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Can Lights or Recessed ceiling lights

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Joined: Apr 20 2006

Has anyone found a low profile LED recessed ceiling light fixture?  Eichler style construction has only a few inches in the ceiling thickness.  Recessed lights often need a small box sealed into the roof.  This shows on the outside.  Several Contractors have not been able to find  a suitable product.  

The problem is that conventional construction has lots of room for the light housing and a regular flood bulb (LED or CFL).   I'm thinking the market for such a product may be too small to warrant development of a low profile product.  The main problem may be that the LED bulbs tend to be the same size and shape as conventional bulbs.

Randy from Dura-Foam Roofing and Solar Center

Joined: May 27 2012

Hi Randy,
I had a similar problem and after a lot of searching my electrician found this product at Home Depot. Initially they only sold it online and was on back order but one day my husband was able to find it in the store. I hope it works for your situation:
Commercial Electric 4 in LED Disk light 445 520 T47 the depth is 2.75 inches so it can fit in tight spaces and it meets title 24 requirements.

Joined: Apr 20 2006

Sarah...thank you soooo much for recommending the 'low profile' model can light.
The LED fixture you identified has worked very well in some recent Eichler remodels.
They fit almost flush with the ceiling, with the base fitting inside most standard 4" electrical boxes.
At $40 each, the price is excellent. They give off the same amount of light as a 65 watt bulb, but consume only 12 watts. Everyone has been happy with the light quality.
Installing a lot of these lights usually involves removing the old roof down to the ceiling planks. Then foam boards are cut to fit around the electrical boxes holding the lights, that stick about 1" thru the ceiling tongue and groove. The new foam roof goes over everything without the ugly boxes that used to stick thru the roof like warts on a toad. Next week, we will cut foam boards to hide 60 of these lights for one contractor that is doing his third remodel using the lights you recommended.
Thank you
Randy from Dura-Foam Roofing and Solar Center

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