Lights in a super tall ceiling from attic


Old 05-13-18, 05:09 PM
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Lights in a super tall ceiling from attic

I have a 20ft ceiling in my family room that I want to add 2 or 4 recessed lights.
I have full access to the area in the attic. I have a 17ft multipurpose ladder that can touch the ceiling, but would not allow me to get more towards the center of the room due it being a lean to style ladder.

Is there a recessed style box and light that can be 100% installed from the attic?

The largest step ladder rental I see at Home depot is 14'.


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Old 05-13-18, 05:52 PM
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The problem is not the back box...... it's the trim.
There would be no way to cut from the attic with messing up the sheetrock. The trim goes on the front to cover the edge.

I'd highly recommend LED lights to eliminate having to replace them.
Old 05-13-18, 06:59 PM
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Rent some scaffolding to complete your project. Any real (IE not Home Depot) rental place will all the scaffolding you need.

You could install new construction cans from the attic side using a rotozip but you will still need to install the trims and lamps, as PJ posted, from below the ceiling.
Old 05-14-18, 03:36 AM
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Just a thought. Have you considered side wall lighting or perimeter lighting instead of ceiling lighting?

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