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For ConTech Lighting 4", 6" and 8" Architectural Grade Non-IC Vertical Lamp Recessed Housings
INSTALLATION PROCEDURES
• 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)
• If fixture is to be switched from a wall switch, make sure black power supply wire is
connected to the switch. DO NOT connect the white supply wire to the switch.
• Make certain no bare wires are exposed outside the wire nut connectors.
NEW CONSTRUCTION INSTALLATION:
Install hanger bars to fixture, ensure end tab is facing outward. (Figure 2) 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 5-1/8" hole for 4" fixtures, a 6-1/2"
hole for 6" fixtures, or a 7-7/8" hole for 8" fixtures.
JOIST: 2" x 8"
INSULATION
3"
CEILING MATERIAL
Nail In Tabs
SUSPENDED CEILING INSTALLATION:
Locate proposed fixture center in ceiling tile and cut a 5-1/8" hole for 4" fixtures, a
6-1/2" hole for 6" fixtures, or a 7-7/8" hole for 8" fixtures. 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: Op-tional 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.
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. Make sure to splice black to black
(hot) and white to white (neutral). Connect green ground wire to green grounding pigtail.
Insulate connections with proper size wire nuts (not provided). After splicing is completed, insert wires carefully into junction box. Replace cover.
GROUNDING:
For Romex or 3-wire BX, flexible metal cable installations attach supply ground lead
(green) to bare copper ground lead or ground screw in wiring box mounted on plaster
frame. Local electrical codes should be consulted to determine acceptable installation:
conduit, romex or flexible metal cable.
Joist
Bar Hanger
TRIM INSTALLATION:
Refer to lamp wattage label in the housing for approved lamps and corresponding trims.
Make sure the trim ring is in place on the reflector. Attach the reflector to the socket
assembly with (2) screws through keyslots. Push reflector with trim ring and socket
housing through the hole in plaster frame until flush with ceiling. Spring clip tension can
be adjusted by bending spring clip
BALLAST REPLACEMENT:
If the ballast is not working properly, replace with the same ballast type. (Figure 5)
Remove screws from the trim and pull down trim. Pull off the junction box cover installed
ballast and remove ballast from the cover by unscrewing the two screws. Install new
ballast and wire to same colored wire connectors on the back of the ballast according to
the diagram on the ballast, then wire to supply wires in the junction box. Replace trim as
instructed above.
• 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.
• The National Electrical Code, Article 110-3(B), states that “Listed or labeled equipment
shall be used or installed in accordance with any instructions included in the listing or
labeling.” Use only with Con-Tech UL listed trims. Use of other trims not listed in this
fixture, including those that are UL classified, is a violation of N.E.C. 110-3(B) and voids
all warranties.
Optional T-Bar Clip
Note: Tighten screw to
secure hanger bar
to T-Bar
T-Bar
Bar Hanger
5
White to White
Black to Black
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS:
• Read all the instructions before installation. Save instructions for later use.
• These fixtures are listed in full comliance with UL1598.
• 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.
Supply conductors (power wires) connecting the fixture must be rated at minimum of 90°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
6
Ceiling
Socket Assembly
Trim
All specifications subject to change without notice.
1.847.559.5500
www.contechlighting.com
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