Connection boxes can be located behind drywall

Why can the connections of a recessed luminaire be buried in drywall, but not in junction boxes?

TFK

The light will be exactly where it is later in the future and in sight.

Hiding a junction box only creates problems for everyone involved. When something goes wrong or you decide to try something and you have to rip it up to achieve it, you don't want to hide it again. Finding things, getting to them safely without damaging the wires, and especially finding them when you don't even suspect that there is one, is a real problem.

My old house has both hidden boxes and powered button and tube connectors that, thanks to the previous owner, were reused in his "complete rewiring of the house". When wiring buttons and tubes, boxes are not used at all, but almost everywhere they wanted. Fixing bugs is terrible.

If you don't want to see junction boxes, avoid them by planning the connections.

Almost Petey

The box is removable to access the junction box.

TFK

@SpeedyPetey Yes and ...? What are you trying to say

Almost Petey

TFK, apparently you are saying the opposite, that the boxes will be buried.

TFK

@SpeedyPetey No, I'm just referring to a typical junction box like it was his question. He asked why a normal junction box couldn't be hidden behind a wall.

Almost Petey

Actually, he seems to know that a box cannot be buried and asks why it is in the light. Either way, do me a favor and edit your answer so I can remove my -1.