Model # H7RICT

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Halo 6 in. Aluminum Recessed Lighting Remodel IC Housing
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Halo

6 in. Aluminum Recessed Lighting Remodel IC Housing

  • 6˝ Aperture, Remodel, IC 120V Line Voltage
  • Simple installation when adding to existing ceilings.
  • For installations that require direct contact with insulation
$13.66 /each

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The H7RICT is an insulated ceiling housing built from aluminum and designed for remodeling applications where the housing will be in direct contact with ceiling insulation. The built in integral thermal protector provides positive protection against overlapping. This housing also features an adjustable socket bracket to assure proper and consistent lamp positioning. The housing's 7 1/2 in. H allows for use in 2 in. x 8 in. joist construction and an integral flange secures the fixture against the ceiling. Four remodel clips secure the housing and accommodate ceiling thickness from 1/2 in. to 5/8 in. UL approved and CSA certified, the H7RICT simplifies any remodeling project.

  • H7RICT is our most popular IC remodel housing
  • UL listed for direct contact with insulation
  • H7RICT may be installed from below the ceiling
  • H7RICT housing is a good choice when remodeling your home

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Rather than making the clips work easier they add foam on the rim and clips so its even harder than before .Any suggestions on making installation les

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January 10, 2016
Rather than making the clips work easier they add foam on the rim and clips so its even harder than before .Any suggestions on making installation less of a fight would be appreciated.
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August 27, 2016
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very difficult especially with 5/8" in the ceiling. Also center hole in joist bay, becomes even more difficult if right against a joist as the spacing of the clips ends up losing one anchoring point because it wont anchor properly against the joist. Stretching the clips is the only solution and ridiculous to have to do. beware of forcing, it will damage wallboard and possibly decrease the necessary Read More
very difficult especially with 5/8" in the ceiling. Also center hole in joist bay, becomes even more difficult if right against a joist as the spacing of the clips ends up losing one anchoring point because it wont anchor properly against the joist. Stretching the clips is the only solution and ridiculous to have to do. beware of forcing, it will damage wallboard and possibly decrease the necessary diamter for proper anchoring. For some reason these seem to be more difficult than the older models, never had this difficuly over years with same product. Still though best solution for remodeling. Read Less
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May 5, 2016
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Agreed, Bend the metal tabs slightly, and then Use a flat head screwdriver and drive up on them when you are trying to set them, Drive them as straight up and down as you can. They will slowly move into place. Just be gentle as you can blast them up through the metal if your too rough..... (Learned that from experience!!!)
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February 16, 2016
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You might have already figured it out but you need to make the bend on the clips wider. If you were able to get them in as they are shipped by the factory then it must have taken you awhile and you basically ended up doing the same thing without realizing it. I pulled them out and through trial and error made them wide enough that there was resistance but no so much that I was breaking my thumbs to get Read More
You might have already figured it out but you need to make the bend on the clips wider. If you were able to get them in as they are shipped by the factory then it must have taken you awhile and you basically ended up doing the same thing without realizing it. I pulled them out and through trial and error made them wide enough that there was resistance but no so much that I was breaking my thumbs to get them to clip. Read Less
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February 1, 2016
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I use a small hammer to tap the clips into place. It works great!
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Is there a specific bulb to use? My led bulb keeps heating up and popping?

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July 18, 2016
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Use the retrofits by cree, halo, commercial electric, philipps.
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July 18, 2016
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The cree retrofit goes in pretty well. The Halo retrofit (or any others with the springs on the side will fit the best). But Cree has a nicer light output so I went with the Cree's. Keep in mind the retrofits aren't "bulbs" but the baffle and light all in one.
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April 22, 2016
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Dear valued consumer, you need to ensure that the LED light bulbs you are using are rated for use in an enclosed housing. Most are not made for this application. That is why we recommend using an LED retrofit instead of an LED light bulb. The LED retrofits are specifically designed for use with a recessed housing.
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With the right bulb and a dimmer switch, can this light be dimmable?

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I've seen other lights list "dimmable" in the specs but not this one. Just wondering if that's really a feature of the light itself or it's more a function of the bulb and switch.
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February 16, 2016
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This is a function of the light fixture and light switch. The can on enables the connection. So this can will support either because it has no impact
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February 13, 2016
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Yes, with the right bulb and switch this housing could be connected to a dimmer.
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February 11, 2016
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Yes and yes. Yes it is dimmable and yes it is a function of the bulb and switch more than the housing.
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air tite or not

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Is the Halo housing not Air tite?
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July 18, 2016
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They have an air tight model. This isn't the one. I think it is a waist of money to purchase the air tight. I don't feel any draft with these. You can put insulation all around it.
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October 20, 2015
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No. This is not really made for a Shower or Bathroom but can be used there with the Correct Baffle. This is a Great Remodel part for quick and easy replacement.
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October 2, 2015
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Dear valued consumer, this unit is not an Air-Tite housing. Please refer to model number H7RICAT if you are looking for the Air-Tite equivalent.
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Customer Reviews

6 in. Aluminum Recessed Lighting Remodel IC Housing is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 60.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from At Moonlite Maintenance of Prescott we use these cans when it's not possible to access the attic,... At Moonlite Maintenance of Prescott we use these cans when it's not possible to access the attic, between levels, or in a dropped ceiling. Wire connections are easily made with convenient snap-in connections and are held in place by built-in stress reliefs. The recessed housing will fit nicely into 1/2" drywall or even plywood should you come across it. Any ceiling surface greater in thickness than 1/2" will prevent the mounting clips from performing properly. Surface hole cuts are guided by a provided template and should be made carefully to assure a good fit.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Light function is fine, check housing for bends and missing parts The light housing itself is pretty standard and functions fine. The issue that I have with this product is that I had to search through multiple boxes to find 4 that were not bent into an oval and also had all of the appropriate parts/covers. I know this is the low end on the cost spectrum for recessed light housings and more often than not it's a contractor installed product, but it is still not a cheap item and I think everyone could benefit from a bit more care in packaging to ensure that each individual housing retains its appropriate shape and applicable parts.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the job I found that the finished product looked very good and the template was spot on but I was disappointed with the fact that the unit was missing the tension brackets on almost all of the fixtures. I had to go back and explain what I needed to complete my project. The store electic sales person was very helpful and told me that it happens quite often with the item that I had purchased.
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Product Good product. Well made. Unfortunately, due to positioning of previous housing, I had to use the old one and return the new one.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from "Ease of installation" fails i bought six of these at Home Depot ... and, for every one, the clips failed to engage correctly ... even after hammering ... and now all of the housings are somewhat "loose" in the ceiling. I was feeling like I had failed to install correctly ... but then I read the reviews and saw that so many others have had similar problems with the clips. Definitely a problem that the manufacturer should fix ... and I hope that Home Depot reads the reviews and takes action to force the manufacturer to improve the product.
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don't believe all of the negative comments These cans went in really well. I read a lot of reviews about the difficulty of the clips, but here's what you have to do. The clips aren't difficult to snap in. There has to be a flat surface for the clip to rest on (no insulation). As you push the clip up and in the peak of the clip will move to the top of its hole creating the tension. There is a tab on the clip to fit a flathead screwdriver in, and you can tap the clip in if you can't get it to snap in with just your fingers. I had these cans in & out of their holes a few times during insulation, and most of the clips went in with ease, and a few I had to tap in using a screwdriver. I suggest leaving the lights dangle from the ceiling as you wire all of them together and make sure they light up before you put them in the holes. Obviously, you'll need to keep turning the power on and off, but it beats getting electrocuted, and you probably need the exercise anyway. It was well worth the three hours I spent in the attic, in the fetal position.
Date published: 2012-03-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from These Can Work Well, Really! I recommend this product only because the options are few and with some extra care, you can get the mounting clips to work with a simple step before use plus I like not needing to use wire nuts. By now everyone who has bought these has had the dreaded clip failure. The only thing worse than the clips are the instructions on how to successfully use the clips that secure the whole assembly onto your ceiling sheet-rock. The outer housing is very soft aluminum sheet. Often, following instructions will deform the housing in a way that will make the retainer clips useless. If the housing bends outward, you’re sunk. TIP: Before installing each unit, use a straight head screw driver to bend the slot in the aluminum sheet above the clip INWARD so that the peak of the clip can more easily make it to the outside of the can when doing the final install. You can do this with the clip in place or you can easily remove the clip and replace it after making the bend (see pics). That is how they are supposed to work and the clip will then lock against the can with the provided screwdriver notch. Note that the screwdriver notch is hidden under a peace of foam tape that must be there to conform to insulation contact requirements. Pic number 4 shows the notch with the foam tape pulled back. Just use a screwdriver in the notch to push the clip all the way up and if the peak of the clip is outside the can, it should work fine.
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Value - Installation Tip The price of these lights is very good and installation went very smoothly. I am using them with 100 watt (equivalent), BR-40 LED bulbs. A lot of the reviews indicate that people have a problem installing the clips. I tried the method provided in the instructions and could not get the clips to lock into place. My solutions was to hold the clip against the can and insert an awl through the round hole in the clip and round hole in the can and push the end of the clip out at a slight upward angle. The clips pop right into place. Bought the box of six lights in the store. Made sure that the box was factory sealed before purchase. No damage, no missing parts and no problems.
Date published: 2014-10-18
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