Internet #202059464

Model #H7RICAT

Store SKU #1000007653

H7 6 in. Aluminum Recessed Lighting Housing for Remodel Ceiling, Insulation Contact, Air-Tite

  • Remodel housing, for installations below the ceiling
  • Housing can touch and be covered with insulation
  • An ideal recessed light can for commercial and residential usage
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Product Overview

The Halo Air-Tite 6 in. Recessed Housing is designed for remodel applications and features an Air-Tite design to prevent airflow between the attic and living areas. This remodel housing can be covered with insulation and is compatible with Halo 6 in. trim. UL listed.
  • 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 recessed housing and accommodates 1/2 in. and 5/8 in. ceiling material
  • Compatible with a wide variety of 6 in. recessed light trims but is best with Halo 426, 420, 353, 310, 301, 172, 78, 71, 70 and 30 series models
  • Compatible with a wide variety of 6 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)
  • 3 "Quick Connect" connectors eliminate the need for separate wire nuts - simply strip supply wires and push in
  • Rigid socket plate adjusts and locks without tools for various lamp sizes
  • Features an integral thermal protector to guard against misuse of insulation materials and improper lamping
  • 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

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Specifications

Dimensions

Actual Aperture Width (in.)
6.5
Housing Height (in.)
7.5
Housing Width (in.)
6.5
Maximum Cutout Size (in.)
4
Nominal Lens Aperture Size
6 in.

Details

Compatible Bulb Type
LED
Damp/Wet Rating
Damp Rated
Features
Air Tight
IC Rating
IC Rated
Included
Mounting Brackets
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Light Bulb Base Code
LED
Maximum Bulb Wattage
75
New Construction or Remodel
New Construction
Number of Housings Included
1
Package Quantity
1
Product Weight (lb.)
2.08 lb
Reflector Finish Family
White
Returnable
180-Day
Voltage
Line Voltage

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed,IC Rated,UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year limited

Questions & Answers

7Questions16Answers

Whats the formulation to determine how many can lights needed for my family room?

Asked by pete February 20, 2017
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Depends on whether the room has a vaulted ceiling and how tall the ceiling is from the floor. Some people dont want to use eyeball trim on vaulted ceilings which adds to the formula of where to place the lights in that scenario. If the ceiling is flat, I try to space them about every 4 -5 feet apart. I find you can ever have to much light and a dimmer switch can always be added if its to bright.

Can you use LED bulbs in this set up?

Asked by Drjay55 March 29, 2016
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yes, and that's what i recommend because the LED light comes with the trim and that one less thing you have to buy. understand this, the can is one part and then you have to buy the trim which is what you see from the living space, some owners buy a separate trim and then put an led bulb in the socket. I prefer to but the trim and LED bulb all in one piece and it save you one step and money. Nice part about LED, is low energy usage and the light fixture does not create of heat vs. using a halogen bulb. Check to see on the chosen trim if it is dimmable and then you can purchase a dimer switch to be used on this recessed can light circuit.

is this fixture ok for the ceiling above the shower where condensation can occur

Asked by Pete February 24, 2016
2
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Only with a watertight halo with lens.

Removing recess light can

Asked by Chuck November 22, 2015
2
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Release all three clips, grab heam of fixture ( cut paint if required) pull down and out as required.

The top of the can touches the upstairs sub flooring. Is this acceptable?

Asked by John February 26, 2016
2
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Yes, use 100w> light bulb or less.

How do I un-clip the halo H7RICAT can for removal?

Asked by Frank May 27, 2019
2
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Good question. You have to get between the clip and can body from the inside ( remove light bulb and halo) take flathead screwdriver and pry clip out and away in a downward motion. Release all three clips, pull can fixture down and out .

Can I throw blowing insulation on top of the can ?

Asked by manny January 12, 2021
1
Answer

Loose fill blown in insulation is acceptable. Only spray foam insulation is not to be in direct contact with recessed housings.

Customer Reviews

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The product was great and very easy to work with. Only gave it 4 stars because the clips on the i...
The product was great and very easy to work with. Only gave it 4 stars because the clips on the inside gave me a hard time. Everytime i’d push them in they would pop right out. It extended my project time for sure.
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Great product for the price.
Great product for the price.
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I have installed many of theses types of cans in prior years, I decided to customize my car age a...
I have installed many of theses types of cans in prior years, I decided to customize my car age an use recessed lighting (10) these were a little more of a chore because of the foam around the clips and flange, but once the foam around the clips was removed an some bending of the clips all went up. Can't beat the price
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When initially researching these housings, I was not able to completely understand the various comments people were posting on the tabs. I did see that people were successful in figuring it out, so I bought the housings and I did figure it out. These are 6 inch aluminum body remodel housings, the air-tite version and approved for IC. As others have commented, the aluminum is light weight and can be bent. They come six to a box in the store and the tabs are likely to catch on the housing next to them and your odds of picking a random housing with one of the four tabs missing appears to be greater than 50%. Check your housings as you pull them out of the box and make sure you have all four tabs. They are easy to pop back in if they have been pulled free from the housing. Also, check for bent housings...best to start with straight ones and try to keep them that way, although you can bend them back to shape. Installing the housings...caution, be sure you know what is above the ceiling if you are cutting a hole into the ceiling above you. I had to work around an AC duct, water pipes (one of which took a 90 degree turn in the middle of the room and cut through the joist bay), and other electrical runs. I used a Milwaukee adjustable hole cutter with the drywall dust catch plastic pan on the bottom...worked well. I set the hole diameter for 6 1/4 inches. The resulting hole is tight, but the housing will go through with a wrap from the palm of the hand. I would not go up to 6 1/2 inches. The template that comes with the housing is also 6 1/4 inches in diameter. Before placing the housing into the ceiling, determine if your downlight requires the housing to be adjusted to the full depth. I used a Cree TW Series downlight, 85 watt equivalent (great light with 1100 lumens, CRI of 90+, and dimmable). This downlight would not fit into the housing at the factory depth setting. There is a wingnut inside the housing: loosen it, slide the internal housing piece back to increase the depth capability for the downlight, then tighten the wingnut. See my attached photos. Your downlight may not require this adjustment. You must connect your wiring before placing the housing up into the ceiling. Using the quick connectors is easy, just strip 1/2" of insulation from the wires and firmly push them into the connectors. Visually inspect through the clear plastic that you seated the wires fully: you do not want to have a light not come on and have to pull the light and housing down out of the ceiling later on. Once the housing is up into the ceiling, you must lock the four tabs in place. If you have been reading the other reviews, this is the biggest issue with this housing. Several people reported success with bending the tabs...I found you don't need to bend them at all. If your ceiling drywall is 5/8" thick, you are going to need to use a large screwdriver to put the necessary force on these tabs to get them to lock into place. If your ceiling is 1/2" drywall, you may be successful with just using your fingers. There is some gray insulation material on each of the four spring tabs...this spongy gray insulation hides a small sub-tab piece of metal that juts out from the tab which is where you will want to place the blade of a large, standard screwdriver. You can feel this subtab with your fingers. You can pull the spongy material off one if you want to visually see it. With the housing up in the ceiling, I pushed the spring tab up against the side of the house, then placed my standard screwdriver blade tip against the subtab. While keeping pressure against this subtab, I then used the palm of my hand to rap the end of the screwdriver, driving the spring tab upward and back against the housing. Don't rap the screwdriver too hard, you might push the tab all the way through the side of the housing. Once you figure out how much force is needed, the spring tab will lock into place and you will quickly understand that locking the tabs in place is very easy. You will quickly move through the other tabs after this. See the attached photos. At this point, remove the plastic socket protector tab, if it is still in place. Screw in your downlight connector, then pop your downlight up into the housing. There are several different mechanisms to get the downlights into the housing...consult the instructions that came with our downlight. I tapped/twisted my downlights as needed to get them to remain flush with the ceiling.
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Awesome product. It enabled us to switch from Holegen lighting & an awful hanging track lighting system to efficient LED lighting system also purchased at Home Depot. It's just beautiful now, see attached photos.
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