Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 16
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NMJOE Easy install
Our ceilings needed an upgrade from acoustical to a knockdown. It was the perfect time to install more lighting. My electrician and I installed these with ease in a short day. We are extremely pleased with the appearance and quality of light (at a reduced cost of electricity!!!).
June 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pmack Plenty Bright
Installed this over a full sized fibergless shower stall and it certainly provides enough light. I don't mind but the Mrs. says she needs sunglasses. Put it on the same switch as the exhaust fan so I can't use a dimmer. I have access to the attic so the install was easier (I still used the clips not the bar hangers). If you've installed this type of retro fit "can" light before you should have no trouble. If this is your 1st go at it, take your time, especially cutting the hole! You can always make the hole bigger but you'll have a heck of a time trying to patch it if it's to big.
November 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Randy Nice light for small area - But I agree with the reviews on the install.
I read the reviews before I purchased 4 of these for my over the mirror bathroom lighting. I needed a small light, I put 2 over each mirror (double sink vanity). The lights look great, the hole says cut 3.25" so I bought a 3.25" hole saw, trust me if you make the hole any bigger it won't work. I really think it might have worked better at 3.125" or maybe 3" with some sanding. at 3.25" it was nearly too big.
I had paneling over the cabinets so I took it off and had access over the top of the hole or I would not have been able to install (replaced the paneling with drywall because I was going through wood and it was 1.25" thick in stead of just 1/2" sheetrock. At first I did not think it would work at all because the clips were too tight with the extra thickness, so I just pushed real hard on the clip and helped along the top and amazingly the clips locked and these things are very tight.
Also the light barely squeezed in through the hole, luckily I was able to wire after the install which made it easier to place them through the hole.
Overall I am happy with the lights, they put off great light and should save a little $$ over the old globe incandescent bulbs.
February 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sparky pleased with 3" LED recessed baffle kit
I just installed four #046335979550 3" LED recessed baffle kits and didn't have any problems thanks to suggestions from other reviewers. First I removed each LED assembly from its housing and installed a Romex connector (#050169914915) and enough 14-2G NM wire to reach the junction box. Then I drilled a hole for each fixture with a #045242223701 3" hole saw and used a long kitchen knife to cut a slit in the attic insulation for the housing. Next I bent the NM wire tightly against the Romex connector which provided just enough clearance to press the wire and box through the 3" hole and into the attic. With the mounting clips pulled back into the housing I rotated the unit into the hole and pressed it up and flush with the 1/2" drywall ceiling. Then I pressed the mounting clips into place and reinstalled the LED assembly. The fixtures are wired to a #027557811491 dimmer. My wife and I are pleased with the new lights.
Note: I did not receive an Iowa BeBright / Alliant Energy / Home Depot automatic rebate for Energy Star lighting although it appears that I met all the requirements.
October 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Horrible/Great
Buyer beware of the North Hollywood Fl. Store in Oakwood Plaza, is thee most unorganized, understaffed mess of a store, empty shelves & misplaced items. Unfortunately this is the closest Home Depot to my residence, therefore I speak with authority regarding many visits to the store. As for the lights we used them as accent lights in a large walk in shower 3 in a row about 3" off wall spaced evenly,(48" wide shower) this contemporary lighting effect on a dimmer switch highlights the bling of our fixtures & wall border, yet casts plenty of light around the enclosure should you chose increase the dim feature. However, if you use this store to ship to, or expect them to be there, GOOD LUCK to you. Trust me there will be a problem along the way.
February 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYgal Very bright!
Nice for my kitchen. I just installed one over my work area. Just a hint when you are installing-- I agree with others that an accurate hole in the ceiling is a must, but also when hooking up the wires it is important to knock out the holes in the right places. The box is very small and the cable clamps ( not included) with the wires attached make it hard to squeeze the light into the 3 inch hole in the ceiling. Knock one of the holes on the side and the other on the end. I knocked out both sides and it was difficult to get up into the ceiling with wire "ears" sticking out. I did manage and am very pleased with the light.
December 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RedLodger Remove Light before installing
I installed one of these with the optional frame and rails in a very tight ceiling location over a stairway. Before installation, I attempted to remove the light from the can, and noticed that it had 3 lock tabs holding it in place. You have to press in these tabs to remove the light, and if you install the light back in the same orientation, you will not be able to remove it after the installation. To get around this since I am doing new construction and have to remove the light for the sheetrock installation, I simply rotated the light when I pushed it up into the housing so the locking tabs do not line up with the holes in the can. There is sufficient friction to hold the light in the can, and I can easily remove it by pulling down.
May 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Terrible---avoid these lights
These are the WORST recessed lights I have ever installed. And, I've installed hundreds of them. The clips that are suppossed to secure them to the ceiling are the worst...they don't work. Further more, these lights are pretty expensive. I purchased 13 and returned all of them after wasting about 3 hours to get 3 in the ceiling. I went to Lowes and purchased 13 others that were a superior design at $12 less per light! These need to be recalled...they're terrible!
March 24, 2014