recessed lighting in suspended ceiling

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Old 03-04-02, 12:03 PM
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Question recessed lighting in suspended ceiling

I have installed a suspended ceiling in my basement. It is about 6 inches below the floor joists. I am planning to install recessed can lighting. Is this possible? Will I have to wire them to the floor joists because of the distance between joist and ceiling. Really confused and looking for suggestions
 
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Old 03-04-02, 12:20 PM
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Recessed cans come in a variety of depths. You want to look for models designed for installation in 2x6 joists - these are 5-1/2" deep and should fit in your ceiling.

As an alternative, you can use deeper cans as long as you place them so that they don't hit a joist.

Get new construction, not remodel cans. The new construction cans come with adjustable hanger bars which clip right onto the ceiling grid.
 
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Old 03-05-02, 01:41 AM
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The distance between the bottom of the floor joist and the new ceiling in 6 inches so suspending from the joist won't work and the hager bars I have only extend to 21 inches. I can make them wide enough for the grid, but am worried about stability.
 
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Old 03-05-02, 03:49 AM
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Are these the hanger bars which came with the recessed fixtures? The ones I use easily extend to 24" - that's what they are designed for. Or are you trying to use remodel can fixtures with add-on hanger bars? That won't work nearly as well.

I used Halo "new work" recessed lighting fixtures that I got off the shelf at Home Depot. These came with hanger bars already attached which can be used to either mount between joists or to mount on 24" OC suspended ceiling grid.
 
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