Retrofitting off-sized recessed lighting with LEDs-Help?
We are renovating our just-purchased apartment and weÃ¢ÂÂd like to replace the existing incandescent recessed lighting with LEDs. We donÃ¢ÂÂt know the brand/model of the current cans but they are an off size diameter, 4.75 inch.
First we tried a Commercial Electric 5 inch LED retrofit kit, but the clips on the side of the retrofit made it just slightly too big to fit the existing can.
Then we tried the HD Ecosmart (CREE) 4, because the specs on the Home Depot website said the fully assembled width on the trim was 5 inches, but that one turned out to be slightly too small.
Does anyone have any ideas for how we could accomplish the change without spending a ton of money on replacing all the housings? Or is replacing the housings with LED housings really the way to go for some particular reason? There are a lot of these throughout the whole place, and weÃ¢ÂÂre concerned that replacing housings is going to be cost-prohibitive. Any advice at all would be appreciated--we are total newbies at this!