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Old 01-04-2009, 01:35 PM  
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Default Size of Bulbs in Can Lighting

Hopefully somebody can riddle me this. I bought 6" remodel cans for the house and I am now trying to find bulbs. The cans are rated for BR30 bulbs which are only 3" in diameter. Can somebody tell me why a 6" can and trim is only rated for a bulb that is 3" in diameter? I do not like being able to see the housing above the light bulb.

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Old 01-04-2009, 03:19 PM  
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Probably heat output. Should be a maximum wattage rating as well. In my case, I converted to all CFLs anyway after a particularly hideous utility bill.
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