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accepted What kind of bulb should I use for a recessed can?
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comment What kind of bulb should I use for a recessed can?
I'm going to accept your answer, but here are the specifics of what I learned. 1) The trim makes a lot of difference. An open trim from Halo is much shallower than their baffle trim, 2) R30 is a much longer bulb than PAR30, PAR30L, or BR30. 3) PAR30 CFL bulbs do exist, but are low output and still slightly larger than halogen. So, if you're going to use Halo open trim, you need to go with halogen PAR30 if you don't want the bulb to stick out past the trim. If you're going to use the baffle trim (which I think is better anyhow), an R30 CFL will be ok.
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comment What kind of bulb should I use for a recessed can?
Yep, I went with a halogen in this case. Thanks!
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comment What kind of bulb should I use for a recessed can?
I found a shorter CFL, but it was still longer than its halogen sister. The LEDs are real tiny, but $20-40.
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comment What kind of bulb should I use for a recessed can?
Ok, so most of the CFL bulbs I found at the wattage I was looking for were R30, which are very large (like > 5" long). There were some shorter PAR30 CFLs, but only from one brand and they were still longer than the PAR30L halogen bulb I ended up buying today. Only problem now is that the PAR30L halogen, while a "flood" lamp, doesn't "flood" nearly as well as the R30 CFL bulb that hung down out of the fixture (only the bottom of the bulb hung down). So the question is, then, do I like the "atomosphere" of the PAR30 halogen, or the light of the R30 CFL.
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comment What kind of bulb should I use for a recessed can?
Thanks, I got the open trim which shouldn't be a problem. I also adjusted the trim for R30 which was the uppermost position. The bulb still hung down out of the trim...but I think that's how R30 is supposed to look maybe...it gave great coverage, I just didn't like the looks of it.
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comment Can I vent a microwave vent / range hood through wall?
If in the future I have to move the hole by a few inches, how do I handle things on the exterior? (hardboard siding)
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