Bathroom recessed light selection

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Old 07-27-11, 07:54 PM
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Bathroom recessed light selection

I have been using HALO brand housings for all my recessed lights, mostly H7T in larger areas and H99T in narrow hallways.

In bathrooms, I was originally planning to use the 5" housing H5ICAT with the 5050PS trim.



But then I looked closer at the trims, and thought may be I want a smaller light like a 4" instead.

I went to HD to look at the selection, and noticed that they no longer carry Halo. Now all they have is Lithonia?

Is this a cheap knock off from China or is it OK in terms of quality?

They seem to only sell remodel cans, and if you want new construction you have to buy the flanges and the pan. I have not heard of this brand before. So I am trying to decide between this Lithonia brand or shop for Halo brand products on line.

Are there other brands I should consider? Seems shower recessed lights most of them look a bit utilitarian.
 
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Old 07-28-11, 05:16 AM
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Lighting is utilitarian by design. Only the trim ring is "pretty". Lithonia Lighting is a good brand. They are made close by here in Conyers, GA. Here are some of their brands without endorsement of any: Lithonia Lighting Acculamp American Electric Lighting Antique Street Lamps Carandini Dark To Light Gotham
Healthcare Lighting Holophane Hydrel Lighting Control & Design Mark Architectural Lighting Peerless Reloc
ROAM Sensor Switch Sunoptics Synergy Tersen Winona Lighting

So you have a choice, not only of the Lithonia brand, but other recognizable brands as well. Sort of like Hershey.....they own "candy". Different brands and names, but owned by the big boy.
 
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Old 07-28-11, 06:17 AM
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If you need a 4" IC and air-tight housing you will need to install a new work housing. AFAIK no one make a old work IC/AT in 4".

I like Progress. Juno also makes recessed.

Be sure your trim is shower rated.
 
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AFAIK no one make a old work IC/AT in 4".
http://http://twicebright.com/pdfs/AL12035.pdf
 
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It is not remodel I am doing "new work". If I use non-IC since in this case IC did not fit.

I know non-IC I need to clear 3" all around for insulation. However, does "insulation" in this case mean fiberglass insulation? Because I have an overhead AC duct work that has foam insulation that's pretty close. Does that count?

 
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No, the premise is, no air circulation around the unit, the over heating protection will kick it off. You will be fine with this, since you aren't packing insulation around the unit. May want to cut a little foam around the unit if it is closer than 3".
 
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It is not remodel I am doing "new work". If I use non-IC since in this case IC did not fit.

I know non-IC I need to clear 3" all around for insulation. However, does "insulation" in this case mean fiberglass insulation? Because I have an overhead AC duct work that has foam insulation that's pretty close. Does that count?

I've certainly never seen ductwork insulated like that before. Was it done by a contractor or by the homeowner?
 
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The ductwork was original from the early 1970s, I don't know for sure but I am pretty sure it was done by a contractor, the original owner was an architect, hired a builder to custom build the house, all ductwork in the attic was insulated like this.
 
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