For ConTech Lighting Non-IC Recessed CFL Housings: RL113, RL118, RL126, RL132, RL213, RL218 and RL226
INSTALLATION PROCEDURES
JOIST: 2" x 8"
Housing can NOT be installed in direct contact with insulation. Do not install
insulation within 3" of fixture sides or wiring compartment, nor above fixture
in such a manner to entrap heat. (Figure 1)
INSULATION
3"
3"
Install hanger bars to fixture, ensure end tab is facing outward. (Figure 2)
JOIST-TYPE CELINGS:
Extend bar hangers to fit between joists and position fixture temporarily by
hammering nail on bars into the joists. Hangers should be level with bottom
of joists (Figure 3). Locate center of fixture opening in the ceiling sheetrock
and cut a 4-3/8" hole for a 4" housing, a 5-3/4" hole for a 5" housing or a
6-3/8" hole for a 6" housing.
CEILING MATERIAL
Nail In Tabs
SUSPENDED (T-Bar) CEILINGS:
Locate proposed fixture center in ceiling tile and cut a 4-3/8" hole for a 4"
housing, a 5-3/4" hole for a 5" housing or a 6-3/8" hole for a 6" housing.
Place ceiling tile in T-Bar grid. Place fixture into position and snap bar
hanger foot with integral T-bar clips onto T-bars (Figure 4). Secure hanger
bars to T-bars and properly support the fixture from the building structure.
Note: Optional T-Bar Clips and screws may be used as local code authority
or site conditions require. To secure fixture position in ceiling, squeeze tabs
into hanger bars.
Joist
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION:
Remove J-box cover by pushing up on spring clip. Attach conduit with
connector to J-box and secure. Connect supply wires to fixture wires and
insulate with proper size wire nuts (not provided). Connect black to black
(hot), white to white (neutral), and green to green (ground). After splicing is
completed, insert wires carefully into junction box. Replace cover.
BALLAST REPLACEMENT:
If the ballast is not working properly, replace with the same ballast type.
Make sure that power to the fixture is off. Remove lamp. Remove three
screws in the housing, remove housing then pull off the junction box cover,
installed ballasts and lampholders. Remove ballast from the cover by
unscrewing the two screws. Install new ballast, wire to supply wires in the
junction box. Replace housing and trim.
INSTALLING TRIMS (FIgure 6)
TORSION SPRINGS: Pull out the slotted spring pryouts. Squeeze the arms
together and insert them into the slotted tabs on the
inside of the housing. Push upward fully so springs will
hold trim in place.
Bar Hanger
Optional T-Bar Clip
Note: Tighten screw to secure
hanger bar to T-Bar
T-Bar
Bar Hanger
PRESSURE SPRINGS: Bend the slotted tabs upward and insert the trim into
the housing. Push upward fully and pressure springs
will hold trim in place.
White to White
Use only those trims, lamps and maximum wattages proper for this fixture,
as indicated on the label within the housing. Do not exceed maximum
wattage lamp shown for each trim.
Black to Black
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS:
• Read all the instructions before installation. Save instructions for later use.
• Turn off power at fuse or circuit breaker box before installation or before doing any
maintenance work.
• Product must be grounded to avoid potential electric shock and any other potential
hazards.
• Product must be mounted in locations and at heights and in a manner consistent
with its intended use, and in compliance with National Electrical Code and local
codes. Use of accessory equipment is not recommended.
• Installing contrary to instructions may cause unsafe conditions.
• Do not block light from the trim aperture, in whole or in part, as this may cause
unsafe conditions.
• Warning: Risk of fire. Most dwellings built before 1985 have supply wire rated at
60°C. Consult a qualified electrician before installation.
• To avoid hazards to children, account for all parts and properly dispose of all
packing materials.
• Call the Technical Support department at ConTech Lighting with any installation
questions: 847.559.5500.
Ground Wire
All specifications subject to change without notice.
1.847.559.5500
www.contechlighting.com
This document can be recycled.
RL113213 INST
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