Recessed Lighting Fixture

Old 02-12-17, 01:58 PM
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Recessed Lighting Fixture

Hello. This morning we found one of our kitchen lights had come mostly out of its housing in the ceiling. I've been trying to pop it back in but I can't seem to get it to snap or lock into place. The housing clips/brackets don't look like any of the others I see online so I'm not entirely sure if there's a part of the process I'm missing.

1) I've tried just pushing real hard to get it to snap in.
2) I've tried pushing and twisting, thinking perhaps the T-shaped holes in the light fixture itself lock into place on the slanted outcropping on the clips.
3) I've tried just lining those holes up with the clips.

Not sure if I'm missing something. Not sure if the clips just don't have the tension to hold the light anymore and if so what to do about that.

Here are pics of the light itself and the housing brackets.

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Any help appreciated and thanks in advance.
Old 02-12-17, 02:48 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Try bending those clips in the last picture inward toward where the unit goes. That will give more friction to hold it in place. I am not familiar with that type fixture, but it is likely once you bend the clips they will click into one of the many holes in the lamp. If not it will be a purely friction fit.

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