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Is there a place to look up "compatible generic" recessed light trim?

Is there a place to look up "compatible generic" recessed light trim?

Old 05-20-13, 09:15 PM
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Is there a place to look up "compatible generic" recessed light trim?

I know for standard down lights like 6" A lamp most of the generic 6" trim probably work.

I wonder if there is a web site where you can find if a specialized brand/model housing has any compatible trim that is available.

I happen to have a set of 6 Juno Aculux TC43 3 Inch Housing. It says 3" but really it's 3-1/4" inch, with an aperture size of 4.630". It uses a 75 watt, 12 volt, MR16 bi-pin halogen lamp and you can rotate 370 degrees with a 45 degree tilt.

Problem is the factory trims are very expensive at $50+ each. I am wondering if there are any generic ones out there that would fit? Thanks.
Old 05-20-13, 09:49 PM
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There is no cross reference website that I'm aware of. You could take the can to a big box store and try several rings to see if anything else will fit.

Also....just FYI .... those are non IC rated fixtures which means they can not touch insulation.
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You might have *some success* and strangly, even withing own manuf., sometime they won't fit.

We have Lightolier. I decided to change the trim due to ongoing remodeling. The housings where installed about 10-12 years ago. Anyhow, I went back and forth with tech support, did anything change in manuf. Etc. The new trim was about 1MM too big and it just would not fit our exisiting housings. Sent the new and old trim back to Lightolier for comparison.

We ended up gutting the ceiling to replace the housings.

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