Halo Recessed Fluorescent Can Question


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Old 03-28-03, 08:22 AM
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Halo Recessed Fluorescent Can Question

I looked at this ---->>> http://www.cooperlighting.com/search/products.asp?id=1371&brand=Halo&app=Recessed+Downlight&lightsource=Fluorescent <----- last night in Lowes and the complete setup with can and ring was like $60 bucks a can. I need about 15-20 of these. Can't I just use -----> http://www.cooperlighting.com/search/products.asp?id=1943&brand=Halo&app=Recessed+Downlight&lightsource=Incandescent <---- this can which is $10 plus another $10 for the ring with a screw in fluorescent bulb and get the same situation. The manufactor of my drop ceiling is says that std incadscent bulbs can melt the plastic front of the tile.
 
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Old 03-29-03, 09:18 PM
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Recessed can lights are always a bad idea.
I didn't research the Halo site but I have a hunch that the $60 units are insulation rated and the cheap incandescant units are not. While it is true that you could put a compact florescent bulb in the incandescant fixture and it wouldn't cause problems because it runs cooler, there is no guarantee that in the future somebody in the future would replace it with an incandescant bulb which would cause melting problems and fire.
Could you consider track lighting?
~Peter
 
 

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