Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 14
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John LED Lighting
LED lighting is best solution for me. I have high ceilings that are hard to reach. I replaced six 2-Light Oil-Rubbed Bronze Flush Mount light fixtures with LED lighting.
The light is much brighter. The appearance is much cleaner. The lighting is now flush mounted to ceiling height. LED lights should last for eight years before replacement.
LED lighting is not cheap. Altogether LED lighting costs $100 per light for the recessed can, the trim, and the light. I think the long life, bright light, lower cost of use, and physical appearance of LED lights makes the added initial cost worthwhile.
March 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Installed 5 in 11 minutes!
I didn't think I'd like an LED retrofit option for my existing 6" non-IC cans, but bought one to try it out. Luckily the existing cans have the "ears" that these lock into for a secure and correct installation. The only reason it took as long as it did was because I had to carefully remove the old bulbs and trim to not get dust and insulation everywhere.
These look great and there's no indication that they're a retrofit, etc. Seems that the LED driver can be easily replaced if that goes out. Only issue I'm having is with dimmers (I get 100%, 75% and 50% brightness only)... I have a toggle-style dimmer and from what I've read if I replace with something a little higher quality it should dim across the brightness spectrum. These replaced the 80W halogens I had and I can't tell the difference at all!
One other side benefit of this retro is the existing cans have a thermal protection switch. If anything should go bad with the LED or driver (overheating) the switch should open.
May 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Good Choice
This T66 series LED light is perfect for my needs. I have six in the living room. It is the only recessed LED with a 75 watt equivalency compared to the others I saw in HD which have a 65 watt output rating. These lights dim very well with the Lutron single pole dimmer switch that is made for LEDs, and I get a good range of dimming. No hum or problems of any kind and I have three separate dimmers on these LEDs in various rooms. Realize that these lights are 3000K soft white, so the light will look much "whiter" than you are used to seeing if you currently use incandescent torchieres or other more yellow lights.
November 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dvidacak Simple but beautiful
I have installed 8 of these lights above or island in the kitchen. Lights are very bright, I think 4 would be enough, however my wife wanted more..
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DoctorMike Works great in 9 ft ceilings
These offer the best light distribution of any recessed trim I have used. Now I keep a couple of these and a couple of regular ones on hand. As the incandescent bulbs burn out I just replace the whole trim. I have put one of the low ceiling ones outside the garage door in the little overhang and it has been on continuously for well over a year, maybe two. That was after I had to replace two of the wet location trims which got brittle and broke when I had to change a bulb.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wes3 This light is great
My incandescent blubls kept burining out at least one a month. I tried CFL, but they took too long to brighten up enough. I have 10 foot ceilings and I was tired of dragging the ladder out all the time. I finally bit the bullet and got these lights for my kitchen and wow are they bright. It set me back a bit having to buy 5 of them, but I am extremely pleased. They work great as dimmables and retain most of the color spectrum as you dim, unlike incandescents.
March 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JawChicago Tons of light
Despite being installed in my 18-foot-high ceilings, these throw off a lot of light. My electrician put two of these in (so I can't attest to their ease of installation) and I had to have him install a dimmer switch, they were so bright. They look classy, clean lines, a touch of modern. I want to purchase another one for my kitchen.
April 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HCrawford Extraordinarily Bright lamp
We used this product to update the outdoor lighting on our patio and underdeck. Four lights replaced four can-style lamps with 60 watt bulbs. The result was so bright we will be adding a dimmer switch.
The white color of the trim was incompatible with our ceiling design, but it was a simple matter to remove the trim from the lamp and spray paint it to the desired color.
July 8, 2014