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  • brantmacga
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    Have tried to remove the actual recessed fixture portion from that housing yet ?

    From what I see on spec sheet, it looks almost identical to the Juno 2” LED, and the driver with wiring compartment actually slides out of the 2-1/2” hole down below the ceiling ....

    It looks like this part in the pic is inside that large IC enclosure. I think you can leave he wiring long through the compartment but idk. Open it up and let’s see what’s inside.




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  • jmellc
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    Originally posted by jmellc View Post
    Even inspectors don't see or think of everything. Too much stuff out there. Manufacturers need to do a better job with their stuff. We should all call and e mail manufacturers when we run into such things.
    BTW, most are accessible by removing the can by the 3 or 4 small screws around the bottom.

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  • jmellc
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    Originally posted by Coppersmith View Post
    All new construction recessed fixtures have a junction box that is inside the ceiling. If there is no attic, that junction box is not accessible without removing drywall. I never thought about it before but that is a code violation. Still, I have installed many and never had an inspector complain.
    Even inspectors don't see or think of everything. Too much stuff out there. Manufacturers need to do a better job with their stuff. We should all call and e mail manufacturers when we run into such things.

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  • hbiss
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    And I really did think about how to phrase that too.

    -Hal

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  • oldsparky52
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    Originally posted by LarryFine View Post
    I'm really trying to behave.


    Don't hold back Larry!

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  • LarryFine
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    Originally posted by hbiss View Post
    I couldn't get two fingers through that hole.
    I'm really trying to behave.

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  • hbiss
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    Do they make laparoscopic electrical tools? I couldn't get two fingers through that hole.

    -Hal

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  • oldsparky52
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    Looking at the cut sheet, it seems the manufacturer is claiming it is accessible from below. Your picture looks like the BLED2ICN model.

    Based on what I'm reading here though, I would not want to be the one to try to get to the JB after installation.

    http://www.trace-lite.com/resources/...pecs/bled2.pdf

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  • oldsparky52
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    Originally posted by al hildenbrand View Post
    The fixture can be installed, and deemed "accessible", where there is an attic that allows access to the housing junction box from above . . .
    It that fixture was listed the way you mention, then I would hope the manufacturer would indicate it is not suitable to install where not accessible from above. ... Maybe not.

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  • al hildenbrand
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    Originally posted by Greg1707 View Post
    Yes, it has a UL listing. I am just surprised to a see a fixture that is not compliant is available in the "legitimate" electrical market place.
    Originally posted by oldsparky52 View Post
    Wouldn't the "listing" indicate that somehow it is compliant?
    The fixture can be installed, and deemed "accessible", where there is an attic that allows access to the housing junction box from above . . .

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  • oldsparky52
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    Originally posted by Greg1707 View Post
    Yes, it has a UL listing. I am just surprised to a see a fixture that is not compliant is available in the "legitimate" electrical market place.
    Wouldn't the "listing" indicate that somehow it is compliant?

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  • Greg1707
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    UL Listed

    Originally posted by oldsparky52 View Post
    Is there a listing on that fixture?
    Yes, it has a UL listing. I am just surprised to a see a fixture that is not compliant is available in the "legitimate" electrical market place.

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  • oldsparky52
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    Is there a listing on that fixture?

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  • Cow
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    Originally posted by Greg1707 View Post
    The junction box of the fixture I posted is not accessible from below. There is a cover on only one side. There is no access through the fixture since the hole is too small for a hand and if you can get your hand in there the junction box is not accessible.

    Every recessed light fixture, bathroom exhaust fan, heater etc. that I have installed permits access to the splice box from below.
    You answered your own question then, like knuckle dragger said, it looks like you need to be using a different, compliant fixture.

    Originally posted by Knuckle Dragger View Post
    Well I guess you have to install a code compliant light fixture that will work with the customers specs.

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  • Knuckle Dragger
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    Originally posted by Greg1707 View Post
    The junction box of the fixture I posted is not accessible from below. There is a cover on only one side. There is no access through the fixture since the hole is too small for a hand and if you can get your hand in there the junction box is not accessible.

    Every recessed light fixture, bathroom exhaust fan, heater etc. that I have installed permits access to the splice box from below.
    Well I guess you have to install a code compliant light fixture that will work with the customers specs.

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