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  • IC rated
  • PAR20 or PAR30 halogen
  • Order lamp separately
  • Dimmable
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5-Inch Line Voltage Remodel IC Air Tight Recessed Lighting Housing

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5-Inch Line Voltage Remodel IC Air Tight Recessed Lighting Housing

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About our 5-Inch Line Voltage Remodel IC Air Tight Recessed Lighting Housing

This five-inch line voltage recessed lighting housing is air tight, fully dimmable, and UL approved for damp locations. It's also IC rated, which means it can safely be placed alongside or directly underneath ceiling insulation. This housing can be used in an existing sheet rock ceiling with insulation.


  • Dimensions: only 7.5in high x 5.5in wide x 13-1/8in long
  • 5.5in Ceiling Cutout: only 5.5in in diameter
  • IC-Rated: rated for direct contact with ceiling insulation; may be covered with insulation to save additional energy
  • Remodel Clips: four remodeling clips secure housing and accommodate various ceiling thickness
  • Air Tight Construction: complies with the strict Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) that restricts airflow through recessed lighting housings


  • Lamp: uses a 50-watt PAR20 or a 50-watt or 75-watt PAR30 halogen lamp. The specific lamp to be used is determined by the trim that is selected.


  • Thermal Protector: integral thermal protector guards against improper lamping and installation
  • Lamp Socket: socket clips directly to back of trim for perfect 90° vertical alignment of lamp socket
  • Socket Positions: one or two socket height positions on trim allows for optimal light control and output
  • 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 five 1/2in knockouts and four knockouts with true pry-out slots
  • UL Listed for Damp Location: this housing is UL listed for damp locations
  • Feed Through: housing is listed for feed through
  • Fully Dimmable: for a complete description of the dimmers that are specifically designed to control line voltage housings please click on Dimmers for Line Voltage Lighting Systems.


  • Specifications Sheet: to learn more details about this recessed housing please click Spec Sheet
  • Many Decorative Trims Available: view trims on the 5-Inch Recessed Lighting page
  • Large Quantity Discount: If you would like us to quote on a large quantity of 5-Inch Line Voltage Air Tight IC Remodel 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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Product Reviews
5-Inch Line Voltage Remodel IC Air Tight Recessed Lighting Housing
4 Stars based on 4 Review(s)
Chris H.
Austin, TX
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great product
June 10, 2015
Fairly well constructed, mostly easy to install, very stable when in place. Bought 6 of these housings to add lights to a master bedroom. Installation instructions call for a 5-1/2" hole. I bought a hole saw for this. I considered a 5-1/4" hole saw, thinking that a 5" housing didn't need much extra clearance-- that would have been a HUGE mistake. These housings need every nanometer of a 5-1/2" hole-- nothing smaller would work. As it was, a 5-1/2" hole still left you having to wiggle and force the housing in a bit. That's okay-- forcing it a little didn't damage the housing at all, and ensured a really tight and stable fit! Just be sure you stick with 5-1/2" hole saw! And-- do yourself a favor: don't try to cut a hole by hand from the template. You'll take way longer, make a much bigger mess, end up with a hole that isn't precisely round (will leave gaps), etc. etc. etc... Biggest complaint (really *only* complaint) about this housing is how difficult it was to deploy the anchor clips. Perhaps my ceiling sheetrock is thicker than average, I don't know. But I found that out of 24 anchor clips (4 each on 6 cans), I could deploy the anchor with just my finger strength only two times. The other 22 anchors required mechanical force with a small bar clamp that I turned backwards. The bar clamp popped the clips into place reasonably well-- but I did break 3 or 4 of them (snapped the metal). It's okay-- with a hole that was cut with a hole saw, the cans were plenty snug enough that having only 3 clips (only 2 in one case) was actually sufficient to make the housing very very stable and secure. I tested this from above (in the attic) as well-- all six cans are rock solid. One weird thing-- the housing has TWO ground wires-- one for the socket and one for the housing. They used quick-connect clips for all the electrical connections-- seems like it would have been easy and straightforward for them to use a single 4-connector clip for ground, and put the two ground wires in that clip. Instead, they put each of the two ground wires in their own 3-connector clip, requiring you to jumper them together, or twist the Romex ground leads together leaving both ends exposed for attaching to each of the two clips, or (if you are at the last can in your group), clipping the quick-connect clips off both ground wires and reverting to a good ol' wire nut. Just an unnecessary and strange choice that wastes some time during installation...
Well built. Easy to wire (mostly).
Anchor clips are quite hard to deploy (impossible by hand, if sheetrock is thick). Ground wires for socket and housing are not bonded together, leaving you with two ground wires to futz with. Complicates installation unnecessarily.

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Quality and price
February 25, 2013
Purchased 5 units for small rental kitchen remodel with silver baffles. Installed 1 before realizing the entire ceiling required removal. With drywall removed, I needed to use joist mounted models instead. It looked great and was easy to install.
Quality, Price, Choice of baffles.
Spring clips were okay, but could be stronger.

2 Stars

Very Hard to Install
April 8, 2012
I have 6 of these and they are horrible to install. They have these crappy sheet metal leaf springs that are supposed to secure the lamp. I must be weak but I cannot exert enough force on the latches to close them about half the time. On all of them I ripped off the flimsy leaf springs. I built a wood mount (doughnut) and bolted them to in with screws from the attic. Once installed they are quite nice but next time I would not bother with the "remodel" version.
Good trim options
Installation is a bear.

Kristina Nelson
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

5 Inch Remodel cans for thicker than normal ceiling
December 13, 2011
Very easy to install and worked great in our kitchen ceiling that was thicker than a normal drywall ceiling.

Questions & Answers
By Dave from Orono, Minnesota on November 29, 2014
I have a product that looks like this and was installed in my home 11 years ago. How do I determine whether or not it's IC rated? I'm installing additional insulation (rolls) - the original insulation was blown in and there are no covers over these can light fixtures. My primary concern is whether or not it's safe to install the additional insulation without can light covers. Thank you.
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on November 29, 2014

Dave, the best bet to be 100% sure is to find a model number or the manufacturer. Sometimes this information is listed inside the housing.

You could also just play it safe and keep the insulation at least 3 inches away from the can.
By Wayne from Chicago on November 29, 2014

If ever there was a situation where one doesn't want to take a chance, it's this. Respectfully, I'd suggest that you ask an experienced lighting electrician or electrical contractor to visually inspect your current installation and advise you whether the cans you have are IC rated. Nothing less is worth your family's safety and your peace of mind. Good luck!

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