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JoshAmber
Recessed Can Lights

I would like to know what type of recessed can lights I should buy to install around my house in the eves. I would like to use compact flourscent bulbs to save energy as well as being able to install colored compact flourscent bulbs for the holidays. Thanks for your help. ( Exterior use )

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Recessed Can Lights
JoshAmber wrote:

I would like to know what type of recessed can lights I should buy to install around my house in the eves. I would like to use compact flourscent bulbs to save energy as well as being able to install colored compact flourscent bulbs for the holidays. Thanks for your help. ( Exterior use )

Is there a CFL presently on the market that works well in exterior conditions? Or that works well in any condition?:D

sparky1
Re: Recessed Can Lights

ernie makes a good point. ive never used cfls in a real cold conditon. i guess if you live south this wouldnt be a issue. As far as the can lights you want to put in. id use a 6 1/2" or
6" can. Id also use an IC style, this will allow insulation to be on it.

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Recessed Can Lights
sparky1 wrote:

ernie makes a good point. ive never used cfls in a real cold conditon. i guess if you live south this wouldnt be a issue. As far as the can lights you want to put in. id use a 6 1/2" or
6" can. Id also use an IC style, this will allow insulation to be on it.

I would run with that, but back to the OP, methinks something better would fit the bill here. Halogen?
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