Recessed lighting repair


  #1  
Old 10-23-16, 02:29 PM
S
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: USA
Posts: 1
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Recessed lighting repair

I have two 4" recessed H99T Halo lights. The socket on one appears to be bad, every time I put a new bulb in it pops the breaker. How do I change the socket, or the entire fixture.
 
  #2  
Old 10-23-16, 03:17 PM
Handyone's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: U.S.
Posts: 4,807
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Welcome.
I don't think you will be able to change the socket, the entire fixture will need changed out.

Here's a document showing how the New Construction lights and the replacement Remodel fixtures are mounted:
https://www.platt.com/CutSheets/Coop...hting/H99T.pdf

To cut out the old fixture, bend all the metal edges of the "aperture" inwards as much as possible. Try to not damage the drywall.
Bend the metal to where you can fit a hack saw blade in to cut the mounting brackets. I use a multi-tool to cut the brackets, which makes quick work of it.

Post a picture first in case the socket can be repaired somehow.
 
  #3  
Old 10-23-16, 08:17 PM
Tolyn Ironhand's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 14,286
Received 864 Upvotes on 727 Posts
You should not need to replace the entire can assembly. You should be able to just replace the can part. That will pull down out of the ceiling and then you will have access to the J-box to disconnect the whip and wires.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: