correct ring for a recessed can fixture


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Old 12-16-14, 01:52 PM
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correct ring for a recessed can fixture

I just installed a Halo H5 ICAT, type 1C recessed can ceiling light fixture. I was sold a Halo 300P ring for this fixture at LOWES. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to snap the light socket from the can into the bracket of the ring. The metal snap is actually wider then the bracket in the ring. Do I have the correct ring? If not, can you tell me what its designation should be?
 
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Old 12-16-14, 03:34 PM
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It's been awhile since I've used this trim kit. It matters which end of socket is inserted first into trim socket holder. You can't determine this by judging size. Try this:
Insert one leg of socket bracket into holder, squeeze legs a little and try to insert the other leg into holder while pushing up.
If it doesn't go in fairly easily, start with the opposite leg.
 
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Old 12-16-14, 05:45 PM
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Try putting those sockets in the trim rings on top of a 16' stepladder.
Like Brian explained plus it takes a strong hand to squeeze the clips. I don't believe direction is important.

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I have the exact ring you show, and I was expecting a socket like you show with the spring steel wings for attachment to the ring. However, the socket in the can looks like the attached with broad steel wings. Can you tell if there is a different ring that will allow the attachment of this socket? If not, can I just cut the wires to the socket and replace it with one that will fit this ring? I hate to have to go back in the attic and change out the can.
 

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You are just going to put some muscle behind it and squeeze it in ,please don't cut the conductors.
You can DO IT!
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Old 12-17-14, 04:31 PM
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James.... try again with the picture. You posted two completely unrelated pictures.
 
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Old 12-17-14, 05:48 PM
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I have no idea what is happening with the pictures. Here is another try.
 
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The fixture should have a label of compatible trim and bulbs inside the housing.
 
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Old 12-17-14, 07:08 PM
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The 300P won't work with that fixture. It's a trim for a 6" can. The spring clips are exactly opposite.

In the link below on page two is all the compatible trims.
Cooper industries/products/documents/halo/h5icat-adv140448-sss.pdf
 
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Thank you. That is what I was afraid of. On the way to Lowes tomorrow to see how to salvage this. Thanks again. Merry Christmas.
 
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It's no wonder you were having a hard time. The pictures you posted are not at all what I expected to see. You were steered wrong by the help at the store.
 
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Good eye!-------------
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