How to remove this exterior ceiling lamp?


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Old 04-02-18, 10:36 AM
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How to remove this exterior ceiling lamp?

Hello all,

I need to replace the light bulbs for this exterior ceiling lamps.
However, I cannot figure out how to remove the bulbs.

Can someone give me a hint?
Thank you

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Old 04-02-18, 10:43 AM
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Grab the trim with two hands and pull straight down. There will probably be thin metal rods holding the trim in place. They can be squeezed to allow the complete removal of the trim.

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Old 04-02-18, 11:14 AM
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May you please tell me the model/type of this lamp?

it seems to me that the bulb is sealed inside the fixture housing.

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Old 04-02-18, 11:27 AM
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I posted a Halo H7 wet location trim with glass insert. There are other company's trims that look similar. You may have a combo LED/trim. You'd need to lower it to confirm.
 
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Old 04-02-18, 11:30 AM
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Hello PJmax,

My title is misleading.

Do I still have to lower the housing in order to replace the bulb?
Is there a way that I can do it without removing the house?

Thank you

https://www.platt.com/platt-electric...spx?zpid=35713
 
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Old 04-02-18, 11:50 AM
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The recessed light is usually two parts. One is the can and mounting system like this.....

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The other part is the trim ring. The bulb is up inside the housing and is covered by the trim ring.
So.... yes.... usually the trim needs to be dropped/removed to replace the bulb.
 
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Old 04-02-18, 11:54 AM
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Mine looks like Halo 6 in. White CFL Recessed Ceiling Light Albalite Lens Shower Trim.

Based on the Q&A, the housing has to be removed first in order to replace the bulb.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Halo-6-i...70PS/100646961

Thank you very much!
 
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Old 04-02-18, 12:01 PM
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There are literally hundreds of trims. It's hard to tell just by sight what you have.

Like I mentioned..... two parts..... the housing/can and the trim/cover.
The trim/cover needs to be removed to expose the housing/can.
The bulb is inside the housing covered by the trim.
 
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There are hundreds of ways to remove the light. But first, tell me the model/type of this lamp?
 
 

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