Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 59
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Danny Light function is fine, check housing for bends and missing parts
The light housing itself is pretty standard and functions fine. The issue that I have with this product is that I had to search through multiple boxes to find 4 that were not bent into an oval and also had all of the appropriate parts/covers. I know this is the low end on the cost spectrum for recessed light housings and more often than not it's a contractor installed product, but it is still not a cheap item and I think everyone could benefit from a bit more care in packaging to ensure that each individual housing retains its appropriate shape and applicable parts.
October 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by skip Does the job
I found that the finished product looked very good and the template was spot on but I was disappointed with the fact that the unit was missing the tension brackets on almost all of the fixtures. I had to go back and explain what I needed to complete my project. The store electic sales person was very helpful and told me that it happens quite often with the item that I had purchased.
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Handyandy Good Product
Good product. Well made. Unfortunately, due to positioning of previous housing, I had to use the old one and return the new one.
September 20, 2016
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 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 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 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