My electrician sold me on installing 12 3" low voltage light fixtures (w/gimbel ring type)into a new 11 ft. high drywall kitchen ceiling. Sounded and looked great, except I was unaware as to how difficult it is to re-lamp these, requiring a high ladder and not too safe. (After the fact, he later told me just give him a service call - a self-made lifetime job).
These 50 w lamps seem not to last longer than 6 months without extensively being on and have had to replace 3 so far.
What is the best way to swap out these 3" low voltage fixtures and replace them with standard high hats or flood downlights that can be re-lamped with an extension pole.
Does the low voltage can and box assembly have to be removed from above the drywall ceiling (causing damage) or can a high hat be retrofitted into the low voltage can, or by some other method?
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