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Scott_K 04-05-2005 11:37 AM

Recessed Outdoor light fixture
I have an awning over my side door. I see hanging ceiling fixtures at my local stores, but I need a recessed light so a screen door will clear. Do I have to use a specific type of light fixture outdoors ?

jbfan 04-05-2005 01:48 PM

Do you have room above to install a recessed light? It should be ok as long as you have the room and have a roof over it

Scott_K 04-05-2005 02:36 PM

Thanks for the response.
Yes, there is room for it. The awning is about 4'x4', already has an existing feed and switch. So I guess I can just use a highhat that I'd use indoors ? :confused:
Thanks again

jbfan 04-05-2005 03:10 PM

is this an added awning or is it built with the house?

Scott_K 04-05-2005 03:46 PM

Sorry, let me back up a bit.
There was an original awning in place over the side door. It had a light and switch and worked. I recently had some work done in the house, and in the process, the contractors damaged it, so they replaced it with this new one and left a line there for a light. It sticks out of the side of the house, so there is no other roof, mansard or whatever they're called connected to it. It's got siding and shingles, so it's protected from the elements.
Does this make sense ?
Thanks Again

jbfan 04-05-2005 04:04 PM

Yes. When I think of an awning, I think of a metal frame and cloth to cover it with, This will be ok to do.

Scott_K 04-05-2005 04:53 PM

jbfan, Thanks for all your help and your fast responses !!!:D

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