I am about to purchase about 50 hi-hat recessed lights for various locations of the house. The problem is I can't decide whether I should get the remodel kind or the new construction kind. The housing will be the same size, same trim everything else is the same.
I originally thought I would get the new construction kind for where I have the ceiling sheetrock removed, and where I do not have the sheetrock down, I will use the remodel kind. That figures to be about 28 new construction and 22 remodel. All of them will be IC models.
But then I started thinking, is this a good idea, that some are remodel and some are new construction, if I need to replace one in the future, it would be difficult to remembe which is which, I can make a sketch and make some notes, but perhaps it's easier to use the remodel kind for all of them, get all the wiring in place, then hang new sheetrock then install the lights then.