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Old 06-11-2010, 10:37 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I want to install recessed lighting in a hallway on my home. I want to install 3 fixtures in an existing duct soffit. The issue is that there is only 4 and 1/4 inches of space between the duct insulation and the surface of the sheet-rock ceiling. I've looked at incandescent fixtures but these require much more space.

So far I have found that my option would be low voltage. I would have to remove all insulation around 3" from the fixture which is not a problem. I've looked at puck under-the-counter lights but these don't have (or I can't find) the trim for these. I need a trim since these lights will be located in the entry hall.

Any recommendations as to the lights (fixture and trim)?

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Old 06-11-2010, 11:40 AM   #2
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I can't envision your specific application here (a picture would help), but I know that they make recessed housings listed for direct contact with insulation. In both line and low voltage.

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IC cans wouldn't fit in the space you describe. Puck lights do not have trim rings as you conventionally think of the them. Some have trim finished rings that are meant to be mounted flush with a finished surface. For as tight an area you are describing, I can't thing of anything that is recessed that will fit there. Unless you want to spend MONDO money for an OLED flat light. Here's what they look like:

http://dvice.com/archives/2009/04/oled-breakthrou.php
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You could use some undercabinet type lights.

Here is one example that might work.

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KB, can those type of fixtures be wired with a Chapter 3 method? All the ones I have seen the wiring was not listed for use behind the wall.
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Why wouldn't you be able to utilize a chapter 3 method? Just because you can use other methods with those does not mean you have to .....

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