Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 477
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RR Clean looking LED trim (and usually easy to install)
This is a great LED trim light we have used before in other rooms. We wanted to replace an older can light with this LED trim. The installation process should be easy in theory (and was easy in our previous experience with this product). However, this time around, the light would not come on when we turn the switch even though we had the appropriate housing and dimmer switch. After couple of hours of fiddling around with every possible junction along the circuit, it turned out that the connection on the LED trim was loose and fiddling with it make the light turn on. This is why I give an Average on the ease of installation instead of an Excellent. Once it started working though, it looks great and dims as expected.
August 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by daldricht Easy to Install
We have 8 under roof recessed lights that constantly burn out - so have started installing these recessed LED Recessed Lights. They are brighter plus they are totally enclosed - cutting down on dead bugs in the recessed housing. Very easy to install and they look great.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYmama Closest color to traditional lights for lowest price
I love, love, love, traditional warm incandescent can lights. I installed 6 traditional can light housings in my kitchen and decided to test out LED lights to save energy and reduce heat. I hate the jail cell, sweatshop look of cool light, which many LEDs do, or they look too orange. I bought several brands of LED bulbs, and retro kits like this to compare to an old fashion bulbs. This light came in second with the closeness of light output and color. The first place light kit cost $34 each!! So I settled with these and have been happy. No issues with retro installation or flickering etc. I have yet to install my dimmer though. Great wide spread coverage, and bright. I compared to prices online too, this is the truest bang for your buck.
June 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by woodeye Excellent conversion for the normal ceiling can lights
Screw in light bulb replacement that saves so much electricity!
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Car Easy
Have installed in home and now in condo. Easy installation, takes about two minutes per fixture. We like the 2700k better than 3000k. The 3000k is a little too blue or gives the appearance of fluorescent.
June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Reindeer Love
Love love!!! Clean and simple look and they dim also!! Very easy to put in.. I will recommend this product to anyone. I have these recessed canned lights everywhere.
June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by louie Looks good
Easy to install - will prevent draft from coming in
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ben Solution for Falling Lights, Dimmer, and Air Leak
These can lights put the light down were needed, and do not waste much light in the fixture, so you actually get more usable light. The angle of the light is very wide, which is great for lighting up a big area. I think the wide angle makes the house look more complete and clean, but light is more likely to shine in one's eyes (not too bad, worth it to me!). They come with a foam gasket to help seal them to the ceiling (not visible when installed); which I think will save more energy from reduced conditioned air flow loss through can lights into the attic than electricity saved. I used foil (duct) tape to seal up the inside of my IC rated cans before I installed these to add another airtight layer, like double pane windows! There is also energy savings from air conditioning less heat made by cooler lights.
If you are buying new cans with these LEDs, get the IC (Insulation Contact) rated ones so they can legally be sealed and covered with insulation. The IC rated cans have a thermal switch to turn off the light if the fixture gets too hot (perhaps from putting an old incandescent bulb back in). These LEDs hardly get warm.
My 1983 house came with 6-inch completely round can lights and 6-inch can lights, which have a round opening through the drywall and a square box above. The LED lights clip smoothly into the all round can lights; however, the clips in the square boxes are farther apart. I bent the wire on the light to stick out more as shown below (pictured: top is before, bottom is after). All it takes is a pair of needle nose pliers to hold the coil to the light fixture while making bends by hand (two bends per wire sticking out, eight total). The manufacturer could add another screw hole for 6 inch round can lights with square boxes, but it would take about the same amount of time to adjust either way.
They are 2700K from 10-100 percent dimmed, which the color of most unfiltered incandescent lights only when not dimmed. These LEDs dim very smoothly. 100 percent and dimmed I have not noticed any humming or buzzing noise as I've notice with incandescent lights on the same dimmer and other LEDs. The product directions indicated having at least four lights on a dimmer provides enough current for most dimmers to function properly. I put only one light on the Lutron dimmer pictured (potentially from 1983, but looks like what is still sold in Wal-Mart) rated only for incandescent; however, it dims smoothly all the way to 0% (see picture with light at roughly one percent in background).
I will update if I have any problems. I bought 38 of them through Home Depot (2 for 25 USD after Thanksgiving 2015). To see price history go to PriceZombie or CamelCamelCamel.
November 30, 2015