Upgrading Recessed Kitchen Lights


Old 11-17-15, 07:45 PM
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Question Upgrading Recessed Kitchen Lights

I am upgrading my recessed kitchen lights to a new housing. I removed the previous bulb and housing, but the cylinder doesn't appear to contain the necessary elements to install the new fixture.

I posted some photos while I was removing the old, and a photo of the new fixture. Any help is greatly appreciated!

- Adam

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Old 11-17-15, 08:49 PM
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Firebox recessed fixture ? Looks like a progress lighting fixture.

You should be able to remove the plate where the socket is. The socket of the new light screws in the old socket. The retaining springs go into those clips where I drew it in black in the picture.

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This video shows it better..... you tube/watch?v=nsSHLCPcUY0
Old 11-19-15, 07:08 AM
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Thanks for the reply, But actually the item you see is just a screw going into the drywall. I was looking for those clasps originally but didn't have any. Then I looked to see if they could be retrofitted where the screws are, however in the can there are three screws, each being spread out by a third. So unfortunately it doesn't look like this can supports clasps of any kind.

Do you think my only option is to replace the can with a new one that has clasps?

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