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Old 04-20-2017, 11:22 AM  
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I have older (late 80s?) recessed lights in the kitchen with the regular bulb and snap on trim. I would like to replace those with LED retrofit lights but it looks like all available sets are not wide enough to cover the "lip" of the casing. It looks bad to have one ring on top of another with the casing sticking out. Isn't there a way to cover those? I literally tried all available lights in Home Depot and Lowes. None of them have diameter that will cover old casings.


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Old 04-20-2017, 12:29 PM  
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I changed mine to LED and the lamps / bulbs I found were the exact same size as the old ones. I don’t know what I bought right now but it was a LED flood light.


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You may just want to go with a replacement LED flood like Bud did. That is what I did in my bonus room lights. The LED bulbs are cheaper than the retrofits if you already have the trim rings.
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You may just want to go with a replacement LED flood like Bud did. That is what I did in my bonus room lights. The LED bulbs are cheaper than the retrofits if you already have the trim rings.
The problem is that my wife does not want the trim rings and bulbs. She wants all in one LED lights that will sit flush with the ceiling.
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What is the diameter of the can? Have you tried looking on-line?
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The outer diameter of the can's lip is 7.5". The inside opening is 6 3/8". Last photo shows Phillips retrofit LED insert installed. You can see that the lip of the case is sticking out.
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Have a look at this Item, and read the specs;http://www.lampsplus.com/products/5-...ht__1r723.html
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Don't feel limited to the big box stores. There are electrical supply houses all over...and then there is the internet.


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