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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 in the ceiling and find a LED light unit that would slide inside the ceiling and stay there. I would screw in the connector to the socket.

Is this even possible? I am not experienced so pardon me for asking something stupid.

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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 in the ceiling and find a LED light unit that would slide inside the ceiling and stay there. I would screw in the connector to the socket.

Is this even possible? I am not experienced so pardon me for asking something stupid.

Thanks in advacnce
I can't see what you have now, but one possibility is a Halo H7ATRT recessed remodel housing with one of Halo's LED retrofit kit's that are made for wet locations.
 

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Halo H7ATRT
I don't recognize that number and it didn't come up in a quick search.

Did you mean H7RICAT ?
That's the remodel insulation contact and air tight can that I would suggest.

Although with decent attic access I would prefer a new construction can like the H7ICAT.
 

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I don't recognize that number and it didn't come up in a quick search.

Did you mean H7RICAT ?
That's the remodel insulation contact and air tight can that I would suggest.

Although with decent attic access I would prefer a new construction can like the H7ICAT.
Yes, that's the can. If you have the access and don't mind a few bruises, you can install new construction cans.

The disks that RJ suggested are a nice option. No can needed, just an electrical box. You can use an old work fan brace to install a box.
 

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One followup, since the current socket has only hot and neutral and no ground wire, do I need to be worried? This is a 1956 house and there is no ground wire. The new joint box will not be in contact with the metal conduit, which is usually the case for switches and stuff.

Any suggestions?
 
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