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Looking to do something like this in the front of the home.

Anyone familiar with what these fixture types may be so I can research cost, etc? Are they just an "outdoor" can light? If so, would warm LED accomplish the task or would you go incandescent?

 

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I like Halo H99 series cans for this. They are 4" R20 sized cans. You can use a 4" proprietary LED trim, or LED R20 flood lamps.

I like any LED to be in the warm 2800-3000K range. Any higher is too cool for me.
 

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A soffit like that is considered a "damp location", thus requiring the use of fixtures that are designed for some amount of water exposure. Any fixture that can be used in a shower can be used there. LED is a great idea considering the maintenance difficulties of that kind of location.
 

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A soffit like that is considered a "damp location", thus requiring the use of fixtures that are designed for some amount of water exposure. Any fixture that can be used in a shower can be used there. LED is a great idea considering the maintenance difficulties of that kind of location.
Yes, under a soffit would be a damp location, not wet. I dare say most trim/can combinations are rated for damp locations, even open ones.
A shower trim is wet location rated.
 
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Great input all, thank you.

Looks like the Halo H99ICT could be the right one? Do they make one without the hangers, or are the hangers needed for the install? An electrician will do it, but curious.
 

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Great input all, thank you.

Looks like the Halo H99ICT could be the right one? Do they make one without the hangers, or are the hangers needed for the install? An electrician will do it, but curious.
They make new work with the hanger bars and frame, and old work that get cut in later.
Let your electrician get whatever he feels is right for the job.
 
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