Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 56
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BP Not the greatest but will do the job
I put 9 in my living room. They get the job done but there were some headaches for sure. A complete pain to me that there is no universal hole cutter for these. I tried 6.25 and that was very tight to squeeze these in. 6.50 and there was too big a gap. I used the Milwaukie adjustable hole cutter. It's rival is the Klein. That is for another review. The snap in tabs were VERY difficult to work with. There are 4 of them, which secure the housing into the ceiling. The first step is to take your thumb and it should snap into place. Then take a flat head and push the tab up for a secondary snap fit. That happened to about 1 out of 4 tabs. Many wouldn't even snap in with my thumb for the first snap it. You have to push very hard at a times. Once I pushed hard and the snap went through the metal housing entirely. One trick if it doesn't go in with your thumb is to put the flat head in and wiggle it a little. You have to apply just the right amount of pressure. I was able to get another 50% in that way. I still recommend but it was an average product at the end of the day.
July 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joe I Used a Bottle Jack on Top of a Ladder
I just finished installing 32 of these cans. I read the reviews regarding difficulties installing into 5/8 drywall. I tried pushing the light into the hole (I drilled my holes using the drill attached saw at Home Depot) but was not strong enough. So I got a small bottle jack, a flat piece of wood, and jacked the lights into the whole. It worked great!
I loved the electrical box set-up. The connectors worked great (you don't need any wire nuts) and the built-in romex clamps made installation very quick.
August 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AlamoDIYer Worked Great (Clips a little tricky)
These are great for remodeling projects but all the clips are generally squeezed such that unless you are Hercules you'll never be able to lock them into place. The easy fix is to pry the clips apart to an appropriate width. "appropriate" would be a width that requires some force to clip into place but not a width that no force is required. These clips are going to hold the can and light fixture in place so they need to be secure. I just used my fingers to pry them apart and focus on pryin at the bend itself and on on the ends of the clips. After some trial and error, I found a "sweet spot" and established a gauge for all the other cans I was installing.
February 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 2.0 out of 5.0 by Handyman7 "Ease of installation" fails
i bought six of these at Home Depot ... and, for every one, the clips failed to engage correctly ... even after hammering ... and now all of the housings are somewhat "loose" in the ceiling. I was feeling like I had failed to install correctly ... but then I read the reviews and saw that so many others have had similar problems with the clips. Definitely a problem that the manufacturer should fix ... and I hope that Home Depot reads the reviews and takes action to force the manufacturer to improve the product.
March 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mbra1 Does the job
Was rather easy to install...lightst the area desired...
March 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cs8853 excellent product
great quality - very easy/fast to install and hookup which is important as an electrical contractor
February 10, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 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, you’re 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