||10-09-2011 01:14 PM
replacing recessed light trim issue
I have 2 recessed lights in my master bath. One is over the bathtub and the other is over the shower. The original trims both had one of the clips that hold them up break off on one side some how or another and started to hang off the ceiling which looked trashy and i'm sure was not safe when the steam from the shower went up the hole to the wires...
Anyway, since there is no information on the existing trims or the casings in the ceiling I just went out and bought new trims at home depot that mounted the same way. Of course I bought a 5" the first time and had to go back and get a 6" but when all was said and done I bought 2 Lithonia Lighting 6H20BN trims. I mounted the trim above the bathtub with no problem but when I tried to put the bulb in that came with the trims it will not reach the socket! I looked at the one over the shower and the socket is actually at its lowest point in the existing case so now I am at a loss... I found some socket extenders but how safe are they to use? I do not think I need much of an extender because the thread of the bulb will reach the socket but it will not reach the threading part of the socket... I hope with makes since.
Heres a link to the trim I bought: