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  • Integrated magnetic transformer
  • Maximum wattage: 50
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3-Inch Low Voltage New Construction Recessed Lighting Housing

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3-Inch Low Voltage New Construction Recessed Lighting Housing

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

This three-inch recessed lighting housing is fully dimmable, ETL listed for damp locations, and compatible with a wide array of decorative trims so you can hand-select your style. Use this recessed housing in new construction or where there is access above a ceiling.


  • Dimensions: only 4.5in high x 6.0in 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 in drop or suspended ceilings
  • Ceiling Insulation: because this housing is not IC-rated the ceiling insulation must be kept at least 3 inches away from all outside surfaces of the housing
  • Housing Voltage: 120 volts


  • Lamps: uses either 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 that is selected.


  • 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
  • ETL Listed for Damp Location: this housing is ETL 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 Low Voltage New Construction 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.

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3-Inch Low Voltage New Construction Recessed Lighting Housing
Questions & Answers
By Steve from Craryville, NY on January 17, 2015
Hi, Can I use two-pin LED bulbs in this fixture? Also, I see that no trim is included. How can I make sure that the trim I choose will fit the LED bulbs? Thanks.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on January 18, 2015

I would not recommend using LED bulbs with this housing. The magnetic transformer has a minimum wattage requirement of 20W and most LED bulbs would not meet that requirement.

By Dustin Foster from Madison, WI on October 22, 2013
I see that this is rated for damp locations. Does that mean it can be used in an exterior application under an overhang?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on October 22, 2013


Yes, as long as the overhang is protected enough that it's not exposed to direct water spray.

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