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Installing Pot Lights

How to Install Recessed Pot Light Fixtures: Some types are constructed so that the insulation can come into contact with the fixture housing and there are others that give a specific distance based on the heat that will be produced and other factors.


Insulation Factors and Types of Recessed Pot Lights

Home Lighting Question: Recently I installed retro fit pot lights on the second floor of my house.

This recessed lighting question came from: Ryan, a Handyman from Toronto, Ontario

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your recessed lighting question Ryan.

How to Install Recessed Pot Light Fixtures

Skill Level: Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, a non-aluminum ladder and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and access to the light fixture(s).
Precaution: Identify the light circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Important: Installing additional fixture wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.

Insulation Factors and Recessed Pot Lights

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