New 290 Electrical Box Supports Light Fixture up to 6lbs

Press Release Summary:

  • Provides two 1/2 inch knockouts for connecting cable as well as a raised ground
  • Zinc-plated steel construction provides 2-hour fire rating
  • Support light fixtures on the ceiling or wall in existing or retrofit applications

Original Press Release:

RACO Expands Old Work Pan Line

South Bend, Indiana December 17, 2019 - RACO introduces the 290 model 3.5" Old Work Pan. This shallow round electrical box mounts light fixtures to existing ceilings or walls. RACO, part of Hubbell Commercial Construction, provides innovative electrical products to commercial and residential markets.

RACO's new 290 electrical box is designed to support light fixtures on the ceiling or wall in existing or retrofit applications. Three and a half inches in diameter and only half inch deep, the shallow pan doesn't interfere with plumbing or other obstructions already inside the wall. The 290 compliments the popular four inch 297 Old Work Pan.

The flange and bracket design allows the 290 to be used on half inch or 5/8 inch drywall without stud mounting. After cutting the proper size hole, simply insert the bracket and tighten the screw to secure the pan in place. The 290 provides two 1/2 inch knockouts for connecting cable as well as a raised ground. Zinc plated steel construction provides a 2-hour fire rating.

RACO's new product provides electrical contractors an effective way to reduce installation time and increase productivity. The 290 will support light fixtures up to 6lbs. Easy to follow instructions and mounting hardware are included. 

Availability of the RACO 290 Old Work Pan begins December 2019. Find more information at

About Hubbell Commercial Construction

Hubbell Commercial Construction includes five brands that provide innovative and cost-effective electrical products with superior customer service for commercial and/or residential markets. RACO creates electrical boxes, covers, and fittings. TayMac crafts in-use covers for outdoor electrical applications. Bell produces weatherproof boxes, covers and outdoor lighting. Wiegmann offers the most complete line of electrical enclosures for OEM, Commercial Construction, and MRO markets. Acme Electric manufactures power conversion and conditioning equipment for industrial, commercial and OEM applications.

These historic brands are part of Hubbell Incorporated, one of the largest electrical manufacturers in North America. The company's history of innovation extends back to 1889. Founder Harvey Hubbell invented the pull chain light switch and electric plug.

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