I recently installed several H7ICATs in my new kitchen remodel. The insulator was here yesterday and blew in celulose in the crawl space above. Today I installed some temporary 75 watt old fashined bulb incandecants - now the lights are cutting out.

The specs say 75 watts max. I'm wondering why I'm getting overlamped.

We are probably eventually going to go with either CFLs or LEDs (when the price comes down) or 65 watt halogens - I put the 75s in so I would have more light to work by - but I'm wondering why the fixtures aren't handling the specified max.

Do I have a problem or a moot point when I settle on either lower watt halogens od cfls or LEDs?


Model # H7ICAT

Airtight : Yes
Aperture width (in.) : 6
Assembled Depth (in.) : 7.5 in
Assembled Height (in.) : 7.5 in
Assembled Width (in.) : 10.5 in
CSA Listed : Yes
Can Type : 6 in. New Construction
Collection Name : N/A
Depth Adjustable Socket : Yes
ETL Listed : No
ETL Safety Listed : No
Energy Star Compliant : No
Energy Star qualified : No
Housing depth (in.) : 10.5
I/C Compatible : Yes
IC Rated : Yes
Insulation contact : Insulation contact
Interior Lighting Product Type : Recessed Housing
Item Weight : 3 lb
Light Source : Incandescent
Manufacturer Warranty : standard
Maximum Bulb Wattage : 75 W
New Construction or Remodel : New Construction
Number of Housings Included : 1
Product Weight (lb.) : 3 lb
Product type : Hanger
Recommended bulb type : PAR 30
Reflector finish family : Aluminum
Safety Listing : Yes
Size : 6
Size : 6 in.