Problem with retrofit recessed LED lights


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Old 04-20-17, 11:23 AM
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Problem with retrofit recessed LED lights

I have older (late 80s?) recessed lights in the kitchen with the regular bulb and snap on trim. I would like to replace those with LED retrofit lights but it looks like all available sets are not wide enough to cover the "lip" of the casing. It looks bad to have one ring on top of another with the casing sticking out. Isn't there a way to cover those? I literally tried all available lights in Home Depot and Lowes. None of them have diameter that will cover old casings.Name:  light.jpg
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Old 04-20-17, 01:36 PM
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There are plenty of 5 and 6" retrofit LED's available. What size is your light?
 
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Old 04-20-17, 01:44 PM
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This is a 6 inch light. Home Depot and Lowes usually carry universal 5 and 6 in combined replacements. All of those have diameter that's about the same or little smaller that my casing.
 
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Old 04-20-17, 04:16 PM
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That looks like a heat lamp to me. It also appears to be a can housing and trim on one. Pull down on the trim and see if it is held in by springs. If it is what I am thinking of the socket housing will be attached to the end. Look at the label in the can for a model name/number.
 
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Here are more photos of the recessed light I have. The last photo shows Phillips retrofit LED light installed. You will see that the light doesn't cover the casing's rim. The outer rim of the case is 7.5" and the inside opening is 6 3/8".

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What's the diameter of the hole when the can is pulled out?
 
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Old 04-24-17, 09:09 AM
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The diamater of the hole in ceiling is 6 3/4". Sorry for a late reply but my kids broke my laptop so I couldn't reply from home over the weekend.
 
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Perhaps you could use something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/szwintec-Ultr...g%2Blight&th=1

That particular model has to be wired into a box, but doesn't mount to the box. We can't see the end of the mc whip on your can, but it must go to a junction box that you could connect the driver to.
 
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Old 04-25-17, 04:36 PM
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I would not recommend that light Carbide posted as it is cool white (5000K)

As I suspected it is can/trim in one, like they use in commercial work.

IMO - it doesnt look bad with the extra ring around the trim. If you do not like I would get a remodel 6" can, move the wiring to the new can and insert it in the hole. I have done this in the past and the spring fingers grab the remodel can housing quite well. Then install your LED trim.
 
 

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