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Whose recessed IC lamp housings are easiest to install?

Posted by lee676 (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 13, 12 at 5:17

I am likely facing installation of about two dozen 6" recessed cans, mostly where there's access from an attic above, some in a basement with an unfinished ceiling (or easily removable ceiling tiles). I'll probably go with airtight insulated-ceiling (IC) cans for the top floor with attic access, and non-IC cans downstairs in the basement (a few remodeler cans may be necessary in a few places).

Which brand, if any, is easiest to install? I've seen Progress, Lightolier, Cree, and cheaper housings from Juno and Halo. Some of these ofter more than one grade of housing. I'll mostly be using Cree CR6 LED lamp modules, but also may use some halogen floodlamps with separate trim kits in certain locations.

Any opinions? Or are they all pretty much the same?

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RE: Whose recessed IC lamp housings are easiest to install?

I like Halo cans. They are hardly considered "cheap".
I also like Lightolier's 1000 5" series.

RE: Whose recessed IC lamp housings are easiest to install?


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