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Old 12-29-2009, 08:49 AM   #1
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Recessed Lighting - Which Fixture?


Hello Everyone,

I'm getting ready to remodel the basement and looking into recessed lighting because of the low ceilings.

I was reading and someone said not to purchase the recessed lighting fixtures from H.D. because they are junk. This person didn't say if Lowes carries good or bad fixtures, but who makes good ones?

I'm going to use the 6" shallow fixtures, but not my final choice in size.

Thanks, Allen

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Old 12-29-2009, 09:18 AM   #2
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The Halo brand shallow cans at HD or Lowes will work fine. Be sure to use the IC cans since you will not have much air flow around these in the shallow joist space.

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Old 12-29-2009, 09:42 AM   #3
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I prefer the Progress brand. Strong attachment springs unlike some that use cheesy springs that need to be stretched and zero view of the can housing.

Whichever brand you choose look to see how much of the housing you can see past the bulb.
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