Commercial Electric CER3GR313BNP Instructions / Assembly

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS - 3” REMODEL / NEW
CONSTRUCTION RECESSED LIGHTING KIT
CER3GR313WHP
CER3GR313BNP
CER3GR313BCBP
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INSTALLING THE HOUSING
TOOLS & MATERIALS REQUIRED
Flathead screwdriver, insulated pliers, keyhole saw or 3 ¼” hole saw, ladder,
and pencil
GETTING STARTED
1. Choose the location for the fixture(s), keeping in mind the 6” depth
clearance, accessibility for the electrical supply, and the 1/2” clearance
from the joists, floor boards, or any other combustible material.
CAUTION
Before assembling your lighting fixture, refer to the “Electrical
Connections” section. If you feel you do not have electrical wiring
experience, refer to a do-it-yourself wiring handbook or have your fixture
installed by a qualified licensed electrician.
NOTE: This fixture is a Non-IC type housing. Do not install insulation
within 3 in (76 mm) of the housing. (Fig. 1) In addition, the housing
must be installed at least ½” away from any combustible material, such
as a wood joist or floorboard. The ceiling surface is exempt from this
requirement and may be in contact with the bottom part of the housing.
MAKING THE HOLE/RUNNING THE SUPPLY WIRING TO THE HOLE
1. Cut a 3 1/4” hole into the ceiling after choosing the appropriate location.
A template is provided to assist in making the hole. (Fig. 2)
HOLE
INSULATION
KEYHOLE SAW
FIG. 2
HOUSING
FIG. 1
IMPORTANT NOTE
This fixture is for REMODEL applications only. In a remodel application,
a ceiling surface already exists and there is no access above the surface to
the ceiling joists. To install this fixture, a hole must be made in the existing
ceiling from the room side. Then, electrical wiring must be run to this hole
and connected to the fixture. The fixture is, finally, inserted into the ceiling
hole, which secures itself to the ceiling surface, using special wing brackets..
This fixture cannot be used for NEW-CONSTRUCTION applications,
where the ceiling surface has not yet been installed and the ceiling joists are
still exposed and accessible.
Typically, a NEW-CONSTRUCTION
installation is needed when a new house is being built and the building
structure is still exposed. For new-construction installations, the ceiling joist
will be providing the primary fixture support.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
1. To ensure the success of the installation, be sure to read these
instructions and review the diagrams thoroughly before beginning.
2. All electrical connections must be in accordance with local code,
ordinances. If you are unfamiliar with methods of installing electrical
wiring, secure the services of a qualified licensed electrician.
3. Before starting the installation, disconnect electricity at the circuit breaker
or the fuse box. Disconnecting power by using the wall switch is not
sufficient to prevent electrical shock.
4. Check if the power source is suitable for the added electrical load.
Power should be supplied by a 110/120 volt, 60 Hz single circuit. A
standard 120 volt, 15 amp branch circuit is designed to carry a maximum
load of 1800 watts. We recommend that the total wattage of all the lights
and appliances on that circuit, not exceed 80% or 1440 watts, of the
maximum electrical capacity.
5. This fixture is designed to be used on ceiling surfaces that are 3/8”,
1/2”, or 5/8” thick. It cannot be used on any other ceiling thickness.
UNPACK THE FIXTURE
FIG. 3
HOLE
CEILING
CABLE
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS (Fig. 4)
WARNING: First disconnect electricity at the circuit breaker or the fuse
box. Disconnecting power by using the wall switch is not sufficient to
prevent electrical shock.
1. Detach the junction box by squeezing it until its notched tab clears the
holding screw and lifting it up.
2. Break off one of the round knockouts from the junction box using a
screwdriver.
A. FOR BX (ARMORED) CABLE - Secure an appropriately sized BX
cable connector to the knockout opening. Feed the BX cable through
the connector, providing 3” of slack inside the junction box. Tighten the
connector to secure the cable in place.
B. FOR NM (ROMEX) CABLE – Secure an appropriately sized NM cable
connector to the knockout opening. Feed the NM cable through the
connector, providing 3” of slack inside the junction box. Tighten the
connector to secure the cable in place.
3. Remove at least 3” of the cable’s outer sheath and remove the plastic or
paper over-wrap. Strip approximately 3/8” of insulation from the ends of
all supply wires. Using wire nuts (not included), make the following wire
connections:
WHITE SUPPLY WIRE (NEUTRAL)
TO WHITE FIXTURE WIRE
BLACK SUPPLY WIRE (HOT)
TO BLACK FIXTURE WIRE
GREEN/BARE SUPPLY WIRE (GRND) TO GREEN FIXTURE WIRE
Be sure that there are no loose strands or loose wires.
4. Carefully stuff all wires and wire connections into the junction box.
Replace the junction box onto the housing.
Check the contents of the box. You should have:
TRIM
HOUSING
2. Clear out any insulation necessary to maintain the 3” spacing specified in
the “WARNING” section found in the beginning of these instructions.
(See Fig. 1)
3. Run armored cable (BX) or non-metallic (NM) cable (also known as
Romex) from your circuit breaker or fuse panel to the 3 1/4” hole,
providing 6” to 8” of slack extending below the hole. Cable having up to
12 AWG wiring may be used. (WARNING - Use cables having wires
rated 90°C or more.)
TEMPLATE
NOTE: In additional to the main supply cable entering the junction box,
one more cable may be fed into the junction box for providing electrical
power to another light fixture intended to be on the same circuit. No
more than two cables can be fed into the junction box.
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FLEX CONDUIT
(POWER SUPPLY)
JUNCTION
BOX
KNOCKOUT
HOLE
NOTCHED TAB
WIRE
CONNECTOR
HOLDING
SCREW
FLANGE
FIG. 7b
HOUSING
FIG. 4
FIG. 7a
4.
MOUNT THE HOUSING TO THE CEILING
Once the housing is completely inserted into the hole, the wings will
spread open and push down against the ceiling surface, as shown in
Fig. 8.
1. Spread apart both wing brackets and push them upward, toward the
junction box, as shown below. (Fig. 5)
HOUSING
WING
BRACET
FIG. 8
WING
BRACET
CEILING
FIG. 5
INSTALLING THE LIGHT BULB AND TRIM (Fig. 9)
2. Push the wing brackets inward, toward the housing until they are flat
against the side of the housing, as shown below. (Fig. 6)
1. After finishing the ceiling surface, insert the light bulb into the socket and
twist clockwise to lock it in place.
2. Secure the bulb to the trim by angling it into its mounting clip.
3. Slide the trim into the housing until it snaps into the place.
4. Installation is complete. Restore electrical power.
FIG. 6
SOCKET
CEILING
3. Continue to hold the wing brackets flush against the side of the housing.
Insert the housing into the hole. Push the housing into the hole, until its
flange is touches the ceiling. (Fig. 7a & 7b)
FIG. 9
LIGHT
BULB
TRIM
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REMOVING HOUSING FROM CEILING
TROUBLESHOOTING
It may be necessary to remove the housing from the ceiling to inspect the
junction box. To do so:
SYMPTOM
Wall switch or circuit
breaker is off.
1. First turn off electricity at the circuit breaker panel. Turning the power off
by using the wall switch is not sufficient to prevent electrical shock.
2. Use a flathead screwdriver to carefully push the end tab of one of the
wing brackets, upward toward the top of the housing. (Fig.10)
HOUSING
Incorrect or loose wire
The light does not connections
turn on.
Light bulb may be dead.
Test light bulb in a known
working light fixture.
WING
BRACKET
Light bulb is loose.
END TAB
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FLATHEAD
SCREWDRIVER
SOLUTION
Turn on switch or circuit
breaker.
Check wire connections
Replace light bulb.
Tighten light bulb in socket.
PRODUCT MAINTENANCE
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FIG. 10
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Before cleaning fixture, turn off power and allow several minutes for the
fixture to cool down.
To clean the fixture, use a dry or slightly dampened clean cloth (use
clean water, never a solvent) to wipe the surface of the fixture or trim.
Do not use any cleaners with chemicals, solvents or harsh abrasives. If
necessary, use a mild soap to clean off any dirt or stains from the trim.
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3. Push the end tab toward the center of the housing to move the wing
bracket against the side of the housing. (Fig. 11) This should allow the
wing bracket to clear the edge of the hole.
HOUSING
WING
BRACKET
END TAB
FIG. 11
FLATHEAD
SCREWDRIVER
4. Repeat with the end tab of the other wing bracket.
5. Once both wing brackets clear the edge of the hole, slide the housing
out of the hole, until the junction box is accessible. (Fig. 12)
HOUSING
WING
BRACKET
FIG. 12
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