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Old 07-30-2014, 01:40 AM   #1
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Recessed Lighting


I am remodeling my bathroom, and want to install some recessed lighting. I want something that is not going to produce heat above the unit. Will LED work? Will it need to be made specially for bathrooms (Moisture)

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I installed led recessed lighting and it is rated for insulation contact. It stays pretty cool.

LED lighting is great but recessed lighting not so much, especially in a bathroom. They are hard to airseal and the bathroom is NOT a place you want to have air leaks into the attic.

I would look at alternatives to recessed lighting if you can still change your mind. There are many attractive, sleek options that don't carry the risks/problems of recessed.
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What other sleek/attractive options are you referring to?
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Flushmounts.

If the energy penalty of recessed lights doesn't matter, then go ahead and install those. I'm just not a fan of recessed lights.
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I have 6" recessed cans in numerous places....with LED bulbs in them. No issues....

They also make dedicated LED recessed cans...

go for it.
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LED recessed lights are great - either dedicated LED or the standard unit with LED retrofit finisht. New ones are very airtight, especially with a shower/damp location finish.

They still get warm - nowhere nearly as hot as incandescent or halogen, and not so much from the LED itself but from the driver/transformer, but still hot enough to be uncomfortable to handle with bare hands.

In California, the law basically requires a dedicated LED fixture (rather than LED retrofit in screw-in base). Probably not the case in Ohio.
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ditto on the LED's!
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Get an airtight can as well. Problem solved.
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I'm a fan if these. They are super easy to install using an normal octagon ceiling box (see right side of package image) - they won't leak a lot of air. If you are concerned add a small beed of silicone around the edge of the box in the attic.

I put these in my master bedroom and have been really happy with them so far. My only main complaint is I couldn't find a dimmer switch that didn't make the light buzz when dimmed. Silent as can be on a regular switch though.
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I'm a fan if these. They are super easy to install using an normal octagon ceiling box - they won't leak a lot of air. If you are concerned add a small beed of silicone around the edge of the box in the attic.

I put these in my master bedroom and have been really happy with them so far. My only main complaint is I couldn't find a dimmer switch that didn't make the light buzz when dimmed. Silent as can be on a regular switch though.
My son just got some new dimmers especially made for use with LED lights. They are made by Lutron: Lutron Maestro and Maestro wireless.
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