Recessed Light for large hole 13 x 13"


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Old 02-24-15, 06:07 AM
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Recessed Light for large hole 13 x 13"

Hi! First poster here on this forum. I have been scowering the web trying to find a light fixture that would fit into this hole (pictured below) that would cover the hole and give the appearance of being recessed.

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Does anyone have any suggestions?

Just an FYI if it helps, I have already patched the drywall around it. As you can see there were Fluorescent lights mounted there before. And before that I don't know what was actually in the hole.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 02-24-15, 06:19 AM
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I don't know what you mean by "appearance" of being recessed. Either it's recessed or it's not. Home Depot has some really nice LED ceiling fixtures. They are thin like a flat screen TV & very bright.
 
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I had a few of those in my house. I tore it out and put in a proper electrical box. Plastered up the square hole to fit the new electrical box and then hung a fixture. Another option is to purchase a ceiling medalion to cover the opening. You would still need to mount a proper electrical box to support the new fixture. The medalion would need to be at least 18.5" to cover the 13"x13" square.

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As Peter said, you don't have to live with the hole being that big. Find the fixture you want and modify the space as needed.
 
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If you already did some drywall patching why not do a suggested and find a fixture you like and make the opening to match,your going to need a paint job anyway.
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Honestly, because I didn't even think about it until I already had the surrounding area mudded and repaired. But thanks for your suggestions.
 
 

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