Gasket for shower light fixture?

Old 10-27-14, 09:44 AM
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Gasket for shower light fixture?

So I decided to replace the old light in my shower with a new LED recessed fixture. It is wet rated and the company told me it can be used in showers. Anyway, the old fixture had a little cheap foam gasket around the edge and at first I left it on, but noticed there was a tiny gap and thought removing the gasket would close that gap so I called the company (Cree) and they told me the gasket isn't needed and anything extra would just be a hindrance. So I removed the gasket to see if that would get rid of the space, but it didnt.

So, what I'm wondering is...should I trust the company and just keep the foam gasket off? Should I get another one? Should I use something else?

Old 10-27-14, 04:27 PM
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When you say that you called the company, do you mean the manufacturer, of the product or the vendor? I don't know why the manufacturer would have the gasket there, in the first place, if it's not needed.
Old 10-27-14, 10:16 PM
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The gasket keeps excessive moisture out of the fixture.

Possibly the can is sticking down below the ceiling. If that's the problem.... it can be adjusted up.
Old 10-28-14, 04:47 PM
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You can buy gasket material and cut your own.
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