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Offline maja

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LED & Dimmers & Cans
« on: February 03, 2015, 02:17:38 am »
I am doing a remodel to the point where it's almost a new construction. My plan is to have all LED lights hooked up to Cooper RF9450-N and RF9542-Z z-wave dimmers controlled by vera. I am now on the search for LEDs. I was assuming that by now new constructions will use low-voltage wiring with much more relaxed regulations (in the USA) and no need for cans. There are some recessed lights that could be run on 24V (like http://www.amazon.com/Dimmable-Retrofit-Recessed-Lighting-Fixture/dp/B00B07QW86/ref=cm_cd_ql_qh_dp_t ). However, when talking to Home Depot, several general contractors, etc they did not know about low voltage lights but said we should use 6" cans with 6" LEDs with line voltage run to them. Is this indeed the most future proof and 'standard' way to do LED lights on a new construction?

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Re: LED & Dimmers & Cans
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2015, 09:02:19 am »
Standard yes. Future proof? Who can really say. But, since 6 inch cans have been in use for decades and continue to be installed almost exclusively, I think it will be a safe bet.