Recessed Lighting in Palster ceiling

yazkFebruary 17, 2011

Hi There,

I'm putting recessed lighting in our family room, but now realize that the standard remodel cans aren't the right size for our plaster/lath ceiling.

The Halo 5" cans for example work for a maximum ceiling thickness of 5/8" and our plaster/lathe is 1".

Also, this makes the cavity in the ceiling shorter than the standard can needs - the Halo can needs 7-1/2" but the space we have is just about 7-1/4".

I haven't found any cans specifically for thicker ceilings and smaller cavaity spaces.

Any advice appreciated.

Thank You.

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David

You may need to use 4" recessed lights and cans such as the CREE CR4 and H4 can.
http://www.polar-ray.com/assets/images/specsheets/Cree_H4_Installation_Instructions.pdf

Other alternatives would include chandeliers, ...

    Bookmark   February 17, 2011 at 1:27PM
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