Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 64
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ToddInNJ NOT 5" hole!! 5 1/2" hole!
I bought all my supplies for 6 high hat project in my living room from homedepot.com. The specification for this page says 5", so I bought a 5" hole saw. My hole saw, electrical boxes for switches and romex came first, so I started my job.
I had all my cuts, holes, and wiring in before these and realized they are 5 1/2" inches.
It is extremely difficult to re-cut a hole 1/2" in larger in situation, but especially mine b/c I have plaster, not sheet rock.
I have found other fixtures from another competitor that will fit in my 5" holes, I'm considering returning all of these for those to save the labor/mess of changing all my holes.
It would be beneficial for homedepot.com to update their information in 2 very easy ways.
1.) Fix title "5 IN. ALUMINUM RECESSED LIGHTING REMODEL IC AIR-TITE HOUSING (5.5in hole)
2.) Make sure the specifications table has the correct overall dimensions
At this point, I can't comment on the product directly, my one start rating is all about purchase experience and how it affected me personally.
September 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marcus Awesome Cans
Thank you to Kyle for saving me. The clips are frustrating. There are plenty of guides on here to help, but you do not need to hammer. Simply pull the can if you are struggling.Nex bend the clips outward to open them up a bit. you will now use a flathead screwdriver to push into the clip on the grey covering. Underneath that covering is a notch, that when you push in and upward will tightly lock the clip in place.
Again thank you to Kyle for the tip. I'd buy him a beer or 12 for his advice. Bend the clip outward a bit and these cans become a superior product .
I love the push connectors !
August 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nate Great remodel light housing
I installed these in my attic bedroom and I'm really impressed. I followed the supplied directions and used the template that was also supplied. Two lights installed and wired took about an hour or so. I'm not an electrician but I do have pretty good knowledge of a/c electrical theory. My suggestion to everyone is follow the directions and you'll be fine. If you're having trouble with the clips, then hire a pro to install these.
March 12, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Updatinglady Updating Lady
The contractor had a hard time installing this product. He has purchased these in the pass and they just popped in. Maybe this product has had a slight update. He was still able to install. I am satisfied.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kyle Good product, Clips are Fine with 5/8" Drywall
I'm not sure why people are complaining so much about the drywall clips. The clips come ready to install for 1/2" dry wall but you just bend each of them a little before you put them up in the ceiling and they are perfect for 5/8" drywall. You can bend them easily with your thumb. As long as you bend the clips before you put them in the ceiling, a screw driver is all you need to lock the clips. No hammer needed as others have stated. I've installed 36 of these throughout my house.
January 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bigmac86 Best recessed on the market
These are the best old work recessed lights on the market, the other big name brands are absolutely horrible. I have been installing these lights for over 10 years, not much has changed. A lot of people on here are writing reviews of having trouble installing them. My guess is they are not qualified electricians. They are not intended for homeowners to just pop right into the ceiling. Hire an electrician and you will have great looking recessed lights.
October 12, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SKhan Works only with 1/2" thick sheetrock
Works good for 1/2 inch ceiling thickness. Tried to install on 5/8" thick board. The clips never locked in position. After destroying two housings, I gave up an bought a more expensive typo from Junos. It has different locking mechanism and worked. I wished that the manufacturer had specified that its locking mechanism works only upto 1/2" thick sheet board
October 27, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bry ok can, poor clip for 5/8" drywall thickness
light was as expected except that clips would not lock, (too stiff for 5/8" drywall) I have plenty of installation experience but these had to be pulled from topside, lucky I could get too them from attic. frustrating! did not try with 1/2" but expect they would work better or maybe with ceiling tile.
October 13, 2015