Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 22
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dann Great light - exactly what I needed!
For my basement remodel I wanted to replace 3 fluorescent tube fixtures for a more pleasing and even illumination. The problem was that my suspended ceiling only allowed 4-1/2" of clearance - less than any can light I could find. This fixture mounted easily into a deep electric box attached to a bracket which clipped to the ceiling grid. Ten total lights spaced approximately 6' by 6', 3-1/2' from the walls, and I now have very pleasing, bright, and even lighting.
March 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hdcustomer Nice product but get a *deep* box to mount it to
The product is excellent, but if you mount it to an electrical box vs retrofitting it into an existing 5" or 6" canister, make sure the electrical box is *deep*. It has multiple ac->dc converters next to the house that consume the space where input wires want to be, so need extra depth.
In my case, I had to purchase one of those crank-out bars w/electrical box, typicall used for ceiling fans.
The electrical box that comes in those kits was too shallow.
otherwise, once I figured out how to jam it all in, it was a bit tricky to get the screw-in mount to work, but finally did. Pleased w/brightness & exterior look. It is a brighter light than one would expect.
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shagnasty Great little ceiling light!
I had no idea how impressed I would be with this light until it showed up.
Included in the box is everything you need to install it for any conceivable ceiling light fixture configuration you might come across.
I installed this one in a recessed light can with no problem. I later moved it to a location with a standard ceiling junction box, again, with no problems installing it.
The illumination from the light was very satisfactory and pleasing to the eye.
The best feature about this light to me, is that you can install on a standard junction box installed in the ceiling.
I got two of these for evaluation. the only difference was that one was 80 CRI and the other was 90 CRI. I could tell any difference.
Anyhow, I liked these so much, I bought two more to replace the existing ceiling light fixtures in the living room.
February 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Awesome solution for easy recessed lighting
We just bought a house and it had horrible lighting in the kitchen. It would have been very messy and expensive to replace the lights with true recessed lighting. These were the perfect solution and a great investment as they are LED and last forever. Couldn't be more pleased!
June 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by deano We just love these lights
These lights just went right in and are so aesthetically pleasing... would buy again...
April 1, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by dgarcia Pick the right Junction Box
I recently install a pair of these at a friends house. He saw these lights at his local HD thinking they would be an easy installation as it advertised on the package and videos.
First of all i have to say, IT WAS NOT. We bought standard PVC old work round boxes, drilling the holes with a hole saw and running the wire was easy, since we had access to the attic and location where we were taking the power from.
When it came time to install all the electronics and the support plate was the hardest part. We had no room, we used 14-2 and had 6 in of wire in each box, we had to fight every wire and at some point I was afraid that everything was going to be so cramped that it wasn't safe to have the wires with that much pressure.
I read another review and I totally agree about not being a good option for round boxes, you need a 4 square for this installing but who will want to make a square hole in the ceiling.
We managed to finish the installation but I'm not happy with the results
March 21, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MFUSA Great idea but...
So these are supposed to be pretty much universal lights:
a) Have a recessed can that takes the standard Halo springs? Great, you can use these no problems with the included springs. But then again there are plenty of less expensive LED trim offerings for this purpose.
b) Have an odd, older recessed can that doesn't take modern spring trims? Great, you'll probably be able to use these with the included tension brackets that hold them inside the existing trim. Then again there are also other tension type trims on the market that are cheaper.
c) Have an old hall or basement stair light mounted to a standard light box? This is where this product should really shine but it doesn't in my house... My house was built in 1965 and I've tried to use this light in two such places. First, this light comes with a pigtail that you wire into the existing leads and it converts it to the orange plug that is so common on these. Shouldn't be much of a problem, right? Wrong... The pigtail has TWO separate RF chokes fixed to the pigtail that take up an enormous amount of room in your existing light box. Let's say you get past the pigtail part and find enough space in your box. Now you have to secure the bracket to the box in which the light will clip into. This bracket has a large rectangular indented metal piece which goes up inside the box to make room for the overly large transformer mounted on the back of the actual light. So now you need room for not only the two huge RF chokes but also for the transformer on the back of the light. Let's say you are an expert at contorting wires to make room for all this stuff, you're home free right? Wrong, now you have to hope that your box is actually wide enough to receive the transformer from the light itself up into the metal recess on the bracket. Mine weren't.
So, bottom line, these lights may or may not meet your goals. If you're replacing an existing light fixture and, not putting a recessed can up in the ceiling, be prepared for all sorts of wire contortion to try and fit all the extra stuff this light requires up into the box. If you're doing new work and put wide/deep boxes in then they'll probably work fine. However, I'd just put a recessed can in and call it a day. With a traditional recessed can you'll be free to install any darn recessed trim you want so you'll have much more flexibility. In my house, after attempting to install one of these twice, I abandoned the idea and just cut remodel recessed cans into the ceiling and installed a traditional LED trim. Good luck!
January 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Micah Its a light...
I had my electrician install it as I don't like the idea of messing with electricity. Put it in my kitchen.
March 6, 2015