Home>Discussions>ELECTRICAL & LIGHTING>Thin LED light installation in kitchen
2 posts / 0 new
Last post
Thin LED light installation in kitchen

I am looking to install 5 led lights in my kitchen.  My wife and I have been looking art the Lithonia wafer lights. We currently have square recessed boxes in the ceiling and don't feel like making big holes to patch to take them out.  The led lights come with their own small junction box, I was wondering if it is safe and follows code to have the junction box sit in the pre existing recessed box? We live in Vermont and don't know where to find state codes.

Thank you! 

Re: Thin LED light installation in kitchen


There are no local codes for Electrical. There are only National Codes. And no, you cannot install one junction box insode of another.

I just looked at some of the lights that you notes above, that is not a junction box, that is the driver. It is really just a small transformer and rectifier built into one. Only the two wires are to be placed in the junction box, securely connected to the feeder wire. You cannot however, cover that junction box, it Must be readily accessable.

Handy Andy In Mt. Airy NC


Sponsored Stories

TV Listings

Find TV listings for This Old House and Ask This Old House in your area.