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comment How can I open an Elco EL39ICA housing?
I am re-reading the instructions and looking at the actual recessed light in my living room, and it becomes clearer to me that this can't be done from the bottom. The instruction says "looking down the chimney, you will see two black fingers [...]. Those two fingers hold the cup face in the cup body. If you squeeze these fingers togethers, the cup face should fall out from the cup body." There is no way they can be squeezed from bottom, and the instructions talk about "looking down the chimney".
Oct
29
comment How can I open an Elco EL39ICA housing?
Correction to my previous comment: to use the same terminology as in the ELCO instructions, it is the "two fingers" (silver) that need to squeezed to let the cup face out, not the "V spring" (black), which holds the MR16 lamp.
Oct
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comment How can I open an Elco EL39ICA housing?
Speedy Petey and @Steven, this is also what I thought. But see this info I got from the manufacturer: dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6900/resources/20141028-elco.png. You can also see on the pictures that there are 3 concentric circles, and to change the bulb, you'd need to squeeze that "V spring" on the most inner one (see the orange annotation, which is mine), but you can't do that from the bottom. From the bottom, I can push on it, and dislodge it, but I can't access the bulb (there is a safety glass), and wouldn't be able to put it back in place. Can you make sense of this?
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