For ConTech Lighting RL8SQF 8" Square Non-IC CFL Recessed Housing; New Construction or Remodel
INSTALLATION PROCEDURES
Mounting
Support
Junction Box
Bracket Support
Optional
Strap
Ballast
C-Channel
Bars
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.
HOUSING INSTALLATION:
• Locate the center of the proposed opening on your ceiling. Ceiling opening
should be 9-1/8" x 9-1/8" square. Cut the ceiling with a keyhole saw or
equivalent along marked line.
• Remove the trim from the housing by removing the wing nut from the inside
top of trim.
• Install optional C-Channel bars (HBC-24) (Fig. 1). Bend the top and bottom tabs
of the mounting support brackets to hold C-Channels in place.
• Position fixture in ceiling. Secure mounting channels to T-Bar. NOTE: For
drywall, fixture must be mounted to ceiling structure prior to dry walling.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION:
• Local electrical codes should be consulted to determine acceptable installation: conduit, flexible non-metallic cable (Romex) or flexible metallic cable (BX).
• Insert incoming wires carefully into junction box using one of the available
knock-outs (FIG. 2). The junction box cover with attached ballast has three
wires with convenience connectors: a black (hot), a white (neutral) and a green
(ground). Connect the incoming black feed wire to the black wire, the incoming
white feed wire to the JBox white wire, and the incoming ground (may be green
or bare) to the green JBox wire. NOTE: There is also a third green wire inside
the junction box that needs to be connected to bothe the incoming green wire
and the green wire extending from the JBox.
• Replace the J-Box cover.
Adjustable
Slot
2
Housing Trim
White to White
BALLAST REPLACEMENT:
If the ballast is not working properly, replace with the same ballast type.
Ballast replacement should be done by a qualified electrician. Turn off
power at fuse or circuit breaker box before replacing the ballast.
Black to Black
• Remove lamp. Remove wing nut from inside top of trim and remove trim.
• Remove J-Box cover where lamp sockets are mounted to gain access to
opposite J-Box cover to which ballast is attached.
• Pull off J-Box cover with ballast attached.
• Replace ballast with a factory approved ballast, wire new ballast the same as
the old ballast.
• Re-install J-box covers, re-install trim and lamp.
Ground Wires
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.
All specifications subject to change without notice.
1.847.559.5500
www.contechlighting.com
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