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H550 5 in. Aluminum LED Recessed Lighting Housing for Remodel Ceiling, T24 Compliant, Insulation Contact, Air-Tite

$1808
  • Remodel housing, for installations below the ceiling
  • Housing can touch and be covered with insulation
  • Wet location approved, when used with select showerlight trims
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The Halo H550RICAT is a dedicated 5 in. aperture LED new construction IC, Air-Tite housing for use with Halo RL56 and RL7 LED retrofit modules, and ML56 LED Downlighting System of LED Light Modules and LED Trims. H550RICAT is designed for use in insulated ceilings where it will be in direct contact with insulation. It is an AIR-TITE, certified ASTM-E283 housing designed to prevent air flow between occupied spaces and unconditioned areas. The LED connection is non-screw base to preserve the high efficacy rating of the luminaire as used with the compatible Halo or All-Pro LED modules, lighting engines and trims.
  • Air-Tite rated design meets restricted air flow code requirements which prevents airflow between attic and living areas and saves on both heating and air conditioning costs
  • Has four remodel clips which secure the housing and accommodates 1/2 in. and 5/8 in. ceiling material
  • Compatible with a wide variety of 5 in. LED retrofit trims but is best with Halo quality RL, RA, SLD, LT, SMD and ML series models (Bulb free with some having a 45 year LED lifespan)
  • LED module connection: this non-screw-base LED connection preserves the high efficacy rating of the luminaire
  • Energy star, title 24 and IECC qualified when used with select LED Halo trim modules
  • Listed for damp location when used with dedicated wet rated recessed lights
  • Can be installed from below the ceiling in home remodel applications, ideal for those who have limited or no access to their ceiling
  • Insulation contact rated: designed for insulated ceilings where contact is necessary
  • Features an integral thermal protector to guard against misuse of insulation materials and improper lamping
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Nominal Lens Aperture Size5 in.4 in.5 in.6 in.
New Construction or RemodelRemodelRemodelNew ConstructionNew Construction
Compatible Bulb TypeLEDLEDLEDLED
IC RatingIC RatedIC RatedIC RatedIC Rated
FeaturesAir TightAir TightAir TightAir Tight
Indoor/OutdoorIndoor,OutdoorIndoor,OutdoorIndoor,OutdoorIndoor
Damp/Wet RatingDamp Rated,Wet RatedDamp Rated,Wet RatedDamp Rated,Wet RatedDamp Rated
Reflector Finish FamilyAluminumAluminumAluminumWhite
Trim TypeBaffle,Reflector Baffle,Open,Reflector,Wall Wash
Number of Housings Included1111
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Specifications

Dimensions

Actual Aperture Width (in.)5.5Housing Height (in.)7.5
Housing Width (in.)5.5Maximum Cutout Size (in.)4
Nominal Lens Aperture Size5 in.

Details

Compatible Bulb TypeLEDDamp/Wet RatingDamp Rated,Wet Rated
FeaturesAir TightIC RatingIC Rated
IncludedMounting BracketsIndoor/OutdoorIndoor,Outdoor
Maximum Bulb Wattage9.5New Construction or RemodelNew Construction
Number of Housings Included1Package Quantity1
Product Weight (lb.)2.0 lbReflector Finish FamilyAluminum
Returnable90-DayVoltageLine Voltage

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsCSA Listed,IC Rated,UL ListedManufacturer Warranty1 year limited

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The build quality of each of the housing cans is sturdy, and plugs were easy to use. Negatives i...
The build quality of each of the housing cans is sturdy, and plugs were easy to use. Negatives include the very rigid clips which make it very difficult to press in and lock. I highly recommend before installing to pull and stretch out each of the 4 clips so it makes it easier to lock in. When inserting the electrical wires into the junction box make sure to add plugs which will prevent the wires from fraying against the edges of the junction box over time.
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Cut the hole, insert, hammer the tabs up, wire it add a led and transform your space with light. ...
Cut the hole, insert, hammer the tabs up, wire it add a led and transform your space with light. One note, pay attention to the sealing tape along the bottom of the can. A few of them in the store had the tape on the vertical part of the can it really needs to be along the rims horizontal curved to the vertical or it will not seal. 4 stars because of this. Good product though.
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The Halo H995 Remodel Can worked great for our installation where we wanted to match the look of ...
The Halo H995 Remodel Can worked great for our installation where we wanted to match the look of the existing cans with a new one in a nearby location. We could have mounted one of many self-contained units, but this one has the same look and feel as the other 10 in the room, so we went with this. Installation was a breeze. Of course, we bought a compatible Halo LED fixture with a matching plug to mate with the contact provided. The unit does not have an Edison base, so a compatible lamp is needed. Interestingly, the ground wire is not part of the socket, requiring that the lamp's ground be screwed into the provided hole in the inside wall of the can. The attached wiring box has a typical snap-on cover on both the top and the bottom. It also has some slick strain reliefs that make running Romex into it super simple. Standard small knockouts are also available., As many cans now have, this has the very simple push in wiring connectors that make wiring and daisy-chaining as simple as possible (see picture). No wire nuts needed for most installations. The push-in feet were pretty typical of most cans and worked very well. Once snapped or tapped in, they pulled the unit up nicely to hug the ceiling evenly and tightly. The unit can be easily dismounted as well, if additional wiring is needed. Multiple lamp trim kits are available - we went with a rotating gimbal trim kit. Installation took only a few minutes and it's looks and performance are great - Highly recommended.
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I used these cans with Philips 532969 Full Spectrum White PAR38 Grow lights in our master BR suit...
I used these cans with Philips 532969 Full Spectrum White PAR38 Grow lights in our master BR suite, near a couch and over a tall Alocasia plant (and in our living room too). This is an old work situation, and had to do most of it from below in the room. There is an attic, but an HVAC unit mostly blocks access. I will tell you a valuable trick or two for installing these cans, I learned from an electrician buddy. Trick #1--Pick the location, but don't cut the big hole yet!! Cut a 12" section of straightened coat hanger wire and put it in a battery powered drill. In the center of the chosen location, carefully drill the coat hanger up through the ceiling, remove it from the drill chuck, and leave it in the hole. In the attic, look for the coat hanger and make certain it is at least 4" from a joist all around. Move and re-drill the coat hanger as required to find a safe location. Yes, you can't put cans just anywhere, you MUST allow for the diameter of the can AND the clips that pop out the side. Once you have a good location, place the template (provided with the fixture) on the coat hanger stub sticking out of the ceiling, and flat against the ceiling, and mark with a pencil around the template periphery. Cut the hole with your sheet-rock hand saw, on the line or JUST on the outer edge of the line. Bigger and the trim won't hide the cut. Pull your Romex or BX wire down through the hole 2-3 feet and choose a knock-out to remove in the fixture electrical box. Stick a screwdriver in it and bend back and forth. You MUST install a box-connector for the wire used - ALWAYS use the ground too. Trick #2-- If your ceiling is plaster over blueboard as mine was, the ceiling is thicker than the 1/2" or 5/8" the fixture can accommodate. Push the fixture clips through and bend them a little (don't go too far or they will snap or be too loose) so they will still hold the fixture tight when you install it per the manufacturer's instructions. If you don't do this in a thick ceiling, you will struggle to get it in. I speak from experience! Job is done and notice in just a few days the leaves which were hanging down, are now reaching up for the light, giving the plant a really nice shape. I use a switch for this light because we don’t want it waking us up on the weekends and turning it on and off in the bedroom is not a big deal. There is NO UV (the spectrum on the box shows this) to fade our furniture so it is a great fit for this location.corners of my bedroom and living room. This fixture is perfect for adding grow lights (this one draws only 16 watts) to your home to brighten up gloomy winter days.
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Easy to install and feels solid, easy to link together, I would use this again.
Easy to install and feels solid, easy to link together, I would use this again.
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Retrofit is the best housing after drywall installation. I have used this product for years never...
Retrofit is the best housing after drywall installation. I have used this product for years never a complain
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Awesome product needs better instructions
This housing only cost me $10. I was fixing a mickey moused job where someone tried to install an led can light with no can! This product needs better instructions though. I wasnt able to get the tabs to lock by pushing them. They only locked after shoving the little upside down "T" part of the tab straight up. After that its solid and im glad I can remove the can to service the wires if need be. My picture shows the can's electrical box, you dont wire nut on mine, you just press the wires in. Also this is with the 2 covers off.
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    It's a really elegant design, very quick and easy to install, until you try to connect the ML56 L...
    It's a really elegant design, very quick and easy to install, until you try to connect the ML56 LED lighting module. There's a wiring harness from the top of the housing that plugs right in to the top of the module, really easy. However, the module also has a separate ground wire which is supposed to be connected separately to the housing, but there's simply no way to do it with supplied parts. The instructions say to use the supplied machine screw and nut to connect the ground wire to an existing hole on the housing, or use the nut on an existing post in the housing. But the H550RICAT housing has no holes (it's supposedly air-tight) or posts. You could do it with a self-tapping sheet metal screw, but none are supplied. There's simply no way to do it. Even if you have a self-tapping sheet metal screw, it's really hard to connect the ground wire because it's too short and you don't have enough hands to hold the module up and screw it in. Everything else about this system seems so well designed... I contacted Halo/Eaton customer support, who could only offer an apology. Well, except that it's supposed to be air-tight, which is achieved with some foam tape. But the tape fails to seal on all six of my housings around where the wire comes through, and the lack of actual packaging failed to protect the foam tape on the top of the housing which seals some holes (those holes are too big and too far for the ground screw). So they're not actually air-tight. You can easily fix this yourself with more foam tape and/or silicone sealant, but you shouldn't have to. So find another brand. One which actually tries to install their products before selling them. BTW, Home Depot also fell down on the packaging. They threw six housings and a couple of the modules in a massively oversized box with a token amount of air bag padding. The housings came in dented, with the clips loose in the bottom of the box, and much of the foam sealing tape on the outsides of the housings ripped. But my local store doesn't stock these housings... Get 'em elsewhere where you can inspect them in person.
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      Looks great
      Easy to install. Just the right amount of light for the kitchen. Using 2700 65w leds,
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      Good units
      You need to bend out a bit to get a good snug fit against the sheetrock, and I go to the extra step of using a small piece of duct tape just to make sure the clip doesn't come out in the can, but otherwise they are excellent. I really like the easy electrical connection clips, which greatly speeds up installation.
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