Elco Lighting EL1499RS Recessed Lighting Can, 4" Low Voltage Non-IC Airtight & Shallow Housing - for Remodel

Model: EL1499RS
Condition: New
Warranty: 2 Years
SKU: 406386
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Elco Lighting EL1499RS Recessed Light Cans

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The EL1499RS low voltage remodel housing has a shallow height of 3 5/8" allows this housing to be used in applications with low clearance. The integral magnetic transformer converts line voltage to 12V removing the need for a remote transformer.For use with 4" Low Voltage Recessed Trims in:

• Black• Bronze• Brushed Nickel• Chrome• Copper• White

This Elco Lighting Product Has a 2 Year Warranty
Customer Reviews

Solves a unique problem

This is a unique item. It is one of the few recessed lighting housings on the market that can be installed in a ceiling which is constructed from 2x4s (not 2x6s or 2x8s). The quality of the housing and the trim (1421C) are very good. I have no complaints. In fact, the clip system for securing the housing works much better than the ones I've used on Halo equipment.

The only downsides: in a shallow (2x4) ceiling such as this and such a small hole, it is very hard to insert the housing into the ceiling. 90-degree clamps were necessary for the electric connections and they had to be positioned only on certain punchout positions or the fixture could not make it into the ceiling. I found it best to remove the screw at the top of the housing, thus detaching the circuit box from the fixture made things easier. This probably violates some rule but it was the only option I could figure out so that the fixture could be clipped in level with the ceiling. If I was designing this from scratch, the transformer would be positioned elsewhere, permitting electrical connections on the end of the device so that the cable clamps and cables can go into the ceiling hole first. This would make insertion much much easier.

In conclusion - if you have a 2x4 ceiling this is one of your few options. The housing works and is of good quality. It is just a little fussy to install.


on 01-06-2011 by Los Gatos DIYer

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Questions & Answers

What is the height of this Elco Lighting can?

by Robert I. on 01-10-2015

Dimensions of the EL1499RS are as follows:Height: 5.5" Ceiling Cut-Out: 4.25"

on 01-13-2015

What size hole is required for this fixture.

by Craig B. on 07-30-2013

The ceiling Ceiling Opening should be : 4 1/4”

on 08-02-2013

wattage bulb?

by Evelyn F. on 04-30-2013

-Lamp: MR16-50W 12V

on 05-02-2013

can the halo and elco trim kits for the 4" low voltage housings be interchanged between brands?

by bennett S. from Washington dc on 06-12-2012

If you are replacing one fixture with another fixture (housing only), you should be fine, as long as the voltage and amperage matches the new fixture, and the new fixture is rated for remodeled installation (not New Construction). 

In regards to trims, some are specific, and some utilize more generic types of retension springs / hooks that allow for a more universal application. For more specific on which housing and trim you are looking to update, call us at 1-877-998-9378 (M-F 8a-4p PST) and a specialist can assist to make sure the correct item is ordered.

on 06-12-2012
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