Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Skiptheplumber If used with a Dimmer Switch
ELIMINATE RADIO STATIC WITH THIS DIMMER SWITCH
I had to install a dimmer switch, because I installed 6 of these can lights in my dinning room.
We needed more light, because just the ceiling fan light, wasn't enough light.
Well these definitely solved that problem, but now it was way to bright.
I had to install a dimmer switch to reduce the lighting so I purchased a Lutron (027557000086) LED CFL compatible dimmer switch, all my radios were buzzing.
Was told it was probably a faulty switch, and to replace it with another one, and bring the other one back for refund.
After installing the second one, all my radios were still buzzing.
Called the main office to talk to the technical department, and they told me that there was only one dimmer switch that was compatible with these lights.
Lutron 300W dimmer (CTELV-303PR-WH)
Skew # 0 27557 83007 2
Installed this, and no static noise whatsoever.
Hope this information helps, before you have to go through all the running back and forth trying to get this problem figured out.
February 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by shoregirl WORST PURCHASE EVER
Contractor installed two in our bathroom. That was 18 months ago...
One has already failed. At an average of 10 hours a day (and that's being generous) the fixture lasted about 5500 hours.
After reading other posts regarding the 3 year warranty, I'd like to know what Home Depot will do for us. Obviously I don't have the receipt so am I stuck having to buy another one? Or replace both with something else?
February 14, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Chuckdianne 1 out of three died within 6 months.
I installed 3 of these in the spring and 1 has already stopped working. This seems like a lot of money for a light that only lasted 6 months. I thought LED's are suppose to last forever. Let's see what happens to the other 2. Will keep you posted.
September 23, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MooneyHome One of 7 failed in 3 months
Economical and look nice in our new kitchen. Unfortunately, one has already failed - just waiting for the other 6 to go. The 3 year guarantee requires a receipt, which I didn't have, since they were installed by a contractor. The customer service for the manufacturer is sending me a new driver for the unit (similar to the ballast for a fluorescent fixture).
August 14, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by tomdor Delay When Switched On
I was really wanted to write a great review for these lights because they look great. The problem, however, is that if you have more than one--I have 4 on one switch--they all turn on at different times when you flip the switch. Like I said, they look great both on and off, but they look really goofy when you go to switch them on and they all come on at different times.
February 20, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BobH They fail too soon
Bought 4 of these lights in early March, 2014. by June of 2104 one had already stopped working. Also noticed that the price is now nearly twice what it was when I first bought them. They originally cost $26.86 ea.
June 24, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by paul ok
8 installed in 4" halo retro fit cans.
pros: pretty easy install (once you stuff the wires into the can and find or drill a hole for the annoying ground wire attachment that you can actually reach with a screw driver……ok….not so easy.. the ground wire is kind of a pain which i bet most diy's cut off) , bright white (do not look up into these bad boys when on unless you like seeing spots), no heat (think about insulated ceilings installs) , low power usage for you green types or old house types worried about overloaded circuits. the biggest pro for me is the heat and power issues.
cons: the big one is on the install…..other retro fits are held into the can with springs which firmly hold the light against the ceiling surface. these lights are held by the force of metal friction clips which do not hold the trim as firmly against the ceiling surface as i would like (yes the cans are firmly installed and are the better halo ones). the springs are better but admittedly are for 6" installs while the smaller 3" and 4" cans won't accommodate your hand and are not drilled out. in the 4" halo cans, there is not much room for the transformer, ground wire and source wires and stuff is pretty much stuffed in there. thank god no light leaks by the trim at the ceiling or these would be a failure. if your cans have any slop whatsoever, these trims will not suck against the ceiling surface.
the orange dot in the light surface. never could figure that one out.
i can't comment on the dimmer situation but given the transformer nature of the product i would think buzzing and burnout are an issue unless one is very specific about the dimmer switch used. try to avoid using them.
nothing is easy unless you phone this one in and let someone else deal with it. but you knew that.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sixtyteen Easy upgrade to LED energy savings
Bought 1 for over my office desk upgrade. Liked it so well I bought 3 more for over the kitchen counter. Easy to change out the old R20 reflector 50W lamps. New LED trims have low glare, have a foam gasket to seal against ceiling, and dim well - although not to the 10% claimed. 25% is more realistic, although it could be the fault of my Leviton toggle dimmer. Even the dimmest setting is brighter than the old 50W floods. Very satisfied - hope they last the claimed 35K hours. I'll be keeping the receipt.
June 23, 2013