Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 33
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TSinNJ Tough install
on the surface, this fixture does not seem so different from the 6" Commercial Electric fixtures. However, the template provided for the ceiling opening is too large, preventing the fixture flange from seating evenly around its circumference. Unfortunately, I cut all of my holes before discovering this. Because of this, the fit at the ceiling is not snug and the thumb clasps are tough to engage without the fixture floating off-center of the hole and revealing a gap. I installed six Commercial Electric fixtures in about 15 minutes. It took 30 minutes each to install two of the Halo fixtures, trying to get the fixture to securely seat. Fortunately, the Halo LED inserts have a forgiving flange size and conceal the offending housing. If you plan to use this fixture, measure and make your own template and discard the one from the manufacturer. Better yet, my recommendation -- use the Commercial Electric housings and match with the Halo insert. You will save time and aggravation.
September 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Nice lights
Easy to install. I like the the connectors on the units.
June 14, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Good but could have a better mount to make it easier to install.
Clips were difficult fo snap onto the drywall. Once installed they work and look great.
December 22, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by jwoodman Difficult to install
The tabs will only lock when they can touch the sheet rock ceiling. In my case I had a nailed housing which partially broke. I can not remove the housing plate, which is just a small steel plate, with a hole. I wound up giving up on the four tabs, and cut a 2x4 to 1.5 inches. Drilled two holes in the wiring harness arm, and using two, two inch screws into the rafter. I only have 2x4 rafters. I was lucky in that I had a rafter right next the existing hole. If you were adding the unit to a place that never had a light before, it would probably work fine. I wouldn't recommend in a repair/replacement situation.
February 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FiveArrows New addition to house
The lights look great under my overhang and very simple to install
October 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jerry Bend/spread the clips apart in half inch increments until your able to push them up with your finger.
I've found that the clips, especially if used with 5/8 in dry wall, are spread too close together right out of the box. Using a pair of pliers bend/spread the clips apart from each other in, an extra, 1/2 inch increments. I struggled like heck to install these right out of the box and was about to return it to HD when I dropped one of the clips onto the floor and notice the clip's spread seemed kinda tight, about an inch and a quarter spread. I checked the other clips and they were close to that measurement but not consistent in their measurement, that's when I spread the clips and they worked perfectly. Good luck.
September 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CFP Nice can lights
These can lights are of the typical Halo quality which is good. I bought them because I needed small lights but the trade off is that you use small bulbs which will only give you 6 to 700 lumens per can which was enough for my application. Installation is straight forward but you need to be sure you check the plastic quick connectors for the wire. Some of them needed the factory wire pushed in to be fully seated. They look great and are very solid.
July 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jack Directions are awful, but product looks good once you realize how to install.
The directions were awful. Here is the solution. As I was pushing in the clips to install they kept popping back out. As the rubber coating on the clips started wearing away I realized there was a little nub on the clips. On the nub you could easily use a flat head screw driver to help push the clip up further then I was able to with my fingers alone. Some people may not have this problem if they have thinner drywall, but mine was thicker fireproof drywall which was probably why I had such a hard time. So if you are having trouble with the clips popping out, try using the flat head screw driver. They popped right in using that. Hope this helps people out!
July 24, 2012