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Old 08-09-2010, 09:24 PM   #1
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Recessed Lighting Makeover

I plan on enclosing some recessed lighting with shower trims (glass lens with a shower trim). The units currently have 65 watt bulbs in place. Once the units are fully enclosed, what wattage should I use going forward? I am worried about heat build-up once the units are enclosed. Thanks!
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:33 PM   #2
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The trim will tell you what bulbs can be used with that trim. Most likely it will be a standard A type bulb with a 40 or 60 watt max.
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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