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5" Recess Can Options

Looking to update your old 5" recess can or just looking for a better quality light.  Not sure what will work with your fixture?  Here are a few things to check before you make your selection:

1. Unscrew or remove your current light source from the can and make a note as to the model number or bulb type.  This isn't an exact science as to finding a replacement as people will put whatever bulb they can find in just to get light.

2. Check to see how the trim is installed.  Is it just a small trim with clips or tension springs (Fig. 1-1) connected to the recess can or is the trim the actual recess can part (Fig 1-2).  Also check to make sure the trim being used isn't a reducer or some sort,  this will change the type of bulb you can use if you go that route (Fig. 1-3).

 
Fig. 1-1

Fig. 1-2

Fig. 1-3

 

3. Check the depth of the recess can, if there isn't a recess can because the trim was the can and now you just have a socket with an electrical cord going back to a box, then make note of that too.

 

Shallow Recess Can

Deep Recess Can

No Can, Trim was the can.

Replacement Options:

Replacement Options:

Replacement Options:

Keep Trim and use BR30*, PAR30* or Short Neck PAR30

*confirm depth, Short neck PAR30 may be only Option.

Keep Trim and use BR30, PAR30

Keep Trim and use BR30, PAR30 

Remove Trim and install  ALL IN ONE LED Kit.

Remove Trim and install ALL IN ONE LED Kit.

Purchase adaptor ring to install inside recess bracket and then install ALL IN ONE LED Kit. 

Remove Trim and install LED Module and Pair with Proprietary Trim.

Remove Trim and install LED Module and Pair with Proprietary Trim.

Purchase adaptor ring to install inside recess bracket and then  install LED Module and Pair with Proprietary Trim.