Recessed Lighting Question

Old 12-17-02, 08:42 AM
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Question Recessed Lighting Question


In the process of remodeling my kitchen, I decided to go with Halo's H99RT (4" remodel). One of the eight holes in the ceiling turns out to be right next to the air conditioning/forced heating duct. The duct material is not metal but flexible plastic (as best as I can describe it). My questions are:

1. Can I install the H99RT housing in this situation?

2. If I can, is there something i need to do to mitigate the effect of generated heat on the duct material?

3. If I cannot, what housing should I use so that I still am able to use the selected trim which is Halo's Eyeball 998?

Any and all suggestions and/or help will be greatly appreciated.


Old 12-17-02, 09:15 AM
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it appears there is only one optio n when it comes to the 998
for fully protected boxes-H99ICT AIR-TITE IC HOUSING

this is for direct contact with insulation
the only problem is it is not a remodel fixture-it s a new work install

could you possibly replace a 1 foot piece of the plastic with a galvanized heating pipe, would be cheap and relativly easy

unless you are 4 inches away from the pipe i would not suggest the 99rt

to be honest i would cut a larger whole and replace a piece of pipe or change the location

good luck
Old 12-18-02, 10:49 AM
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Got answers from Cooper Lighting

Thanks yongeman,

At the same time that I posted the questions here, i had sent the same questions to Cooper Lighting. I received the answers today and here they are for future reference:

1. Yes. Need a 1/2" clearance.
2. No as long as you meet the 1/2" clearance.
3. Would need to use the H99ICT.

Based on this, I am going to go ahead with the install as I do have 1/2" (or can create it).

Again, thanks.


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