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Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by ScubaSteve These Can Work Well, Really!
I recommend this product only because the options are few and with some extra care, you can get the mounting clips to work with a simple step before use plus I like not needing to use wire nuts.
By now everyone who has bought these has had the dreaded clip failure. The only thing worse than the clips are the instructions on how to successfully use the clips that secure the whole assembly onto your ceiling sheet-rock.
The outer housing is very soft aluminum sheet. Often, following instructions will deform the housing in a way that will make the retainer clips useless. If the housing bends outward, youâre sunk.
TIP: Before installing each unit, use a straight head screw driver to bend the slot in the aluminum sheet above the clip INWARD so that the peak of the clip can more easily make it to the outside of the can when doing the final install. You can do this with the clip in place or you can easily remove the clip and replace it after making the bend (see pics). That is how they are supposed to work and the clip will then lock against the can with the provided screwdriver notch. Note that the screwdriver notch is hidden under a peace of foam tape that must be there to conform to insulation contact requirements. Pic number 4 shows the notch with the foam tape pulled back. Just use a screwdriver in the notch to push the clip all the way up and if the peak of the clip is outside the can, it should work fine.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by NormVA Very Good Value - Installation Tip
The price of these lights is very good and installation went very smoothly. I am using them with 100 watt (equivalent), BR-40 LED bulbs.
A lot of the reviews indicate that people have a problem installing the clips. I tried the method provided in the instructions and could not get the clips to lock into place. My solutions was to hold the clip against the can and insert an awl through the round hole in the clip and round hole in the can and push the end of the clip out at a slight upward angle. The clips pop right into place.
Bought the box of six lights in the store. Made sure that the box was factory sealed before purchase. No damage, no missing parts and no problems.
October 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Daved Great!
Not sure why all the complaints are on here about the clips.. Wired four of these, moved insulation in the attic, cut the holes, slipped these in, pushed the three clips so they locked the housing to the Drywall. No issues whatsoever, they're all solid and in there tight
I find it hard to believe that I picked 4 that have perfectly made clips... Would use these again in a heartbeat
January 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by AKEmpire 6" Recess can
Halo makes a readily easy to install remodel recess can. As an electrical contractor we find this product to be equivalent to it's competitor in pricing & installation.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Wallywow Don't believe all of the negative comments
These cans went in really well. I read a lot of reviews about the difficulty of the clips, but here's what you have to do. The clips aren't difficult to snap in. There has to be a flat surface for the clip to rest on (no insulation). As you push the clip up and in the peak of the clip will move to the top of its hole creating the tension. There is a tab on the clip to fit a flathead screwdriver in, and you can tap the clip in if you can't get it to snap in with just your fingers. I had these cans in & out of their holes a few times during insulation, and most of the clips went in with ease, and a few I had to tap in using a screwdriver. I suggest leaving the lights dangle from the ceiling as you wire all of them together and make sure they light up before you put them in the holes. Obviously, you'll need to keep turning the power on and off, but it beats getting electrocuted, and you probably need the exercise anyway. It was well worth the three hours I spent in the attic, in the fetal position.
March 16, 2012