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Commercial Electric 6 in. Aluminum Recessed IC New Construction Airtight Housing (6-Pack)
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Commercial Electric

6 in. Aluminum Recessed IC New Construction Airtight Housing (6-Pack)

  • Thermally guarded for additional safety
  • Use for new construction
  • Compatible with a standard wall dimmer for ease of use
$38.88 /case

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With airtight construction and an IC-rated design, this Commercial Electric 6 in. Aluminum Recessed Lighting Housing (6-Pack) is ideal for new construction projects. This kit is equipped with a thermal guard for additional safety and is UL listed for damp locations. The housings is pre-wired with quick connect wire nuts and includes Fast Nail adjustable hanger bars for easy installation.

  • Airtight construction helps prevent air flow from the attic to the living space
  • IC rating allows for direct insulation contact
  • 6 in. housing provides illumination for your general lighting needs
  • Thermally guarded for additional safety
  • Use for new construction
  • Compatible with a standard wall dimmer for ease of use
  • UL listed for damp locations
  • Fast nail adjustable hanger bars quickly accommodate different projects
  • Pre-wired housing with quick connect wire nuts for simple installation
  • Installation instructions and ceiling cutout template included
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Can I use these over a shower with any trim and an incandescent bulb, or do I need a shower trim?

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June 12, 2015
The shower ceilings are into the attic, so I want the airtight, direct IC housings. However the Commercial Electric trims labeled for showers (such as HBR70WH) say they are for non-IC housings only. I want to be able to dim the light as well, hence the rationale for staying with incandescent lights.
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December 2, 2015
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Yes. I have two of these in my shower on the second floor. Just make sure they are properly sealed and you won't have any issues. Go with an LED light that is rated for wet locations and you will be fine
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September 9, 2015
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as for using ibcandescent bulbs yes a dimmer works well....but just in case you dont know it those bulbs are being phased out in the market so are flurescent ----youll soon only be able to buy LED bulbs --yes i know much higher price.....but longer lasting & cooler running.........worth the investment------and yes LED is Dimable
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September 4, 2015
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in a shower stall...............always use a trim that provides a vapor barrier ( foam gasket on rim & glass lens)
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June 16, 2015
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shower trim
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Are these dimmable as-is?

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July 17, 2014
Can I buy these, a wall switch dimmer and a dimmable LED bulb and it will all work or do I need some sort of transformer?

Thank.
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September 8, 2015
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dimmable yes.....for LED & incandescent / for fluorescent you need special bulbs and special dimmer
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December 5, 2014
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Yes as long as the LED is dimmable.
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September 27, 2014
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We just put in the dimmer switch and used the same bulbs as we used in the other rooms. No problem
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August 20, 2014
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Dear Valued Home Depot Customer,
We have reached out the MFG for more information and below is their response.
"Dear Valued customer this item is the housing once you choose a trim that would determine what dimmer is needed "
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A question about this qty.

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Hi Sir

Recently I just move in a new house and we need the lighting like LED 10W 6 in. and LED 5W 3 in. My question is what kind of housing I should chose and buy? is this one that I chose?

Thank You

Amanda Chen
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this fixture is great for attic installation.....except difficult to install thru 6" round hole its better for new contruction or someone going into the attic.........this fixture housing is better for installing for under the ceiling with out goin in the attic........Halo Model # H750RICAT Internet # 202507555 Store SKU # 795261 6 in. Aluminum Recessed Lighting LED T24 Remodel IC Air-Tite Housing
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6 in. Aluminum Recessed IC New Construction Airtight Housing (6-Pack) 6 fixtures in the case
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Yes, I got these for LED inserts myself. These are 6" but the 5" might work with a larger trim ring.
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August 20, 2014
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Dear Valued Home Depot Customer,
We have reached out the MFG for more information and below is their response.
"Dear Valued Customer please contact manufacturer @ 1-800-345-0542 "
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Spray foam insulation

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I was told by the fire inspector today to get information regarding these lights and spray Insulation. I was told that I may need to build boxes around these lights and use regular fiberglass insulation around the lights.
Where can I get this information? The electrical inspector states that these lights are fine regarding the foam insulation sprayed right up to the lights.
The specs for the lights say that they are rated for zero clearance...
2 different inspectors, 2 different views.
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I installed 25 with foam + insulation and the thermo sensor trips lights out all over
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The question isn't in regards to a combustible material touching the housing. It's more in regards to the fixture itself. To my understanding, these fixtures have built into their circuitry, a sensor that will kick the light off if they over heat.
With the use of spray foam insulation, the denseness, these fixtures overheat. and shut off. The fire inspector stated that LED lighting could be used but down
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The question isn't in regards to a combustible material touching the housing. It's more in regards to the fixture itself. To my understanding, these fixtures have built into their circuitry, a sensor that will kick the light off if they over heat.
With the use of spray foam insulation, the denseness, these fixtures overheat. and shut off. The fire inspector stated that LED lighting could be used but down the line, who knows if someone else won't switch out the bulbs.
It was suggested to "box around these lights and use fiberglass insulation around them" That defeats the purpose of using these cans in a 2" X 6" rafter space where foam is being used to bring the R-value up to 30. Fiber glass only has a R-19 value.
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January 13, 2016
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Per the National Electrical Code spray insulation should be ok for contact with this light. The National Electrical Code Clause 410.116 (A) (2) states, “A recessed luminaire that is identified for contact with insulation, Type IC, shall be permitted to be in contact with combustible materials at recessed parts, points of support, and portions passing through or finishing off the opening in the building Read More
Per the National Electrical Code spray insulation should be ok for contact with this light. The National Electrical Code Clause 410.116 (A) (2) states, “A recessed luminaire that is identified for contact with insulation, Type IC, shall be permitted to be in contact with combustible materials at recessed parts, points of support, and portions passing through or finishing off the opening in the building structure.” Read Less
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 55 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Fine if you don't have to shorten the braces If you need to put one into a space smaller than the standard 16" joist spacing the braces must be shortened. This involves pulling apart the two section of each brace and snapping off the ends of the sections at locations were the metal is notched. On the ones I got the notches must not have been deep enough as the ends did not snap off without bending back and forth several times. As a result the ends of the shortened sections were badly distorted and would not fit back together again. I had to use a grinder to remove the distorted ends. A job that should have taken 10 min took an hour. I've used other brands that did snap off nicely. August 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kitchen Lights Looks Great. Just what we wanted. Our friends and family love the style and look. April 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RENOVATION PERFECT FIT WAS GREAT,EASE OF INSTALL,WIRED UP DIRECTLY,PERFECT FOR RENOVATION. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bought 70 Better than Halo. Great price. Higher quality fasteners. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works great LED lighting Easy installation, just be careful as there are several very sharp edges and manage to slice my thumb wide open. July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Saved money, sufficient quality I would certainly buy this product again. No issues. July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good product Easy to install, they tend to get a little bent so you do have to work a little to get them perfectly lined up if you are installing more than one in a straight line. July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Can lighting install The installer complained the connectors took longer than those on more expensive cans. June 24, 2016
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