WAC Lighting HR-8401E 4" 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 4-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 4
UL Listed Yes
UL Rating Dry Location

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  • Recessed Trims Recommended

This WAC Lighting housing is a low voltage, airtight / non-IC rated housing with an integrated electronic transformer that accommodates a 120 volt input and is meant for remodel 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: 4.5625"
  • For use with 4" trims
  • J-Box and transformer are accessible through the ceiling
  • Suitable for "shallow" joist installations
  • Supplied thermal protection against over-lamping
  • 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 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 galvanized steel that is painted black
  • 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 knockouts and four Romex style wiring connectors provided for ease of installation
  • Rated for chain wiring


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

Additional WAC Lighting Links

Our SKU: HR-8401E

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

  • N/A

*Denotes a finish or option that has been discontinued

2 Questions from the Community

  • The WAC Lighting HR-8401E is damp UL listed.

    Is this housing damp area rated? If it is not, what remodeling version is suggest to mate with HR-D417 in a shower area?

    A. The WAC Lighting HR-8401E is damp UL listed.

  • The WAC Lighting HR-8401E has a mounting depth/clearance of 4 1/2". Hope this helps. Have a great day.

    What is the mounting depth clearance requirement behind the sheetrock?

    A. The WAC Lighting HR-8401E has a mounting depth/clearance of 4 1/2". Hope this helps. Have a great day.

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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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