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Home Recessed Lighting in a Condominium Kitchen FinishedTwoLightsHolesPatched-480x360-044Copyrighted

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A complete rough patch. After 24 hours it can have another coat of joint compound applied. After that dries and is sanded, the ceiling can be painted.

The round hole from the former existing ceiling electrical box was patched using a filler piece of drywall that was cut from one of the light fixture cut-outs. A piece of wood was laid across the opening to support the filler piece. A drywall rasp is good for shaping drywall.

The bulbs used in the recessed lights are 70 watt BR40 halogen light bulbs which are approximately equal in light output to a 100 watt BR40 incandescent light bulb.
A hole was cut in the middle of the ceiling to facilitate the installation of the wires. The center round box was the original feed for the old ceiling light.