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Is there any benefit to new construction housing for recessed lights?

margaret17
last month

I'm trying to figure out if there is any benefit to using new construction housing/mounting plates for recessed lights. I am doing new construction so I will have full access to ceiling, but still don't see the point of new construction housings. Many recessed LED lights are canless and snap into the ceiling with a nice air-tight fit. Why would I pay $20-30 extra for new construction mounting plate for those canless lights? Not to mention the extra cost to have the electrician install all those mounting plates.


Even if I'm doing brand new construction, why wouldn't I just run all the wires, install the drywall, and then cut holes and install canless lights? It seems like installing the mounting plates is just an extra unnecessary step. What am I missing?

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