Can I update this recessed light?


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Old 09-17-16, 01:18 PM
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Can I update this recessed light?

Hello, I have several halogen downlights (shown in picture). I bought LED retrofit kits for these (https://www.amazon.com/Hyperikon-Dow...s=led+retrofit).

Would it be possible to rewire the old light to a simple socket adaptor (shown in picture) in order to plug in the LED by cutting the two wires and wiring them to the socket?

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Old 09-17-16, 01:36 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Others will chime in with ideas, so hang in there for the best that suits your needs. I would not use the socket you pictured, due to the fact the screws and wiring will still be left exposed and could cause a problem if it touched the casing. You may want to cut your wiring and connect it to an enclosed socket using Bcaps Westinghouse 1-7/8 in. Porcelain Socket-7041900 - The Home Depot
 
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Old 09-17-16, 01:53 PM
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OR, use these so the wires can be disconnected if the light fails. Ideal PowerPlug Orange Ballast Disconnect Discs (5-Pack)-30-1302S - The Home Depot
 
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Old 09-17-16, 01:59 PM
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You have 4" cans and the retrofit kit you linked to is for 5"-6" recessed fixtures.
 
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Old 09-17-16, 02:10 PM
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Thank you

Thanks very much Chandler, I will try those. PJmax, impressive attention to detail, I bought the right ones but got lazy and used the wrong Amazon link.
 
 

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