Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 8
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SuperiorRemodel Not Adjustable
I bought these with high hopes, however, when going to install, I realized that these cannot be adjusted for ceiling thicknesses over 1/2". 1/2" is common but you might have 5/8" drywall on the ceiling or like me, 1/2" RC Channel or sound board, plus 1/2" drywall, for a total of 1" thickness for sound dampening. Going to all the main stream stores, I could not find a 4" air-tite, IC rated, adjustable housing. Luckily, I called a local lighting store in Boulder and they had two models of what I was looking for. Elite Lighting and Nora Lighting carry them and for FOUR bucks cheaper! Both of these the cans could be adjusted to accommodate up to a 1 3/8" ceiling thickness, as well as having the height of the socket be adjustable. For gimbal trims, you need to be able to remove the socket plate so the light bulb can rotate within the can. The Halo does NONE of these things and costs more. The only thing the Halo has are the quick connect ports for the wires but I think this is even overrated.
November 23, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jason31 Remember the 50w max rating in your lighting design
I used 8 of these in my master suite. Most are for lower wattage reading and accent lights. Two are used over the vanity. I didn't read the 50w max and found that a 50w bulb is not bright enough for use in a bathroom. If you use a 60w incandescent it will click off as the housing overheats--a good safety feature. One way around this limit is to use a CFL, but they take 30 seconds to reach full brightness. I ended up using 60w equivalent LED lights at $20 each and am very happy with the results.
I recommend these 4" housings for certain lighting situations where you want a more sophisticated look, everywhere else use the 6" cans since they are much cheaper.
January 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by joe628 shower recessed
excellent choice coupled with the LED trim for lighting up the shower
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gwstuart Simple to install
Remodeling a bathroom. This was simple to install and works great!
July 8, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Matthew Not sturdy enough
I installed 12 of these for a client during a living room remodel. Straight out of the box the supports were bent, and none of the bent sheet metal nail holders lined up with the nail through holes. Even after bending things back into shape and replacing a few, the boxes still didn't look sturdy. Sure enough when we went to put the trims in after the room was finished the boxes deflected upwards 1/4" preventing the trims from sitting flush with the ceiling. We never could get the trims flush and so ended up ripping the ceiling out, replacing the housings and starting over.
March 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nino10306 Easy to install, strudy quality
Needed a light for the shower. Needed something small and easy to install. This product
March 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jtmay great product
Used in renovation and workd great! Plus it is beautiful and tends to send go vibes out to the universe.
February 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by phewster Recessed Light Housing
Fairly easy to install, especially in an open ceiling. The 4 in. housing works well when updating an older house due to clearance needed. Lights are bright and function well.
September 27, 2009