Size of Bulbs in Can Lighting

Discussion in 'Electrical and Wiring' started by jlcava, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Jan 4, 2009 #1

    jlcava

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    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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    Rustedbird

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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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