Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 43
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BROOKE35 Halo is the best brand out there
I am a licensed electrician and I can guarantee that when we install recessed lights into a home, whether 100 or 5, we will install Halo lights. I can also guarantee that when you're installing recessed lights into a remodel you CANNOT bet on a 10 min installation. There are so many factors such as where are the rafters? How THICK is the drywall? Is it plaster with lath?
These Halo lights are the easiest to install but they're designed for 1/2" drywall. If you have something other than that (which you may not know until you start cutting) you WILL have to bend clips. So just bend the clips...
I've installed more recessed lights then I care to admit and it is NOT a fun job. So if you're not willing to put a little effort (and probably aggravation) into it, just hire it done.
June 27, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pestty1 great buy
quality construction, easy install and a great price. very satisfied
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SRT8dan Recessed Light Fixture
Great light for the money, installs easily, the push in wire connectors make connections a snap.
February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vernt Cut in Ceiling Recessed Light Can
Quick and easy cut in,( comes with a pattern) into an existing ceiling without having to make a mess tearing the ceiling down.
February 3, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Price Watch for bent can
Watch what comes out of the box, bent is the norm.
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by clearasmud Easy installation, just bend the clips a little
After reading the other reviews on this site, i was hesitant to buy these housings. My ceiling is thick, plaster and 3/8 T&G nailed too it, just take some pliers and bend the clips and they will snap right into place. install was easy. you dont even need wire nuts, just strip and push into the supplied connectors. People need to remember that the majority of the population are idiots and cant figure out simple mechanical problems, and then they write bad reviews of decent products.
November 23, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by FieryOrc One of the worst products I have used
I wanted to install recessed LED lighting in our living room so I decided to buy 6" cans. I researched online and found that this one is poorly received. However, our local home depot didn't carry GE housings, so I had to buy 4 of these. These are average quality, by looks. I bought 14-2 NM wires to wire them together. So, first problem came when I tried to insert the wire through the built-in strain relief, and it is piece of junk. It can't take 14-2 so the only way they will go in was to strip them and insert. After doing that, I realized that is probably a bad idea, and bough bunch of 1/2 KO strain relievers. So I pry open one of the holes for strain relievers, and the hole is too small. I have to literally hammer in the strain reliever to push it in (it is was push/click style).
As you have already seen from other reviews, the clip is a joke. I don't know how they even released this product. I wonder if they even bother to test it. I had to bend each clip so they will fit in. If you can get alternate product, I would definitely recommend doing that. If you don't have choice (like me), make sure to use a strain reliever and bend the pins for smooth installation.
December 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Look great and get lots of comments on them!
Im 28 and recently bought a house. My dad gave me a crash course on electrical work, beyond what i already knew. After some trial and error, i got 6 of these lights up in my livingroom on a sunday. That included digging out the vermiculite insulation where the fixtures were going, measuring for joists, etc. The following weekend i wired them in, which i ran 3 light switches to operate them. These arent a quick and easy install, no recessed lighing ever will be. Bending the tabs was as easy as ever. Nothing to it. If you read the bad reviews, ignore them. Some people should just hire an electrican. Great product, and really brightens up a livingroom that originally only had a floor lamp!!
February 3, 2012