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3-Inch Low Voltage New Construction IC Recessed Lighting Housing

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3-Inch Low Voltage New Construction IC Recessed Lighting Housing

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About our 3-Inch Low Voltage New Construction IC Recessed Lighting Housing

This three-inch recessed lighting housing is fully dimmable, UL listed for damp locations, and compatible with a wide array of decorative trims so you can hand-select your style. It is IC rated, so you can safely place it alongside or directly underneath ceiling insulation. Use this recessed housing in new construction or where there is access above the insulated ceiling.


  • Dimensions: 8-1/8in high x 6-3/8in wide x 16.0in long
  • 3in Ceiling Cutout: only 3 inches in diameter
  • Adjustable Bar Hangers: bar hangers are adjustable up to 24in for easy, nail-free installation; bar hangers are also T-bar compatible
  • IC-Rated: rated for direct contact with ceiling insulation
  • Housing Voltage: 120 volts


  • Lamps: uses a 12-volt MR16 halogen light bulb (20, 35, or 50 watts). Lamps are ordered separately and the specific lamp to be used is determined by the 3-Inch Low Voltage Trim


  • Integral Magnetic Transformer: integral magnetic Class H thermally-protected 12-volt transformer preinstalled to outside of fixture's junction box (J-box)
  • Junction Box: J-box is listed for through branch circuit wiring
  • Quick Connectors: J-box is equipped with "quick connectors" for quick, easy push-in electrical connections. If the installer prefers to use wire nuts, the "quick connectors" may be easily removed.
  • Several Knockouts: junction box has two 1/2in knockouts and two 3/4in knockouts
  • UL Listed for Damp Location: this housing is UL Listed for damp locations
  • Fully Dimmable: for a complete description of the dimmers that are specifically designed to control the magnetic transformers that are part of these low voltage housings please click on Dimmers for Magnetic Low Voltage Lighting Systems


  • Specifications Sheet: to learn more details about this recessed housing please click Spec Sheet
  • Many Decorative Trims Available: view all trim options on 3-Inch Recessed Lighting page
  • Large Quantity Discount: If you would like us to quote on a large quantity of 3-Inch 12-Volt IC Recessed Lighting Housings, please call us at our toll-free number or use the online Quotation Request for Large Quantities form.  We are always happy to provide you with our best large quantity pricing.

    UL Listed  1-Year Warranty  Satisfaction Gaurantee 

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3-Inch Low Voltage New Construction IC Recessed Lighting Housing
Questions & Answers
By Jeff from Greenwich, CT on August 9, 2012
What is the recommended spacing for a 10' ceiling height? This is overall lighting in a porch so there is task lighting as well.

By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on August 10, 2012

For a 10ft ceiling, we recommend spacing every 5ft.

See our blog post for more tips on recessed light spacing:

By Zig from CT on March 25, 2013
What is the recommended spacing for a bedroom ceiling 8' height? The room is in an attic and the ceiling is shaped like this: /-\ 2 angled walls meeting a 48" wide ceiling.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on March 25, 2013


We generally recommend about 4ft spacing between lights for 8ft ceilings.

This blog post should help with more tips:

By Mark Pieper from Massachusetts on April 28, 2014
Is this an air tight housing? I'm told that I need air tight to meet code.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on April 29, 2014

No, this housing is not air tight.

All of our air tight housings are on this page.

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