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Commercial Electric 6 in. Aluminum Recessed IC New Construction Airtight Housing
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Commercial Electric

6 in. Aluminum Recessed IC New Construction Airtight Housing

$665 /each

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Product Overview

This Commercial Electric 6 in. aperture housing is designed to allow for direct contact with insulation. The airtight design helps reduce heating and cooling costs by minimizing air flow through the ceiling. It includes adjustable hanger bars and is pre-wired for easy installation.

  • Airtight housing meets the low airflow requirements of the Washington state energy code (ASTM E283)
  • For new construction
  • Approved for direct contact with insulation
  • Fast nail adjustable hanger bars included
  • Prewired housing with quick connect wire nuts
  • Thermally protected
  • UL listed for damp locations
  • Compatible with standard wall dimmer
  • Installation instructions and ceiling cutout template included
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Customer Questions & Answers

The description says it can have direct contact with insulation. Does that mean it can be completely covered with insulation?

Asked by: jim
•Approved for direct contact with insulation
Answered by: Customer Service Team
Date published: 2016-08-04

Will these lights fit on 24" on center joists

Asked by: Papa
Yes, I've used them on 24" on-center joists. No ugly surprises.
Answered by: BuyerBeware22
Date published: 2015-11-07

can this unit be installed in the overhang of a house outside?

can this unit be installed in the overhang of a house outside?
Asked by: Anonymous
•UL listed for damp locations
Answered by: Customer Service Team
Date published: 2017-03-06

Correct hole size required

we purchased this product but need to know correct hole size to drill in a wood ceiling?
Asked by: installer
6¼ inches.
Answered by: Customer Service Team
Date published: 2016-08-30
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Customer Reviews

6 in. Aluminum Recessed IC New Construction Airtight Housing is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome recess lights We own an Electrical company and have installed many types of recess lights. I have installed over 100 of these lights and have not have any problems with them. Commercial Electric makes an awesome product. Thanks
Date published: 2010-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price, great can light. Bought 4 of the Commercial Electric 6" can lights for our living room (new addition). they seat nicely between 8" floor joists with about 1/4" gap headroom at the subfloor above. The same brand white baffle I purchased to test out just one light fixture worked out nicely and finishes the look of the fixture. I'll pick up 3 more of those to finish off the others. The pigtail connectors inside the electrical box on these lights are a breeze. just remember to buy a pack of those romex to metal box tightener rings. I forget what they are actually called, but you do not want that line coming in to rub on the razor sharp metal enclosure. secure it nicely. So, great affordable recessed lighting, grab a nice warm glow 10.5 Philips dimmable and there you have a great light.
Date published: 2014-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install - Great Price Got the contractor pack of 6. great value for the money. The quick connect plugs are very easy to use. 14 guage wire pops in easy, 12 guage takes a bit more push, but with pliers to help, its easy. 3 slots available in each plug The other best thing is the electric box already has 4 metal self securing tabs that hold your NM wire so you dont need to install any sleeves.
Date published: 2013-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fire House Use We are using these in both a drywall ceiling we are installing and drop ceiling as well in our old firehouse to update it a little and they are easy to install,good price and work well. Worth the money!
Date published: 2012-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worked good for me I used these to add recessed lights to my kitchen since I had attic access about the kitchen, installed 7 of them. Used the model 360-300 adjustable hole cutter to make the holes in the ceiling. I was glad I practiced on a scrap piece of drywall first as I found the 6 1/4" hole didn't allow the housing to sit flush so made the hole a little over 6 1/2". Maybe that wasn't the right thing to do but it seems to be working great for me and the gasket seals up the hole real good. Wiring these up is easy with size 14 wire. I really like the jumper block way of doing it, made it simple to wire up one housing to the next. The hold down tabs for the wire openings were a little tight for me at first so I had to loosen them a bit to get the romex in, and then used a nail down wire hold down on a stud in case someone tugged on it. I installed LED retrofit bulbs in these and was really simple. Only had to put the light adapter in the socket then cable it up. I did have to push the light bulb socket in the housing all the way to the back to get them to fit but that was easy. Then put the retrofit bulb spring clips into the clip holders in the housing and push it up and you are done. The price was great on these, I bought 1 six pack of them and then 1 extra one. Costco had a great deal on 6" LED retrofit bulbs recently so it made my cost less than $20 for each light for both housing and bulb.
Date published: 2015-06-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Has a weird smell when lit The fixture installed quite easily and they look alright. The only thing I found that made me give it 3 stars is that when the lights are on for about an hour you get a smell from the cans that resemble burning plastic and I don't have any trim installed on the cans yet. This smell is coming from the cans. I hope it is only temporary, but I have had them installed for a week now and no matter what wattage of bulb I am using it still has that smell. I am using 40 watt in two of the cans and a 100 watt in one can.
Date published: 2014-04-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from weak socket. the socket broke on 2 out of 8 lamps after I have installed them under drywall. See the picture and decide for yourself if 1 mm of metal is enough to hold the socket in place. I say this is a design flaw. So, this product has few good feature but it has one critical weakness.
Date published: 2015-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and easy. Bought these for a basement space with a drop ceiling. Mounting clip onto T grid making that part of the installation easy. The wiring was just as easy. The push blocks inside mean you just strip back the wiring and insert. If you are adding more in a line you simply plug in more wires to run to the next light. No twisting wires into wire nuts or taping. 3 spots if you want to plug in more than one. This makes hooking them up simple. Also if you want to add in more lights later it's a simple matter of plugging in the wires.
Date published: 2016-05-21
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