which model recessed can

Old 03-24-03, 08:13 AM
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which model recessed can

Im going to be installing a drop ceiling in my basement. The drop ceiling tiles will be the ones with the insulation. The ceiling tile will fall approx 5" from the joist. Which recessed cans do I use? I believe they have to be hung like the cross t's for the ceiling tiles right?

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There are many styles and brands of recessed lighting with just as many choices of what you might want try going to this link and see if it helps you
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Normal (?) recessed cans need about 8" of clearance above. You will need to select a can where the bulb "mounts" parallel to the floor. 5" is probably about the minimum for those type; you'll just have to take a tape measure to the supply house or find that information in some literature. I will say that your choices will be limited.

You can also investigate "mini-cans". They would probably fit within your restrictions.

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