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Old 12-20-2016, 01:41 PM   #1
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Recessed Lighting solution for Joists not 16" OC.


Hey guys so i wanted to install recessed lighting in my basement but the joists are not 16" OC. most are between 12" and 14" OC and thats less than the minimum range of the hanging rails that comes with most cans.

Also, i am not ready to install drywall, but do need the light so i wanted to use new work cans and not retrofit cans.

Any ideas on how I can install the new work cans on joists that are so close apart from each other?

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Hey guys so i wanted to install recessed lighting in my basement but the joists are not 16" OC. most are between 12" and 14" OC and thats less than the minimum range of the hanging rails that comes with most cans.

Also, i am not ready to install drywall, but do need the light so i wanted to use new work cans and not retrofit cans.

Any ideas on how I can install the new work cans on joists that are so close apart from each other?

Thanks
I use Halo H7 cans and do not have a problem cutting the hanging brackets if needed.
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As MrE TV said, By cutting off (or in some cases snapping off) the tail ends of the hanger bars, the bars will collapse down smaller.

12 inch OC joists should not be a problem.
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Hi MrElectricianTV,

Thanks. I have never used Halo cans, only CE cans and the hanger bars do not feed through to be trimmed off.

I assume these are the cans you speak of:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Halo-6-in...-202522896-_-N

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I would go with this style of light, quick and easy install and no worries of the joist being in the way. These will fit right under the joist if need be.

http://www.lithonia.com/commercial/w...l#.WFqMHNQrL4Y

I would run all your wire and install a few of these for temporary lights.

http://www.habetandhabet.com/index.p...&productId=838

I did this in my basement and it worked great.
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