Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 24
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RikyR Exactly What I Needed!
Needed a small recessed light to accent the area over our kitchen table. Installation was a snap, and have had no issues with the design. Highly recommended!
April 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wholeotta54 Perfect Fit
I used this to replace old can in bathroom shower stall. I was surprised 4 inch water tight housings weren't available at local HD store so I ordered on-line and had it delivered to store. That was very convenient. The unit itself installed very easily. The clips were somewhat difficult yo set in place with my finger so I used a screwdriver to set in place by pushing up on the clip and once I got the first one the others were a breeze. Used a Halo LED light/trim kit which went in very easily as well and put in dimmer. Very happy with results. Great DIY'er project.
December 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnBH Happy customer
I put 6 of these in my home office ceiling, along with Commercial Electric LED lights (3 fixed, 3 movable).
Installation was pretty straightforward, once I got the technique for pushing the clips into place. Following the directions, pushing the clip flat against the can wall first, then using a screw driver, all it took was a modest tap from my other palm to push the clip up and locked into place. I could see that if you pushed too hard you might tear the aluminum.
The quick-connect clips on the box was also quite handy, time-saver, for attaching wires. I did have access above, so for some of the cans it was easier to complete the wiring in the attic. A couple were too tight for above access, and was pretty easy from below.
October 14, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DJSailor Not the best design
As others have pointed out, installation of this product is not as easy as it should be. After installing three of them, I found that the aluminum above the clips tends to bend outward and prevents you from pushing up (from the inside) the clip (which pushes the clip down on the outside). I had to pull one unit out and then bend the aluminum housing inward so the clip would slide up and go outside the housing. One clip ended up ripping the aluminum weakening the grip on the drywall.
Luckily, I was putting these in a soffit in our kitchen which had access (of sorts) from our attic. I ended up using foam to seal the holes that were not really closed off by the foam rubber that just seems to get in the way of installation and does little to seal the holes.
August 14, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jim Easy to install
These lights are good for an installation where a person does not have access to the ceiling joists without tearing down the ceiling. If the directions are followed as closely as possible everything will turn out ok.
If you have access to your ceiling joists from the attic I would not use these, I would use the new construction fixtures.
The fixture is made of soft aluminum so it bends fairly easily, especially when pushing the clips into position. The secret I found is to hold the fixture against the ceiling as tight as possible and then push the clips inward toward the fixture until the clip holds tight. After install try not to move the fixture around to much the clips will pop loose and you will have to resecure them. Wiring these lights was very easy, I just had to buy some NM wire clips to secure the wire going thought the box on the fixture.
The lights really look good when installed. I didn't buy the any of the optional colored rings, my ceiling will be white so I used the standard white ring.
September 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Recessed lighting
Installed these with no problems. I would recommend you understand how the installation is suppose to work. After having a clear understanding, the installation is easy. My biggest problem was having to order the IC rated housings. It seems to me it would make more sense for Home Depot to carry in stock, the IC rated housings rather than the non-IC for remodel or old work installation. Most remodel homes have insulation already installed in them so the IC rated is needed.
August 18, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by envie17 Terrible unit by Halo. Great delivery service and pricing from Home Depot
I'm going to return the majority of my order. I should have listened to one of the 2 reviews . The flange on the canister is the thinnest aluminum you will find. These are extremely difficult to install when you have preexisting insulation in place. It should be easy since this model is a remodeling model. The problem is the canister is attached to the connection box with a thin flexible piece of metal which will bend when trying to get the unit into the ceiling. Almost impossible to get the housing clips to attach to the drywall. I had to place plywood blocking above the drywall and screw the canister into the block (only way to get it to sit neatly against the ceiling. Amazing what is put out in the market.
March 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 7080 4" I.C. Can Housings
This is an excellent product. Well made with very good wire management features. I especially liked the built in romex wire retainers and the easy to use push to connect wire connectors in the junction box.
I did however find the can retainer clips very difficult to lock in. After installing several with great difficulty, I began to manually stretch and remove some of the bend in the clip prior to installation. This was done carefully so that enough of the bend was removed to allow the clip to be locked in but not so much that it left the can loose when the top of the clip locked into the slot in the can. Once this adjustment to the clips were made they became much easier to install.
I would not hesitate to purchase and use them again.
February 10, 2015