Rated 3.8 out of 5Â by 34
Rated 4 out of 5Â by GusDepot Simple Design Works Great
I read all the previous reviews to help set my expectations. I had two recessed lights that I wanted to replace with pendants. After reading the reviews, I planned on about 1 hour per light. And that is what it took from gathering tools to installing the adapters, to installing the pendants to wiping down the counter and letting the wife take a look. The process went very smooth. The adapter plate and direct wire module are made of good quality. I feel the instructions are a little weak. So before you go nuts with the install, make sure to read through the instructions and envision each step. Think about how you would do each one. You will recognize a few gaps. But the gaps are small and any handyman should have no issue figuring it out. I am happy with the results. My only small criticism would be the two exposed screw heads. Although minor, it keeps it from getting an excellent review.
March 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LadderUp Great adapter
Works great on a 6" can fixture that has two interior bracket clips (that hold the existing spring loaded interior trim). I saw those toggles bolts and I was convinced I was going into drywall, but that was not the case. See other reviewers for a mod if your old fixture doesn't have these bracket clips. The instructions need improvement - they come in 3-4 languages, but that didn't help much. I suggest to at least add the following directions (indicated after the ** below) to the numbered instruction lines.
0. SIC: Check local code. Turn off power.
1. Remove the recessed lighting fixture trim.
**Not just the trim, pull down gently to remove the entire interior housing that is attached with spring loaded clips.
2. Thread toggle bolts approximately through the cover plate.
**Approximately? Should read, "exactly" through the cover plate, in the outer holes on the plate; but first, paint the cover plate and toggle bolt ends to match your ceiling.
3. Thread the toggle bolts through the spring loaded toggle wings approximately 1/4 in.
**Make that approx. 1/2 inch.
4. Before installing the converter, make sure that bracket clips on either side of the recessed fixture can are bent upward at a 45 degree angle. See Diagram 2.
**Bend both interior bracket clips to a 45-60 degree angle each towards the interior of the can. The toggle bolts will seat in these brackets.
5. Screw the adaptor plug into the lamp socket inside the recessed fixture (see Diagram 2).
**I've got nothing to add besides noting a misspelling.
6. Secure the converter by tightening the screws so that the toggle bolts are engaged to the bracket clips (see Diagram 3). Apply downward pressure on the converter plate to hold toggles in place while tightening the screws.
**Attach the grounding bar as directed before you tighten the toggle bolts. You'll have a little more room to work.
7. Please make sure that the grounding bar is properly grounded and attached/clipped to the side of the recessed housing wall.
**Covered that above.
8. Install your new ceiling mounted fixture. Note: All models are not shown in the diagrams.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR INJURY TO PERSON(s), do not install any fixture that exceeds the maximum wattage of the adapter of 660 watts or the maximum wight capacity of 35 lbs.
9. Restore electricity and check the operation of your new light fixture.
May 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by KEWTexas It worked after some rigging
I did some research on how to convert a recessed light to allow me to hang a pretty chandelier I purchased and learned about this product. I picked one up at Home Depot and took it home only to realize that there were no brackets in my exisiting can fixture to hang the wing nuts on. Another trip and I came home with some brackets and screws to rig it to fit in my can. I also purchased a plastic medallion to cover my work and despite the fact that I naively pulled the can out a little bit before I learned exactly how recessed lighting works, I now have a pretty chandelier hanging in it's space. It was a lot cheaper than another kit I found and I like the fact that you can use the existing fixture and screw in an adapter as opposed to dealing with wiring way up in your ceiling/attic. Now if I knew how to get that can flush again without having to go up there, I'd be even happier!
January 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by IntheVille Easy and Economical
Easy to install, took me 1/2 an hour to install. Then another 1/2 hour to hook up track lights, and in one hour time, I went from an ugly recessed lighting fixture, to a good looking functional track lighting system. Highly recommend.
July 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by TVAdPro So close, but yet so far â¦
It became obvious I was in trouble once I opened the box and read the installation instructions. In step one, after removing the existing trim from the housing, I was supposed to locate the "C" (or "L") tabs inside the housing of the can. In Hampton Bay-land, every 6 inch recessed lighting can has some sort of tabs where you can insert the two clips necessary for completing the adapter installation. I don't live in Hampton Bay-land. The can in my ceiling has no tabs of any sort â nowhere to insert the clips.
Since it was Friday night and the customer service hotline would not open again until Monday morning, I chose to sleep on the problem and take another crack at it in the morning. Though it took the better part of three hours, I wound up drilling holes in the can so that I could add rivets and washers to hold the brackets in place. This worked (see photos), but the amount of modification needed to get the job done was really disheartening.
By the way, I added a Westinghouse 10 inch medallion for a more attractive finish. Now to get back to all the other projects I had put on hold â¦
September 7, 2013