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Installing Outdoor Recessed Lighting


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Selecting Outdoor Recessed Lighting Fixtures – The type of recessed light can itself will depend on the type of attic space you have, the type of insulation and the local energy codes in your area. The trim type should be rated for outdoor use. One trim you may consider is a shower trim where there is a tempered glass or plastic lenses mounted into a trim that has a gasket.

Selecting Outdoor Recessed Lighting Fixtures

  Electrical Question: Do I need a special recessed can fixture for an outdoor porch light installation? if so what type do I need?

This electrical wiring question came from: Mike, a Handyman from Perry, Ohio
Additional Comments: first time user, so far very nice

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Mike.

Outdoor Recessed Lighting Fixtures

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Tools Required: Electricians Pouch of Hand Tools for Rough-In Wiring, Electric Drill and Auger Bits and Extension Cord.
Estimated Time: Depends on the extent of the project, the type of construction and available access to the project area.
Precaution:  Identify the lighting circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.

Selecting Outdoor Recessed Lighting Fixtures
The type of recessed light can itself will depend on the type of attic space you have, the type of insulation and the local energy codes in your area. The trim type should be rated for outdoor use. One trim you may consider is a shower trim where there is a tempered glass or plastic lenses mounted into a trim that has a gasket. One concern will be to keep flying insects out of the light enclosure area.

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