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Need help with recessed light

Posted by truzella (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 19, 09 at 14:28

I have several existing recessed light baffles in my kitchen cieling. I want to replace them with air-tight baffles however I am not sure how to measure in order to get the correct size. Do I measure the opening or from lip to lip? Thank you.

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RE: Need help with recessed light

From the inside. In most cases you round to the nearest number ie; 4-1/8" = 4", OR you can pull the fixture down and look at the sticker on the body.

RE: Need help with recessed light

You need to find out the brand and model number of the housing and what trims are available for it. The housings and trims are UL listed together and for the most part you cannot change brands. Unless your housings are very old the info you need will be inside the housing on the cylinder. Good drywallers and painters protect the inside of the housings and you'll be able to read it.

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