Under deck lights (Water Proof housing and trim)

Buck Parrish

Senior Member
Location
NC & IN
I've got a customer that had recessed lights installed under their deck.
The deck is made of regular deck boards with regular deck boards screwed to the bottom . The water runs right through it.

I need to remove the lights and replace them with a water proof light. Do you have any suggestions?

It's a very large home with about 20 lights that are getting wet.
I found a thread on this same subject from 4 years ago. It seems their was no solution than. I thought maybe their might be a new product for this purpose.
All the wet rated recessed lights I have seen, are designed for water coming from below not from above.

The problem is the 6 inch holes are already their
 

McLintock

Senior Member
Location
USA
Occupation
Electrician
I would tell them to look up a Sunspace dealer and ask them about their aluminum decking, water tight decking, might be a good option. Might be hard to get lights like that and probably not cheap.


“ shoot low boys their riding shetland ponies”
 

LarryFine

Master Electrician Electric Contractor Richmond VA
Location
Henrico County, VA
Occupation
Electrical Contractor
Maybe you can fit a plastic bucket of some kind over the can. Perhaps a 5" can in the existing 6" hole will allow space.

Added: What about a thin coat of liquid Flex-seal on a regular can? LED bulbs could help keep the heat to a minimum.
 

retirede

Senior Member
Location
Illinois
Can't tell because there is no information, but it looks like only the trim is wet location. The OP needs the complete fixture to be wet rated, like a wall pack.

-Hal
I thought it was a complete unit, but after looking again, I agree with you - not enough info.
 

Buck Parrish

Senior Member
Location
NC & IN
They installed regular recessed can lights under a deck . The only thing above the lights are deck boards. The area the trim is attached to is also deck boards mounted under the joices holding the above deck boards up .
Larry's answer sounded okay. thanks- except of course you have the j box etc... all getting rained on.
 
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