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Old 09-30-06, 08:11 AM
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Step lights

I am planning to install step lights to illuminate a staircase. I can find plenty of different types online, but can't find information about what size box to use. Some appear small enough for a single gang box. Can anyone describe procedure for installing step lights?

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Every one I have dealt with was different.

Many of them do not use a seperate junction box. The light fixture itself is the only box needed.
What you need to do is find a light you want to use and then engineer from that point backwards.

If you find one you like, post a link and we'll do what we can.
 
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Old 09-30-06, 10:38 AM
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Will the fixture be mounted on the wall or on the stairwell ceiling?
A ceiling box should work for either one.
 
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Old 09-30-06, 12:18 PM
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Recessed in the wall or step is more like it
 
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Old 09-30-06, 12:54 PM
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Recessed step lights

The lights will be recessed in the wall, above every 3rd step. I currently have access to the backside of the wall which borders the steps due to room being gutted.

Does a recessed step light come with its own box? I'm just not clear on what size hole to cut or what box to use.

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Buy the lights NOW, before you do anything else.
 
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Originally Posted by racraft
Buy the lights NOW, before you do anything else.
Although the echo doesn;t sound exactly like the original, I think I heard this before.

If you cannot install the light before closing up the wall behind and in front. run wiring for the lights leaving it behind the wall. Leave enough slack where you intend on placing the lights and close'er up. It will be more difficult to place backing (if needed) later but you can usually install these later succesfully.
 
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