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The Can Converter R56 Recessed Can Light Conversion Kit for 5" and 6" Recessed Cans

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  • Perfect For: Entry Lighting, Living Rooms, Dining Rooms, Hallways, Kitchens, Bath Rooms, Garages ...or wherever you have a recessed can light!
  • Ceiling Fans, Flush Mounts, Hanging Lights, Pendants & Stems, Chandeliers
  • Easy to follow instructions
  • No major remodeling or demolition needed
  • 50 lb. load rating for light fixtures and 35 lb. load rating for ceiling fans
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Product Description

 The Can Converter R56 Recessed Can Light Conversion Kit for 5" and 6" Recessed Cans by Woodbridge Lighting The R56 Can Converter converts 5" or 6" recessed can lights in minutes. The Can Converter is a revolutionary product that adapts almost any recessed light fixture or can light to work with other types of light fixtures. This handy light adapter makes it a snap for anyone to install can light conversions. You can modify can lights to hang a ceiling fan, ceiling light, light canopy, swag light, pendant light or just about any other type of light fixture in minutes - can conversion has never been so easy! The Can Converter works with most standard types of lights, including juno lighting and halo lighting and most varieties of can light kits, can light fittings and can light hardware. This R56 Can Converter conversion kit comes with a white beveled medallion. Beveled medallions are 7-3/4" outside diameter, 3-7/8" inside diameter, and extend 3/4" down from the ceiling plane. Features: UL Listed for Dry Location Woodbridge Lighting is a quality manufacturer of residential and light commercial lighting fixtures. Their mission is to offer a line of value engineered products that are built to last lifetime, from chandeliers to bath lighting, ceiling lights and outdoor lanterns. With over forty years of combined experience in the manufacturing and importing of lighting products, Woodbridge Lighting is the value choice.

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The R56 Can Converter converts 5" or 6" recessed can lights in minutes. The Can Converter is a revolutionary product that adapts almost any recessed light fixture or can light to work with other types of light fixtures. This handy light adapter makes it a snap for anyone to install can light conversions. You can modify can lights to hang a ceiling fan, ceiling light, light canopy, swag light, pendant light or just about any other type of light fixture in minutes - can conversion has never been so easy! The Can Converter works with most standard types of lights, including juno lighting and halo lighting and most varieties of can light kits, can light fittings and can light hardware.

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Technical Details
Part Number R56WHTFB
Item Weight1.4 pounds
Product Dimensions1 x 1 x 1 inches
OriginUSA
Item model numberR56-BWH
ColorWhite
StyleContemporary
FinishWhite
MaterialMetal
Power Sourcecorded-electric
Wattage1 watts
Item Package Quantity1
Warranty DescriptionWoodbridge Lighting warrants our products against defects in material and workmanship for a period of 1 year from invoice date. Products that were (a) improperly installed, (b) altered, (c) stored or installed in extreme climates, or (d) tampered with or abused are excluded from the warranty.
  
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ASINB000SW5LJK
Best Sellers Rank #18,039 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableDecember 20, 2009
  
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46 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Kean on May 16, 2010
The box screams "install in minutes.. not hours". Well, I'm a very experienced do-it-yourselfer with a garage full of tools and I found this "kit" a time consuming pain to install in hours--- not minutes. It consists of many parts, and instructions that give you a headache after you read them 5 times to figure out what to do, poor cheap photography hard to discern, etc. The "kit" comes with many parts. The killer is you have to drill 3 holes in the can body of your existing fixture ( not a whisper about that step on the box) which is way harder than it sounds. You have no room to position a drill in the small can body... and the metal can is hard to drill. You must use a punch to mark a precise point for the hole-- but the can moves around every time you try to hammer the punch. My drill "walked" all around the can even after using a punch. I felt like a dentist trying to work a drill and tools in such a small space! Then trying to get all the various parts to line up with an infinite variety of lights fixture is problematic. Bottom line- the product is not well designed and is very hard to install despite marketing claims to the contrary. I'm sure a better design is possible-- certainly a good product concept-- just poor design/execution.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By JFeiner on April 17, 2010
It might be a few dollars cheaper to put in a junction box and get rid of the can and replaster your ceiling, but what if you want to change it back later. The Can Convertor is the perfect solution for hanging a lamp or fan where there used to be a can light. And it's incredibly easy to install. Just screw in the electrical connection to the bulb socket and then you have the wires for you new lamp connection. The variety of medallions cover the hole in the ceiling and make it ready for a standard installation. What's not to like? Might be a little pricey if you want finishes other than white.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By GTW on August 10, 2011
Although the product works as stated (sometimes you need a little ingenuity to get it to fit) quality control in manufacturing leaves a lot to be desired. I purchased several of these and each one was defective in one way or another. For the price of the product I would expect the quality to be much, much better. Would I recommend this product to a friend, well that would depend on his or her skill level. This product is not for the faint of heart unless you have a can that has the screws already in the right place.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By KR on January 20, 2012
Installed this today for the first time in about 20-25 mins, where almost half of that was spent looking over the instructions and the overall layout of the converter. There are a number of pieces to the kit, but the (wordy yet descriptive) instructions include many diagrams. I also didn't find the instructions misleading or difficult to understand as I saw in other reviews, however they can appear overwhelming at first since there are many steps with long descriptions.

Take the time to understand what you will be doing before you start.

My can was not listed on the compatibility list but worked no problem. No drilling was required. Once installed, the converter felt quite strong as the brackets and plates are quite thick metal. The hardware included in this set seems to be good quality and strong. When installed properly, I would say this kit was strong enough that your can's connection to the ceiling would break before this kit breaks.

I would certainly buy this again if needed.

Not recommended for first time DIYers, but this really does not require expertise other than using a screwdriver (and possibly a drill depending on your can)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By John A. Halchak on January 12, 2014
Having just spent the better part of 4 hours converting a recessed light and installing a hanging light, I gotten insight as to why some people think its easy and others difficult. The kit clearly is designed assuming a perfect original installation of the recessed light.
Those with a good installation don't have too much trouble. Those whose original installation is a bit off are in for a hard time.
One glaring defect in the kit - the self-tapping screws for installation in the sides of the recessed can are TOO SHORT unless the original can was installed with a perfect fit. The kit needs to have at least two sets of screws with different lengths. As an engineer, I feel it is unconscionable to sell a kit advertised as "easy" and provide short screws that cannot accommodate circumstances that will commonly be experienced. Fortunately, my home workshop includes a variety of screws and I could find sheet metal screws of the required length. Otherwise, I would have never been able to finish the project in one day.
You also will find deficiencies with the length of mounting screws provided by the lamp makers. They often will be too short for the mounting provided by this kit. Again, it would be appropriate for the Can kit makers to take this into account and provide some longer mounting screws.
There are two other makes of conversion kits on the market which appear easier to install than this one, although they may not be appropriate for all installations.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By KJ on September 4, 2012
The materials in this kit are thick and sturdy. When installed, it makes for a very strong feeling mount which I have no concerns about failing while trying to change a bulb or remove a globe to wash it. The biggest complaint many customers have is installation difficulty. I cannot comment on the usefulness of the instructions - I never even unfolded them.

See this youtube video for one of the best sets of 'how-to' animated instructions I've ever seen on anything. Search the following at youtube: The Can Converter R56 PENDANT.

Points of note: If your existing can has the 4-screw or no-screw layout, you WILL have to drill holes in the can, which CAN be a royal PITA. I lucked out and both my cans had the 3-screw arrangement, so I escaped with NO DRILL.

Also, the replacement 'self-tapping can screws' that anchor the main bracket to the can did not work for me, they were too small in diameter. The screws I took out were also too short after the bracket was added. Bottom line - expected to provide a few pieces of your own hardware depending on the model of your can.
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