Recessed Lighting junction box


Old 08-03-07, 12:34 PM
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Question Recessed Lighting junction box

Is the junction box on a recessed light fixture considered a junction box that must be easily accesable? If it is, how the heck do you wire a basement with recessed lighting?

I would like to install 8 recessed cans into a ceiling that will be sheet rocked.
They all be controlled by a 3 way switch and a 3 way dimmer. What I would like to do is wire from swithes to the first can's juntion box, then from there a lead to the 2nd and so on. But from what I can find out each can's junction box has to be accesable.
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Old 08-03-07, 12:48 PM
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The junction box can be opened from either side. You remove the can and can then access the junction box.
Old 08-03-07, 01:45 PM
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Recessed lighting boxes are accessible by disassembling the can from underneath. It's not easy to access, but it can be done when necessary.
Old 08-04-07, 02:23 AM
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get the recess lights that pop into the ceiling. They do not have mounting brackets but rater clips that clip into the ceiling. The boxes are accessible by taking down the fixture.

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