Removing Lightolier recessed light

Old 07-30-19, 02:34 PM
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Removing Lightolier recessed light

Hi Everyone, I went to change the light bulb in my recessed lighting and the socket came loose and is now lost in the ceiling. I canít access the socket or pull it back in so am now trying to remove the can itself to reattch the socket. It is a Lightolier 0030. I have tried pulling it down to get access to clips but there arenít any. I have tried pulling down and twisting but also no progress. Each time I try it just pulls back into the ceiling. Any advice is greatly appreciated before I tear down the whole ceiling in frustration!
Old 07-30-19, 04:01 PM
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Hi, post a few pics of what you have there, donít destroy the ceiling yet.
Old 08-09-19, 10:17 AM
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Appears OP is another one-hit wonder, but in the event he does eventually return, I have a suggestion. Without pictures it's difficult to understand exactly what you have, but my experience from many years ago with Lightolier recessed lighting is that they had a rough-in frame rather than a rough-in housing as most manufacturers have. I actually liked the ease of installation of the Lightolier frame and trims. The trim should be a friction fit, just pull it down and the trim should be free of the frame. When installing, there would be a power whip with socket that plugs onto the top of the trim before the trim is pushed up into place and held by friction.

Here is a typical Lightolier rough-in frame for reference.

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