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Recessed Lighting in Palster ceiling

Posted by mundo (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 17, 11 at 11:49

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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RE: Recessed Lighting in Palster ceiling

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, ...


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