• http://www.facebook.com/dasal.lighting Dasal Lighting

    Great review of the options! I would like to add LED remodel luminaires in between kits and new fixtures. They should fit into an existing housing (check the clearance requirements), but they have the quality thermal management of a dedicated fixture. Plus they are designed to be installed and maintained through the ceiling aperture, including driver replacement. Price point is up there with new fixtures, but no need to rip out the ceiling.

    • http://www.pegasuslighting.com Annie Josey

      Thanks for chiming in! I always appreciate advice from other lighting experts :)

  • Jon Murphy

    I am in the middle of this retrofitting project and am finding that the LED retrofits don’t quite slip into the existing cans. Is there a problem with just pushing the can up a couple inches, and have the ears of the retrofit hang up on the sheet rock…..instead of clinging to the inside of the can?

    • http://www.pegasuslighting.com Jacob Swiger

      Jon,

      I think there could be a couple of issues. One, you may no longer have an air tight housing if you have a gap. Additionally, if it’s in a damp or wet location such as a bathroom or kitchen, you may be allowing moisture up into the ceiling.

      My advice is to measure the inside height of the recessed can and select a retrofit module that meets the height requirement. It’s always best to be safe with electrical installations.

      There are some retrofit modules that use a medium base whip, which allows them to fit in more housings compared to the retrofit modules with a base attached to the end. Additionally, some retrofit modules include different clips/springs to aid with housing compatibility.

      Here’s an example of a retrofit module with a medium base whip – http://www.pegasuslighting.com/6inch-led-recessed-light-retrofit-module-10w-dimmable-damp.html

      Here’s an example of a retrofit module with a medium base on the end – http://www.pegasuslighting.com/6inch-led-recessed-light-retrofit-module-10w-reflector-wet.html

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