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  1. Electrical
    I want to change the trim color on 5” recessed lights but find that the light socket is attached to the baffle (see photo). I would appreciate it if someone could help me identify the manufacturer and/or product and understand whether the trim and socket component can be replaced without major...
  2. Electrical
    Hi - I have several MR16 halogen recessed lights in my basement. Every one is broken by now. I have purchase new bulbs, tried LED bulbs, but no luck. One will turn on for a couple seconds, then turn off, but most don't do anything (i just hear a low hum from the transformer). They are 4 inch...
  3. Electrical
    Hey community, I’ve got a few questions with respect to recessed lighting I’m hoping the group can ‘shed some light on’ (I thank you *in Austin Powers voice*). Some background: Recently moved into an older house and the living room has no existing lighting (previous owners just had a few lamps...
  4. Electrical
    One of the 15 amp circuits controls wiring for ceiling lights and outlets in our kitchen and adjoining dining room. Currently there is one ceiling light/fan combination in the kitchen and one in the dining room. If I decide to replace both ceiling light fixtures with a total of 7 recessed LED...
  5. Electrical
    We are looking to finish our basement. We have eight foot ceilings and I want to us a 5" gimbal recessed light stile on our ceiling. What is the maximum distance between the lights and the light and the wall? Does a 6" gimbal have a wider light radios then a 5" gimbal and bulb? Since the gimbal...
  6. Electrical
    I have a shower where a bulb is hanging from a socket. I could trace that the wires to the socket is coming from a electrical box that is the attic. There is no housing can in the attic. Given this situation, can I replace the buld with a recessed LED lighting? My general idea was to cut a hole...
  7. Electrical
    I had my Electrician install a brand new panel as well as Halo recessed lights in my refinished basement. When the lights are turned on, there is a noticeable humming sound. Also, I've noticed another light in the house which now hums. My Electrician claims its from the dimmer switches, but...
  8. Electrical
    Could anyone offer guidance on the removal of a fan light kit and replacing it with 4 recessed cans. I understand the basic concepts and precautions of recessed lighting installation, but was wondering if I could get some advice on how to go about connecting the wires (that go to the fan...
  9. Electrical
    An electrician installed a 5" recessed incandescent lighting housing in my shower (which is still undergoing renovation). He chose a housing without asking me anything (and I knew nothing about recessed lighting). Now I need to choose a trim, but I can't find anything that will fit it. The...
  10. Drywall & Plaster
    I have dated recessed lighting in my plaster ceiling. It's not a canister light but a large square shaped light. I'd like to change it to a flush mount light. The existing hole is larger that the new lighting. What are my options to cover the exposed portion of the hole? The ceiling is...
  11. Electrical
    Hey all, first post. I am a novice to intermediate in terms of electrical work. I have changed out light fixtures, ceiling exhaust light combos, switches and receptacles. I have added dimmers, spliced cables and a few other things. I also have a Home Depot wiring book! :eek: So, I am having my...
  12. General DIY Discussions
    Recently, I changed the bulb in a recessed lighting, and I had to remove the fixture to get the old bulb out. Now, it won't go back into the ceiling and stay in place, and whenever I pull it out again to re-examine how I'm inserting it into the ceiling (and to possibly change the way I'm...
  13. Electrical
    Hello I have a question and have had no luck in finding an answer in Google, so I thought I'd try registering and asking here. I am working on our unfinished basement and have got to the point where I'm about to put in the recessed lighting we have chosen...
  14. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi Everyone, I just replaced 8 recessed lights in my bathroom. I wish I had known to remove the clips from the recessed lights before I put the first one into the ceiling. I learned my lesson, so the remaining 7 look much better than the first. That being said, I now have a small gash on...
  15. Electrical
    hi there! I'm redoing a room in my basement and have ripped out the drywall ceiling. I'm installing 6 non-IC potlights (home depot Commercial Electric HBR107H) As I'm not sure what's on the existing lighting circuit (the former owner has done some odd things here) I'm putting in a new 15A...
  16. Electrical
    I want to switch out the recessed lighting in two areas and install chandeliers, is it possible to do?
  17. Carpentry
    I want to install recessed lighting in my kithcen. There is an A/C register in my ceiling. Is there any easy way to determine where the ductwork run is so I can avoid it. Mine is a 2-story house so no access is available.
  18. Electrical
    Hello All. I have a scenario that I am hoping you can help me with. My wife and I are purchasing our first home and I would like to make some changes to the wiring. Here is the current situation and my plan ... please let me know what I got wrong or what I need to consider. Thank you...
  19. Electrical
    i am a newbie at the whole "man of the house" thing. this is my first home and would love some help with a project. i am replacing the basement lighting with recessed lighting. i have taken down the fluorescent units that the basement had and replacing them with recessed lights. i tore down...
  20. Electrical
    I am doing a reno on my upstairs bathroom and putting pot lighting in a drop ceiling. I left the drywall on the old insulated ceiling and would like to know how far I have to drop the new ceiling? Better yet, How much clearance do I need from the top of the 50 watt GU 10 pot lights to the old...
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