Recessed LED lighting has become popular in many homes nationwide. They look trendy, contemporary and can be neatly tucked out of the way. Recessed LED lighting also is great in low-ceiling areas, such as basements. If you are thinking of having recessed LED lighting installed in your home, and you are looking for professional electricians in Huntsville, AL, Mister Sparky has got you covered.
Installing recessed LED lighting can be slightly tricky and quite a bit frustrating. It may be more beneficial to have professional electricians in Huntsville, AL, install them for you. If you already own recessed LED lighting, chances are you have one or two of them that are crooked due to mounting clips refusing to stay in place.
If you own recessed lights, no doubt you have one or two of them in crooked positions because a mounting clip refused to stay in place. You may possibly have multiple clips that have failed entirely and the entire light is hanging out of the recess. If you are having problems with your existing recessed LED lighting and you need assistance, Mister Sparky’s professional electricians in Huntsville, AL can get everything back in place and installed correctly for you.
There are some clips that work great. Clips such as on Cooper and Lithonia lights appear that they will not hold. However, once you press the light upward, around the last half-inch or so, the clips swing tightly in place. Halo brand clips, especially 6” variants, tend to pop. Typically, one sharp tap with the side of some pliers will pop these clips back into place.
How a Recessed Light Clip Works
Whenever you press recessed lighting clips into place, the clip will first move upward then downward to form a leg. The four legs that make up the clip will hold the light into place against the ceiling drywall. When the clips are properly engaged, the clip should lock into place, you will be able to feel this as it clicks. If the clip does not engage, then the clip will be loose. If upon touching the clip, it rattles, then it is not working as it should.
Quick Fixes for Loose Recessed Lighting
When it comes to loose recessed lighting there are two repairs that are quite often recommended in lighting repair forums. These two repairs are as follows:
Bend the Clips – Some homeowners and electricians in Huntsville, AL state that bending the clips outward will help the clip engage whenever it is pushed into place.
Rap the Clips – Another method that is recommended by homeowners and electricians in Huntsville, AL, is to quickly rap the clip just once, with a small, heavy object such as a pair of pliers. If one quick rap does not do the trick then subsequent raps will be useless also.
A third method involves keeping the loose clip in place by jamming a small item between the clip and the light’s housing. The most acceptable item to use would be a staple. If you are able to aim perfectly, you can launch a staple so that one of its legs jams in between the clip and the housing and the other staple leg will bend over to form an arm that will hold the recessed lighting clip in place. However, if your aim is just not up to the task, there is an alternative.
Puncture Recessed Light Housing – This alternate method requires actually puncturing the recessed lighting housing with one leg of the staple. The other leg of the staple will form the arm that holds the clip in place. The reason this works well is because the housing is made of a cheaper and thinner material than the clip itself.
Reapplying the Fix
Recessed lights are best if left alone. The more you tinker with them, the weaker they will become. If you ever need to remove the light from the recess lighting, you will use a flag-head screwdriver to pry under the clip to pull it outward. Then once you have installed the new light, you will repeat the same process above in re-stapling the clip. Once you do this however, the recessed lighting might have one or two more re-stapling’s before you will surely need to end up having the entire lighting housing replaced.
About Mister Sparky in Huntsville, Alabama
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