Modifying Ceiling Cans
Our expert lets readers in on how to give a client's ceiling a facelift.
We have a client who has the old 6-inch ceiling cans in her family room and kitchen. How can we modify those without replacing the whole unit?
Regarding the re-trim of the existing recessed cans, you have a lot of options. For straight downlights, I like the Juno 9324, which is a luminous disc, and the Juno 9524, which has kind of a Japanese-Deco look. You can also turn them into recessed adjustable low voltage versions using new trims in the existing housings. Take a look at the Halo 1450P trim or the Elco EL 2550 trim, both of which include the transformer. You can also turn them into LED recessed fixtures using retrofit trims from companies like Progress (P8071-28) or Cree (LR6). There are a world of opportunities. It’s like a facelift for your client’s ceiling.
Randall Whitehead, IALD
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