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I am trying to redo my bonus room as a theater and will be starting construction this weekend.

But I am quite confused with the offerings for smaller can lights. I am building a new soffit and I would like some smaller can lights. But confusingly the old construction kits in 4" and especially 3" are much cheaper than the cost of a new work housing + trim.

Is there any good reason to go with the new construction housings?
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The new work housings are attached to the joists where as the remodel housings rely on the drywall. Personally I would go with the new work housing they are better, silly to go with remodel housings in a new construction..
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The new work housings are attached to the joists where as the remodel housings rely on the drywall. Personally I would go with the new work housing they are better, silly to go with remodel housings in a new construction..

So will the remodel lights fail in some way? The issue is I can find 12$ 3" remodel kits but just the housing without trim for the new construction is 20$. So they end up costing like 3x the price.
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I use those 4 and 3 inch remodel kits all the time. they are very easy to install, just be sure you have the right size hole saw.
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