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Recessed lighting trim interchangability?

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About a year ago I installed Utilitech recessed light cans in my basement. It's a slow moving project that I'm only just finishing now-the drywall, paint, and trim is done, and it's time to install the trim on the lights which I didn't buy at the time. I went to Lowes today to pick them up and was told that Lowes is phasing out Utilitech completely and they do not have the trims in stock anymore. Will the Juno/Halo trims fit? Is there some kind of "universal" trim? I'm not even looking for the baffled trims, just the simple rings that hide the edge of the can/the hole in the drywall.
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If they are the 6 inch cans, yes, the halo rings (e.g. 301P or similar) will fit.
Personally, I would not have purchased a "big box knock-off" can to begin with.
This is only one of the problems you can run into with them.
.... As for the "big box knock-off" cans, let's not pretend that they're not all made in the same Chinese factory and simply put into different boxes at the end of the assembly line :laughing:
There is a difference, if you can't tell it, that is your problem.

You never confirmed the 6 inch cans, just implied it. The reason I specified 6 inch is because if you have the 4 inch Utilitech, the Halo trims will not work.

Good luck when you have your first part failure.
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