Rated 2.6 out of 5Â by 15
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 2 out of 5Â 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 1 out of 5Â by Bruce Rubbish
Bought 12 of these. Initially ,delay when switching on was only a second or two. Now after two weeks delay is up to ONE minute,and then they do not all come on at once!! Tried numerous dimmer switches but still the same problem.
Tried a Halo 4" in the fittings and that was fine,so new wiring was good.
This has cost me a lot of money in visits with an electrician to troubleshoot.
I will be returning them and replacing them either with Halo LED or low energy.
NOT the standard I expect from Home Depot products.
September 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â 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 driverâ¦â¦okâ¦.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 installâ¦..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 1 out of 5Â by tchestman Way to bright, white light is too much
These lights are 3000K, I didn't know what Kelvin was until I researched why these lights are very white and bright white. Go with a 2700 K, much more comfortable.
October 19, 2014