Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner Excellent buy.
I wanted to replace the old PAR16 60W halogen floods in my dining room window with LED bulbs but there were very few options, I wanted to have the same gimbal feature as well but again replacement bulbs in LED were up in the $30 range anyway so I went with these.
After reading about filing rivets I was a bit apprehensive but went for it anyway since I could always return them. They fit into my old HALO H99T housings without a problem at all, I installed all four in 15 minutes. The existing Lutron magnetic dimmer did not need to be changed either.
- Color is whiter that the 60W halogens they replaced and seem brighter.
- Probably not full spectrum like the halogens but look great and are going to save money on electric.
- Takes a 1/10th of a second to come on but dimming range is excellent from full on to nearly off.
November 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ohzonejoe Improved Design
The newest version has a slightly smaller transformer box that makes the fit easier to install.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by don1232 A great light.
My electrician and I installed 30 + of these cans in a basement project, and never once did we have to file a rivet. If you know what you're doing they're a breeze. They produce great light. And are a great value for the money. Like anything a little experience helps.
May 2, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by neil High Failure Rate
I have about 20 of these units installed in my home. The installation was reasonably easy and they look nice and produce a nice quality light. But, three of these units have failed after being installed for a little over a year. The quality is very disappointing.
November 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kevlarster Dimmable without Flicker, Easy to Install, Nice modern look, Warm 3000K Light, Not Harsh.
Looks great, easy to install and dims nicely with the recommended dimmer switch.
I have plaster ceiling with flooring above. I just cut the 4" hole with a Klein Tools hole saw ($28), purchased 4 (1 for each light) light bulb receptacle with two-wire and screwed the included bulb socket attachment into these which I wired to the dimmer feed. I didn't use housings (this is neither recommended nor to code) but they fit nicely and are secure in the plaster ceiling.
These also dim nicely without flicker using the recommended dimmer and 4 lights wired together.
The gimbal swivels 360 deg, and tilts approx 30 deg with an equal amount protruding from the trim. The LED mount has an eyeball effect, but it is clean, not like a traditional eyeball-style light.
January 17, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by kento A nice looking replacement for a 4" can with installation issues.
It took a while to figure out why the fixture would not fully insert into the can, not allowing it to be flush with the ceiling. It turns out that the 2 rivets holding the metal standoff that supports the electronics need to be filed down to allow the unit to seat properly in the can. If you don't mind having to modify the product to circumvent this design flaw, it works well and looks nice. Since there's no simple bulb in this unit, I do have reservations about the cost of replacing the light should it fail after the seemingly short 3 year warranty. LED bulbs from other manufacturers typically carry a 6 year guarantee.
January 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Great light
I was suprised by the amount of light these fixtures put out. I was worried that they wouldn't be bright enough but I was wrong, in fact I am puting them on a dimmer now because I put too many lights in if that's possible. I like that they are adjustable and flexiible enough for directional lighting. I did have one bad fixture out of the first five that I bought so I am holding my breath on the other 8 that I ordered but Home Depot took the bad one back no questions asked.
July 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JohnD Great LED light
First off, unbeatable price for the product! I could only give it 4 stars on quality as one of the many of those that I bought was defective, yet, HD made it right so no complaints there. Second, forget all the talk talk of grinding rivets. I bought some older ones and that was an issue. The new ones recessed the mounts and solved that problem. They now fit in HALO remodel cans with little issue. Just make sure you line up the clips so they don't mess with the clamps on the remodel can.
Very bright, does dim with a compatible dimmer, but don't expect it to dim as low as a traditional bulb. We put 4 in a 270sqft bedroom with vaulted ceilings (up to 13 ft). It really lights up the space. We never put the dimmer above 60%. For really dim mood lighting, I recommend skipping the LEDs. For kinda dim soft lighting, great!
June 3, 2013