hole on the backside.

An IC can will have a little overheat switch built in it.
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I buy cans now that I can use a CFL bulb
Eliminates the heat issue
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Both good ideas, thanks.

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