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Old 11-20-2019, 09:56 PM   #1
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Whats the easiest way to convert an mr16 new construction transformer type pot light to led?
This is super easy if its an old work type fixture because I can just pull out the entire fixture transformer and all but the new work type is a pain in the ass to rewire in a drywall ceiling.

Ive been reaching into the hole, removing the transformer and plate with one hand, struggle to remove the wire and pray its long enough to pull out of the hole and into a new fixture. Now the new slim led fixture has to fit the existing hole or I have to bore each one to fit.


I dont want to use mr16 led bulbs because they still rely on the transformer which go bad often and is usually the cause for the call.
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Why can't you use the existing transformer housing as a jb and just remove the light housing?
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I have pulled apart old housings and put Lotus Lights in the hole. If the hole is too big, you can put in goof rings. I haven’t had to but it’s an option.
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Why can't you use the existing transformer housing as a jb and just remove the light housing?

Would have to add a wire to that jb through the hole with one hand.
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Would have to add a wire to that jb through the hole with one hand.
Is there enough slack on the wire to cut it right at the transformer and bring the wire down through the hole? It's hard to suggest with no pics.

Wago's with one hand would even be difficult from what you just commented, but that's all that comes to mind.
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Is there enough slack on the wire to cut it right at the transformer and bring the wire down through the hole? It's hard to suggest with no pics.



Wago's with one hand would even be difficult from what you just commented, but that's all that comes to mind.
This is what I was thinking. Cut the wires off right at the transformer, then use lever nuts to attach to them.

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