Without the power provided by recessed housings, your recessed lighting would be little more than a hole in the ceiling. The range of available housings accommodates a variety of installation needs for new construction or for retrofitting during remodels. They come in standard line voltage or with a transformer to convert to low voltage. Finally, the selection of recessed housings is IC (Insulated Contact) or non-IC rated as needed to meet specific building codes.
Where Recessed Housings Go Best
New construction housings are generally larger and are designed to attach directly to joists in a ceiling before the drywall has been installed. Remodel housings are smaller, requiring a minimal opening in existing drywall. IC rated housings are the best choice in locations where insulation will come in touch with it. Non-IC rated housings are best installed between floors of a building, where there will be no insulation contact.
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