One of the spots where I would like to install a remodel-type 5" round recessed light, is right on top of the drywall seam in my ceiling. I'm a little hesitant to put it there because the ceiling must bear the weight of the light fixture. Will it be okay? Should I try to reinforce it somehow?


There's no issue with the weight-bearing capacity of properly seamed drywall.

It may be a little more difficult to cut the hole due to the joint, but there's no structural defect of note to supporting a lightweight light fixture designed to be supported by drywall.

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