Would someone kindly point me to a catalog of residential recessed lighting fixtures that are not "thick" (depth? height?). By thick I mean they don't stick up into the ceiling cavity very far. A typical 'can' recessed fixture may go ~6". With 2x6 or 2x8 joists from which the ceiling ia hung, that's not a problem. I'm looking for small lights, most likely halogen, that onlu go maybe 1 to 2 inches into the ceiling cavity. Any thoughts welcomed. This is not a DIY project. I'm just gathering ideas for an architect.
1-2" is going to be tough! An MR16 bulb alone is almost 2" tall, and oyu still have to deal with the socket and housing. Ahat is above the ceiling? If it's combustible, you'll need an IC unit, or have to maintain 3" clearance.
Would a "puck" type light work for you? It's not recessed, but is small. I'd use a honeycomb filter on it to reduce glare.
Nora Lighting has a line called "Solutions". They are small, like under cabinet lighting, and the instructions allow ceiling installation (Non IC). They only require about 3/4". They use a 20 watt lamp.