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About a year ago, Lightolier released a remarkable residential fluorescent downlight. It has a relatively small aperture (5″), is insulated-celing rated, and fits in 2×4 framing. The fixture is shower rated, can also be used in closets, and is perfect for mudrooms, laundry rooms, garages, and similar locations. It is available in both square and round apertures and has a sloped ceiling/wallwash version. The fixture ships complete with housing, trim, and 4-pin commercial-grade lamp in 3 wattages and 2 colors. Several colors of trim and reflector are available, as well as a dimmable ballast.
This fixture is a very good alternative to ‘standard’ downlights used in residential construction, and with the high-efficacy fluorescent lamp, uses about 1/3 of the energy of an incandescent. The fixture ships complete with housing, trim, and lamp for an extremely reasonable price, and is in stock at distributors nationwide.
Products like this one can help reduce the connected load in residential projects, which reduces power bills, reduces CO2 emitted by power plans, and helps projects meet the requirements of IECC 2009. Contact Alpenglow to see a sample of the fixture.