WAC Lighting HR-301E 3" Trim Recessed Light Housing for Remodel Construction - Non-IC Rated

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Technical Specs

Specification Sheet
Installation Guide
Airtight No
Bulb Base Bi Pin
Bulb Type Halogen
Collection 3-Inch Recessed Housings
Energy Star No
Housing Type Remodel Housing
IC Rating Non-IC
Light Direction Down Lighting
System Type H Track
Theme Modern
Trim Size 3
UL Listed Yes
UL Rating Damp Location

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  • Recessed Trims Recommended

This WAC Lighting housing is a low voltage, non-IC rated housing with an integrated electronic transformer that accommodates a 120 volt input and is meant for new construction projects.

The trim for this housing is not included. We have provided trim options for you - once you add the housing to the cart, you can choose which trim style you want that fits this housing. 

Product Features:

  • Aperture or cut-out size of the hole: 3.88"
  • For use with 3" trims
  • J-Box and transformer are accessible through the ceiling
  • Suitable for "shallow" joist installations
  • 5 year WAC product warranty on this housing

Product Specifications:

  • Non-IC-Rated - this housing must have a 3" clearance from any insulation when being installed
  • Utilizes 12V MR16 50W lamps (sold separately)
  • Standards - UL and cUL rated for use in damp locations

Transformer Specifications:

  • Integrated electronic transformer
  • 120V input with a 50 watt max output
  • 1 watt minimum load
  • Advanced auto-reset, soft start and short circuit protection
  • Dimming - transformer can be dimmed with electronic low voltage (ELV) dimmer


  • Housing is 20 gauge steel that is painted black
  • Frame, junction box and hanger bars are heavy gauge galvanized steel
  • Electrical components within the can are a bi-pin ceramic socket with nickel plating and 18 gauge teflon insulated wires with fiberglass sleeves

Junction Box:

  • Three half inch knockouts for easy wire entry and exit
  • Rated for chain wiring


  • Three heavy gauge inner retention clips push out on to ceiling or other mounting surface to firmly hold housing in place
  • Accommodates mounting surface up to 3/4" thick

Additional WAC Lighting Links

Our SKU: HR-301E

This product is listed under the following manufacturer number(s):

  • N/A

*Denotes a finish or option that has been discontinued

3 Questions from the Community

  • The WAC Lighting HR-301E is used with Halogen bulbs and cannot be used with a dimmer.

    What type of dimmer is best suited for this model? Model number please.

    A. The WAC Lighting HR-301E is used with Halogen bulbs and cannot be used with a dimmer.

  • Insulation can be touched yes, it does get itchy though.

    can can touch insulation

    A. Insulation can be touched yes, it does get itchy though.

  • The WAC Lighting HR-301E is made to be mounted in a ceiling so it's ok if it's touching wood.

    can this fixture be installed touching on 2 sides wood, im looking to install in an arch that was constructed with 2x4's with 4" gap in between them

    A. The WAC Lighting HR-301E is made to be mounted in a ceiling so it's ok if it's touching wood.

Warranty Info

WAC warrants to the first non-dealer purchaser of any of its products that they are to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the date of purchase.

If a product is defective, WAC's obligation is expressly limited to repair or replacement, without charge, at WAC's factory after prior written return authorization has been granted. WAC's obligation under this warranty shall not extend beyond the distributor's initial purchase price of the product and accordingly any consequential damages or labor costs arising out of a defect are expressly excluded.

This warranty shall not apply to products that have been altered, improperly installed, mishandled or misused. Notice of a defect in writing must be received by WAC within five (5) years from the date of purchase.

Excluded from the five (5) year warranty are all light bulbs, which are warranted to perform satisfactorily to the industry standard burning hours rating, but in no event shall such warranty exceed five (5) years from the date an account purchases product that includes light bulbs from WAC. Also excluded from the five (5) year warranty are the HID and Fluorescent ballasts, which have a warranty from the manufacturer of the ballast and WAC will not accept any responsibility or liability on the ballasts whatsoever. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION ON THE FACE HEREOF INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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