Rated 4.6 out of 5Â by 5
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Lagarto Dimmable if you don't mind a buzzing noise
If you need MORE THAN 1 OF THESE, buy the kit instead. you pay less per head than buying three by themselves, and the kit includes track AND a power module as well.
Don't get me wrong, I love the light from these track heads. However, I installed a LUTRON DIVA dimmer, and there was a distinct buzz. Not so loud that a window unit air conditioner wouldn't drown it out - but loud enough that I said "forget the dimmer, these get a regular switch".
I own about 12 sets of these, none are on dimmers because of the noise. I even thought "hey, those magnetic dimmers might cut the buzz". I was wrong, and had to return a special order LUTRON DIVA MAGNETIC DIMMER. Annoying, but still great light. These do not buzz if connected to a standard light switch.
September 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by rene customer service at Norwood Store was excellent
product was even better than I expected; very happy
December 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by xROCKSTRx Better than halogen or CFLs!
The two main reasons I was willing to pay the piper...
1. A brighter, more efficient 5.8 watts, compared to the 50 watt GU10 halogen bulbs most commonly used in track lighting.
2. The LED bulbs used in this fixture appear to be in the upper realm of LEDs. Some recent LED manufacturers have advertised "up to 20,000 hrs" of use, butt, don't live up to the claims. I've seen the quality LEDs, these are what they look like :)~
- On that note, they have a 3 year warranty. Butt, we may have to take advantage of it, due to the fact that the LEDs are NOT replaceable like conventional bulbs!?
They ARE dimmable with the standard dimmer switches. This is necessary for most environments, because these are BRIGHT! (Especially in the home theater room) Butt, don't expect them to have an unlimited dimming range like the halogens. They get to their lowest dimmable power setting a lot faster than the halogens, which is still pretty bright. I have these in a really dark matte steel/blue room(including the ceiling), so that doesn't matter much to me.
They pivot smoothly and in almost any position. Unlike the similar looking halogen predecessors I installed in the bedroom.
They do not produce ANY heat what so ever, so they seem a little safer to adjust on the fly. I've burned my finners one to many times on EVERY other type of bulb/fixture!
Feels like these five LED fixtures should last many years on this track. If they don't, I'm comforted in the fact that I will have tons of replacement options with this universal track system.
I hope this helps you decide. I just wish I had this review to read first, because it sure was tough to throw down all that extra cash on "new" technology, due to me being a bit of an extremist in getting my BANG FOR THE BUCK!
Overall, I am initially VERY happy with my purchase :)~
*I am attaching a photo with the LED fixture flanked by two halogen fixtures installed in the bedroom for your comparison.
January 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by NCreno Dimmable LED Track Lighting
I selected the black track for my renovated kitchen. It replaced a single overhead light & could be installed using the existing box, so additional wiring was not required.
The dimmable feature is a wonderful option for lighting during various times of the day & is a good night light.
September 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by felipe I've tried the rest and these are really the best
I've installed over 100' of track lighting (some dual-circuit but mostly single-circuirt) in my place. I've tried alot of different light fittings from a slew of web sources as well as Home Depot and HomeDepot.com as these tracks are very versatile and compatible with most line voltage track light fittings out there. Over all other styles, I ended up going with this small style which, until this week when the LED version appeared, came with halogen bulbs (@ ~$17 each incl bulb) which produce so much heat they'd make me sweat (I have up to 15 of them in my office) so I ended up replacing some of the the halogen bulbs with compact fluoescent versions. These don't produce much heat but were overrall disappointing in that they are WAY less bright than the halogens and I don't like the quality of light produced. These LEDs (@ ~$34), on the other hand, produce a beautiful, bright (brighter than the 50w halogens but at only 5.6 watts each!) daylight-like light with NO heat and the fitting itself is sturdier than the halogen equivalent. So, you can replace the halogens with fluorescents for a total of ~$26 or, for $34 get LEDs. It's no contest --- Get these LEDs! I wish they'd been around a year ago when I started this installation. And you'll be contributing less to global warming. It's a no-brainer.
March 20, 2013