UTILITECH recessed lighting question

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Old 07-28-08, 11:01 AM
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Angry UTILITECH recessed lighting question

i installed 8 can-lights but when i went back to get the trim kits they dont have the kit that i need!!!!

and (shockingly) Utilitech has no # to call on the unit / boxes

i'll ask lowes today but im frustrated.

any clues?

the unit # is LWSIC1 and the trimkit is # LWS14

THANKS!
 
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I think you're in trouble. Not even Google found those model numbers. I think Utilitech lighting fixtures are Lowes specific, so if Lowes cannot help you, you may be out of luck. The Lowes web site doesn't even show that Utilitech makes recessed lighting. Did you buy the cans at Lowes?
 
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I put these in my house about a year ago, so I don't see you having a problem finding them. If all else fails, go to Ebay:

http://search.ebay.com/search/search...ech&category0=
 
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Several of the trims...

are interchangeable among manufacturers. Check the Halo, Progress, Juno, and others.
 
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Smile Utilitech trims

I feel your pain...I have the same problem with finding the trim for the Utilitech recessed light housing purchased at Lowes. Here's what I discovered: the Utilitech brand is specific to Lowes and the vendor that supplies them is "Juno". I called Lowe's Customer Care # 800-445-6937 and gave them the model # LWS14. They located a store that has the trim in stock. Unfortunately, the stores turned out to be too far away but the Customer Care rep contacted management at my nearest Lowes store and explained the situation. They're going to ship the trim I need (LWS14) from the store that has them to my store so I can pick them up.

Another option is to search "Juno" trim on the web which I plan to do as a backup.
 
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I purchased and installed 6 Utilitech 6" IC remodel-type cans from Lowes (cat#290214), along with 6 corresponding trim kits (cat. #290211). I guess I was lucky enough to have bought them all together, making sure that they matched. The problem I have is that the trim kit is supposed to 'hang' from the interior of the can by a pair of small springs, but there is no where in the can to attach the spring, that gives enough tension to pull the trim ring snug up to the ceiling. There is not enough adjustment in the socket bracket to get any tension into the springs. Any suggestions?
Just FYI, there is a customer service number for Utilitech in the instruction sheet for the cans, but it's only 8AM-5PM, EST M-F. The number is 1-800-955-4870. I'll be calling them Monday.
 
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I have had the same problem...I installed six 4" Utilitech cans and have been unable to get the correct trims, but some are on the way. Here's the story.

I bought the cans on ebay and installed them, and then I bought the trims at Lowes. The trims were #290212 and they were for Utilitech housing #290215, EXACTLY what my cans were labeled. Unfortunately, when I tried to install the trim, it was extremely difficult to get the socket installed in the trim, but once it was clipped in place, the trim would not fit snug against the ceiling. There was a quarter of an inch all around, and the socket was pushed up against the top of the can. I tried and tried, but it would not fit!

Today I called Utilitech (800 955-4870) and spoke at length to a very nice woman representative. She told me that her company had just taken over the Lowes' Utilitech recessed lighting six months ago. After much discussion I finally told her that I had the plastic label from inside one of the cans and it was labeled Utilitech LWSIC1. And she told me, that was the previous manufacturer for Lowes' recessed lighting, and the new trim WOULD NOT FIT THE OLD CANS EVEN THOUGH THE NUMBERS WERE THE SAME.

The old cans were made by Juno and she gave me their number and said that they had a limited amount of trim left for the old cans. I called Juno (888 741-0902) and the guy knew exactly what was going on. He said that Juno couldn't sell directly to me, but I should go to Lowes and have them do a special order of LWS14W.

I went to Lowes tonight and they had to call the Juno number to find out how to do the special order, but it is now in the system. Hopefully, the Juno Trims will fit the Juno cans.

I hope this is helpful.
 
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Ph. # for help with Utilitech products

I found this number on another website. It may help you...I believe the number is related to Lowes. The number is :
1-800-444-6742. Good luck.
 
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Link to Utilitech trim insulation

THis was frustrating for me too - but if you follow this link you'll see an installation diagram:

http://www.cooperlighting.com/specfi...des/698163.PDF

good luck!
 
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I realize I'm a bit late to the thread, but thought my findings might still come in useful for anyone else in this boat. I recently ran into this as well, I picked up a couple boxes of Utilitech 4" cans on clearance thinking they were a great buy at $9 for 6 cans, only to not be able to find trims for them after I had them installed.

I spent 3 weeks but I finally came up with something. Elco makes some trims for their 4" cans that also work with the Utilitech line. Elco 4" Line Voltage trims Not all of them, specifically the ones that have the Lampholder Bracket. As far as I can tell those are the ones with a K in the model number such as the EL993KW. Best thing is, these trims are relatively inexpensive, i was able to get the ones I needed for $6.50 each. Anyway hope this helps someone out.

JJ
 
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Smile Another good place to purchase a trim kit that works

I too had the same issue with the Lowes Utilitech 4 inch recessed light kit LWSIC1 (E127713). After no help from Lowes and trying to track down a Utilitech phone or web site, I found this web site for a company called Affordable Quality Lighting.

Recessed Lighting Recessed Downlighting Recessed Trims and Cans

Look for their C933-W (white) or C933-B (black). I took a chance they they would work, and they are a perfect fit. The dangeling light socket on the Utilitech unit fits the swivil part of this trim kit. They are currently on sale for $6.99 each (April 2009), and they also sale the 50W bulbs at a discount if you purchase their trim kit. Free shipping too.

The bad news is that this Affordable Quality Lighting company only takes $100 minimum purchases. I was in luck because I needed 11 of them with bulbs.

CheersBeer 4U2, Tony Walls
 
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I think it will be wise idea I will put this on sticky format due this have very good info and link to hard to find related items per this topic discusson.

Merci,Marc
 
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Originally Posted by TonyWalls View Post
I too had the same issue with the Lowes Utilitech 4 inch recessed light kit LWSIC1 (E127713). After no help from Lowes and trying to track down a Utilitech phone or web site, I found this web site for a company called Affordable Quality Lighting.

Recessed Lighting Recessed Downlighting Recessed Trims and Cans

Look for their C933-W (white) or C933-B (black). I took a chance they they would work, and they are a perfect fit. The dangeling light socket on the Utilitech unit fits the swivil part of this trim kit. They are currently on sale for $6.99 each (April 2009), and they also sale the 50W bulbs at a discount if you purchase their trim kit. Free shipping too.

The bad news is that this Affordable Quality Lighting company only takes $100 minimum purchases. I was in luck because I needed 11 of them with bulbs.

CheersBeer 4U2, Tony Walls

Tony,

or anyone else?
Have you received the trim kits C933-W (white) or C933-B (black). from Affordable Quality Lighting Since 1974 has an A+ BBB rating, Landscape Lighting, recessed lights, rope light, Outdoor Lighting, Garden Light Fixtures, under cabinet, transformers, LED flourescent lights energy saving green earth save money save plane
I want to make double sure they do actually work with the LWSIC1 can before I order and have to pay restocking.

Great article.
 
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Double Check trim Kits

Tony,

Or anyone else that used trim
did you receive and install the trim kits from Affordable Quality Lighting Since 1974 has an A+ BBB rating, Landscape Lighting, recessed lights, rope light, Outdoor Lighting, Garden Light Fixtures, under cabinet, transformers, LED flourescent lights energy saving green earth save money save plane

I just bought the old style 4" cans from Lowes last night
LWSIC1 and want to make double sure the C933-W trim kits work before I purchase.

Any other comments or trouble with affordablequalitylighting?

Thanks,

Steve
 
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C933-W Trim Kits work fine

Hi Steve,

I purchased a dozen of the trim kits from Quality Lighting and they work like a charm. No issues from me.

Tony
 
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