Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 38
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PJandBill Great color, very bright light
We bought 4 of these a year ago to replace flourescents in a basement apartment kitchen. We took out 8 - 40 watt tubes so replaced 320 watts with 58 watts.
We were so happy with them that we did the same in our upstairs kitchen this October. Again we replaced 8 flourescents with 4 T91's. Same results.
However, one of last year's has failed. We called Home Depot and the problem is in the process of being resolved.
We live in Canada and this product is not available here. There is a similar product but it is only 11 watts as compared to the 14.5.
December 31, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by NipomoBeachBum Quality Questioned
I purchased 12 of these for my kitchen. I insalled 10, 0 over the kitchen and one over the sink. I have two over a bar and didn't get around to change thowes yer. Of the 10 installed on vailed fairly quickly, maybe six months. Because I had two left I went to replace the failed unit and found tone of the "spares" had a wiring problem so it couldn't be used. Fortunately the second spare worked. So out of twelve purchased I so far have ten useable. My next step is to see how well the five year warrenty will work.
December 28, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by sparky No way to fit it all into 4" J box as stated and look good!
We paid electrican to install 5 of these in our new remodel. We used te 4" J box they reccomend for this product. After 3 hrs and the electrican about to leave, he was able to get them all in, but with light lieaks and debris in them all. We are VERY disappointed with this product and have notice they have now been changed, to fit better. We can return them but would need to pay for another 6 hrs of an electrican to remove and reinstall.
January 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Some work but extremely satisfied
Why we chose this product:
We had a living room which had switched outlets for lighting. We chose these lights because they could be installed in 4 inch J-Boxes which allowed easier installation with minimal hole space into the attic compared to can lights. Our living room is 19' x 14' and we installed 8 lights (4 lights on each side of the living room spaced about 58" apart and 28" from the walls). The reason we chose 28" from the wall is so they would be positioned near the outside edge of the couch and provide good lighting position for reading. We were skeptical of the quality of lighting before installation.
We used the "Old Work" circular J-Boxes (18 cu in) and it was tight wiring but with 14 gauge wiring and 6-8 inch pigtails I was able to fit everything into the boxes. We bought the 4 1/8 inch hole saw and this was perfect for installation. You need to bend the medal brackets up to the ceiling in order to get a snug fit to the ceiling. Tip: ensure you don't cut a whole into a joist or rafter.
The light is more than adequate (8 lights for 260+ sq ft). We are more than thrilled with the quality of light, dimming, and appearance. I'll check back in if they last 30+ years.
October 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LtDan Best Lighting Product Sold By Homedepot
This product has many applications. I have installed these lights in my kitchen and garage. In the kitchen these lights give the apperance of a complete remodel after installation. In the garage this light is comparable in pricing to florencent lights, with no ballest, bulbs to clean or replace and great in cold weather and with 35,000 hour life. Since instaling the lights in my garage a few of my friends have also install them and love the lights. (installed on 8' centers for daylight lighting) Since the light draws only 0.3Amps 14ga wire is good for the lighting circut and allows for suffent room in any 2 1/8" deep work box. The lights can also be installed in a 4"x4"x2 1/8" work boxes using the outside holes on the mounting bar. With the damp location rating the light is very good for finished porch ceilings and basements with low head clearance. Takes about 5 minutes to install with good DIY skills. When using work boxes metal boxes allow for faster installation. Use 2 1/8" deep box and box extentions if you need more room to wire. Westinghouse old work boxes with adjustable tension bar to cieling joist makes for a easy install with just a 4" hole through ceiling plaster.
November 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brian surprisingly bright!
These were a great option for replacing our oddball 1960's era recessed lights in the kitchen. Took some effort to trim out and mount them, since the originals were not standard can lights, but square boxes with reflectors. A little aluminum, masking the lens, and a shot of oil rubbed bronze paint made them look great and match the other fixtures in the house. With all the emitters pointing down, they put much more light into the space than the 60-watt bulbs sideways in a box behind frosted glass ever did - our once dark and dingy kitchen is now very bright and we feel great that we're using much less electricity with these lights that get a lot of use.
September 18, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Good but does not work with dimmer
First, they are nice lights. You do need a large J-Box for the components. If you are buying this, take it out of the box in the store and check it against the J-Box you are using.
As far as dimming goes, it does not work at all for me. I bought a Lutron Skylark Contour Single-Pole/3-Way Dimmable CFL/LED Light Almond Dimmer Model # CTCL-153PDH-LA Internet # 202519825 Store SKU # 270999 which specifically states they are for LED's and it does not work at all. As soon you start to dim it, the light flickers. I would question anyone that says they have used a dimmer with these lights.
The installation is actually pretty easy if your J-Box is large enough
December 21, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BillL Clean look, nice bright well diffused light
I was looking for additional lighting over my work center and found these new LED lamps. Since I was adding new lights and could choose either to install a recessed lighting can or use a J box, I went with a standard 4" J box (18 Cu. In.) for it but found this was an extremely tight fit to get the transformer and light into that space. I'd strongly recommend using a J box larger than 18 Cu such as the 23.5 Cu In models I picked up for the next set of lights I plan to install. For a retrofit, installing these into an existing, compatible, recessed fixture should be quite simple. The lights come on quickly with almost no delay, unlike many CFL's. I'm pleased with the results.
November 29, 2011