How to Install LED Recessed Lighting in Existing Light Fixture

LED recessed lighting is very popular in homes and businesses. In the past, we used incandescent bulbs or fluorescent bulbs in recessed housing. Now LED bulbs are more and more popular. Compared to incandescent bulbs, LED bulbs save over 80% energy. Their lifespan is ten times longer than incandescent bulbs. LED bulbs are the best choice for most people.

How to Change Traditional Recessed Lighting to LED?

  1. If it’s a new house, we recommend buying LED recessed lights with a driver.
  2. If it’s an old house, the most cost effective solution is an LED recessed light kit with an E26 base. It can be installed into the existing recessed housing, which is a direct replacement for incandescent bulbs or fluorescent bulbs in the light fixture.

How to Install LED Recessed Lighting in an Existing Light Fixture – Direct Replacement

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For security reasons, please make sure the POWER IS TURNED OFF at the source to the existing fixture before installing the recessed lighting. Then remove the old bulb from the existing light socket. After that, check if the light bulb is intact, if so, you can install it using the guide below.

  1. Thread the Socket Adapter

    To start with, please thread the socket adapter into the socket.

  2. Connect the Bulb Socket Adapter

    Plug the female connector of the retrofit trim onto the male connector of the socket adapter assembly.

  3. Insert the Spring Arms

    Squeeze both torsion spring arms together and insert into the torsion spring slots (or c-clips) of the can.

  4. Place the Bulb

    Tuck all wires into the can and carefully push the retrofit trim into can.
    Using the four simple steps, above, you have successfully installed a recessed LED bulb into an existing light fixture. Then turn on the power and check the light, to make sure you get what you want.

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2 thoughts on “How to Install LED Recessed Lighting in Existing Light Fixture”

  1. Donald L Le Vangie

    Have a question on my eight existing LE 6.5 watt 3″ spot lights the housing takes the LE 6.5 watt led spot lights. All having worked very well until today as of which I thought was a bad spot light but come to find out there is a problem with the electrical supply to this one light but I cant get the light can back out of the dry wall to check the electrical connection. Need advice on how to get the can to release from the three clips from holding it thoroughly to the dry wall.
    Appreciate the help or where I can go a supplier that carries this spot light. I originally purchased them from Home Depot.
    cell/text 904 742 5716 or email

    1. Hi Don,
      I’m sorry for that. Could you please provide the order number, and our team will try to send a new light to replace the bad one. Or you can directly Email to to get the after-sales service.

      Best regards,

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