Good afternoon - I am finishing my basement, 9' walls, and I plan to install a suspended ceiling at about 8', so I don't have to build soffits around ducts, etc. So there will be about a foot difference between my floor joists and my suspended ceiling.

I notice they have both new construction and remodel recessed light housing. The new construction I could used and attach to the ceiling grid (if I read the box correctly) and the remodel appears as though it would just sit on top of the ceiling tile.

Can someone recommend which type would better suit my situation, and also recommend which name brand (Halo at Home Depot, Thomas at *******, etc) housing will do the job.

Thanks!