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Halo

Model H7RICT

Internet #100070753

Store SKU #797710

6 in. Aluminum Recessed Lighting Remodel IC Housing

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

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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.

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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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April 21, 2016
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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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February 10, 2016
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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October 2, 2015
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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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 56 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Not the greatest but will do the job I put 9 in my living room. They get the job done but there were some headaches for sure. A complete pain to me that there is no universal hole cutter for these. I tried 6.25 and that was very tight to squeeze these in. 6.50 and there was too big a gap. I used the Milwaukie adjustable hole cutter. It's rival is the Klein. That is for another review. The snap in tabs were VERY difficult to work with. There are 4 of them, which secure the housing into the ceiling. The first step is to take your thumb and it should snap into place. Then take a flat head and push the tab up for a secondary snap fit. That happened to about 1 out of 4 tabs. Many wouldn't even snap in with my thumb for the first snap it. You have to push very hard at a times. Once I pushed hard and the snap went through the metal housing entirely. One trick if it doesn't go in with your thumb is to put the flat head in and wiggle it a little. You have to apply just the right amount of pressure. I was able to get another 50% in that way. I still recommend but it was an average product at the end of the day. July 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Worked Great (Clips a little tricky) These are great for remodeling projects but all the clips are generally squeezed such that unless you are Hercules you'll never be able to lock them into place. The easy fix is to pry the clips apart to an appropriate width. "appropriate" would be a width that requires some force to clip into place but not a width that no force is required. These clips are going to hold the can and light fixture in place so they need to be secure. I just used my fingers to pry them apart and focus on pryin at the bend itself and on on the ends of the clips. After some trial and error, I found a "sweet spot" and established a gauge for all the other cans I was installing. February 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I Used a Bottle Jack on Top of a Ladder I just finished installing 32 of these cans. I read the reviews regarding difficulties installing into 5/8 drywall. I tried pushing the light into the hole (I drilled my holes using the drill attached saw at Home Depot) but was not strong enough. So I got a small bottle jack, a flat piece of wood, and jacked the lights into the whole. It worked great! I loved the electrical box set-up. The connectors worked great (you don't need any wire nuts) and the built-in romex clamps made installation very quick. August 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. October 18, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by "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. March 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Does the job Was rather easy to install...lightst the area desired... March 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by excellent product great quality - very easy/fast to install and hookup which is important as an electrical contractor February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to install! Do yourself a favor and pick up an adjustable hole cutter, then look like a hero! Push connectors make wiring easy. Excellent product. January 19, 2016
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