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NICOR Housings for New Construction Applications

NICOR's LED downlights are used for both retrofit projects and new construction projects. If the job is for new construction, a housing (sometimes called a "can") is needed. We carry housings for new construction as well as for remodel projects. Below you will see a housing for new construction shown with a lamp and trim (on the left) and a picture of a remodel housing (on the right).


LED New Construction Downlight HousingLED Remodel Downlight Housing

The new construction housing (on the left) has the adjustable mounting brackets allowing for the housing to be mounted to studs. The remodel housing (on the right) is used for existing ceilings. The entire remodel housing fits into a hole in the ceiling. If the housing is 6", it will fit into a 6" hole. These should be installed by a professional.


Take a look below the products to learn more about the different types of housings that are available.
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NICOR 17002A 6" Airtight Housing NICOR 17002A 6" Airtight Housing

New Construction 6" Housing

Adjustable Bracket - IC Rated

Our Price: $14.99
NICOR 15006A Airtight Housing NICOR 15006A Airtight Housing

New Construction 5" Housing

No Bracket - IC Rated

Our Price: $15.29
NICOR 17004 6" Shallow New Construction Housing NICOR 17004 6" Shallow New Construction Housing

6" New Construction Housing

Non-IC - Shallow

Our Price: $15.99
NICOR 17000 6" Universal New Construction Housing NICOR 17000 6" Universal New Construction Housing

6" New Construction Housing

Non-IC - Universal

Our Price: $16.99
NICOR 17014A-LED-ID Airtight New Construction Housing NICOR 17014A-LED-ID 6" Airtight Shallow Housing

Best Housing for New Construction 5-6" LEDs

Ideal Connector - IC Rated

Our Price: $18.99
NICOR 19000A-LED-ID Airtight New Construction Housing NICOR 19000A-LED-ID 4" Airtight Housing

Best Housing for New Construction 4" LEDs

IDEAL Connector - IC Rated

Our Price: $18.99
NICOR 19002A Airtight Housing NICOR 19002A 4" Airtight Housing

New Construction 4" Housing

Adjustable Bracket - IC Rated

Our Price: $19.49
NICOR 13200A-LED Airtight New Construction LED Housing NICOR 13200A-LED 3” New Construction LED Housing

Best Housing for New Construction 3" LEDs

IDEAL Connector - IC Rated

Our Price: $19.99
NICOR 17002ANB 6" No-Bracket New Construction Housing NICOR 17002ANB 6" Non-Bracket New Construction Housing

New Construction 6" Housing

Airtight - No Bracket - IC Rated

Our Price: $19.99
NICOR 13100 3" Universal New Construction Housing NICOR 13100 3" Universal New Construction Housing

3" New Construction Housing

Non-IC - Universal

Our Price: $27.00
NICOR 12201-LED 2” LED New Construction Housing NICOR 12201-LED 2” LED New Construction Housing

Best Housing for New Construction 2" LEDs

IDEAL Connector

Our Price: $29.99
NICOR 14000A Airtight New Construction LED Housing NICOR 14000A 4" Low-Volt New Construction Housing

Airtight New Construction 4" Housing

Universal - Low Volt - Non-IC Rated

Our Price: $30.99
NICOR 17009A 6" Airtight New Construction Housing NICOR 17009A 6" Airtight New Construction Housing

6" New Construction Housing

IC Rated - Airtight

Our Price: $34.99
NICOR 17020A 6" Slope Ceiling Housing NICOR 17020A Slope Ceiling Housing

6" Slope New Construction Ceiling Housing

Popular for Gimbal and Eyeball

Our Price: $39.99
NICOR 12200A-LED 2” IC/AT New Construction Housing NICOR 12200A-LED 2” IC/AT New Construction Housing

Best Housing for New Construction 2" LEDs

IDEAL Connector - IC Rated

Our Price: $39.99
NICOR 13000 3" Low Voltage New Construction Housing NICOR 13000 3" New Construction Housing

3" New Construction Housing

Low Voltage and Universal

Our Price: $49.00
NICOR 17025SSA Super-Sloped Ceiling Airtight Housing NICOR 17025SSA Super-Sloped Ceiling Airtight Housing

6" Super-Sloped New Construction Housing

Popular for Gimbal and Eyeball

Our Price: $49.99
NICOR 14102A 4" Low Voltage New Construction Housing NICOR 14102 4" Universal Airtight Low-Volt Housing

New Construction 4" Housing

Universal - Low Volt - IC Rated

Our Price: $49.99
   
 

There are different attributes and options available on housings. Each new construction housing and remodel housing are available with some or all of the following options:


Airtight - To keep the home insulated, this airtight option will now allow airflow to escape. This can keep energy costs down.


Shallow - This housing is for ceilings where there is not much room to operate (i.e. a ceiling between the 1st and 2nd stories). These shallow housings measure about 5.75 inches, compared to a traditional 7.5 inch housing.


IC Rated - Insulation Contact Rated. This means that insulation can literally cover the housing (insulation can be set directly on/around the housing).


Non-IC Rated - Insulation cannot touch the housing for safety purposes. The insulation must be kept at least 3 inches from the housing.


No Bracket - Each housing has a round bracket inside the housing that holds the light bulb base in place (you can see this on the picture below). Housings without the bracket have the light bulb base hanging freely. The brackets can also be removed from any of the other models. Customers that use retro-fit LED downlights such as the DLR Series do not need a bracket.


Downlight Housing Bracket Example

Adjustable Bracket - This housing has an adjustable bracket that can be adjusted up or down to fit abnormally small or large bulbs.


Sloped Housing / Super Sloped Housing - These housings are meant for pitched ceilings allowing for a straight downward light on a sloped ceiling. Sloped Housings will work with ceilings that slope between 10° and 26.5°. The super sloped housings will work with ceilings that slope within the range of 30° and 42.5°. See image below.