Rated 3.8 out of 5Â by 18
Rated 1 out of 5Â by luigi Failed within 15 months
I bought this model in Oct 2012, within the year the bulb started coming on and off. I went to HD and they told me that the ballast must be the problem and I needed to contact the company. The company representative wrote me back that it was not the ballast but the bulb. I went back to HD and they gave me a new bulb free of charge. After one month the new bulb started to do the same. I suspect its the ballast/ignitor but I am not able to find a replacement. I would not recommend this light fixture. The enclosure is fine and the design is fine but the components inside seem to be low quality.
March 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by OTMac Nice light, but housing needs some work
I've put 6 of these up for lighting a field. Easy to install and love the look of metal halide, but the weight of the housing makes prone to cracking the thin diecast housing at the adjustment fitting. I cracked 3 housings, 1 while installing.
Came to this page trying to find replacement parts. No parts on vendor site either. :(
Guess only other option is to buy a new one, put a broken one in a box, and return it to HD. Sorry HD! Get on your vendor to fix the design flaw. I build tools and molds for a living, this is an easy problem to solve for the vendor (...or, would be if vendor and their suppliers were on same continent and spoke same language - but that's a whole nother issue) .
April 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BigDogDad Very Satisfied with these Lights
I have three of these lights mounted in my landscaping and pointed towards the front exterior of my home. These lights replaced the halogen lights which had been in service for a number of years, With the old lights, I was replacing halogen bulbs about every 3 to 5 weeks. These lights have now been in service for one year and have performed flawlessly.
These lights have a "bluer" light hue than the 500 watt halogens. However, these lights are also MUCH brighter. Three of these illuminate the entire front and ends of a very large two story brick home.
Where I have these lights installed, the fixtures take the direct hit of all weather, they are constantly in the sunlight during the day and most concerning, they receive direct hits by the underground sprinkler heads. Despite this exposure to the elements, these lights function FAR SUPERIOR to the halogen lights which I was constantly messing with.
Yes, you can purchase half a dozen quartz lights for the cost of one of these fixtures. Also, you can purchase a lot of replacement halogen bulbs for the cost of replacing one of these lights Halide bulbs. Even so, I appreciate the unconditional reliability of these lights thus far and not having to replace bulbs nearly every other week in one of the Halogen fixtures.
If you want a well made light fixture which will provide a high quality very bright light source, then purchase these lights. If you want to be constantly messing around with bulbs which you will have to buy in bulk, then waste your money on a throw away halogen fixture.
I wish I had originally installed these lights instead of trying to save a few bucks on the made in China disposable products. Just remember, "Made in China" is a warning label about the quality of what you are purchasing.
September 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by TonyCentralAlabama An Excellent Light
When I first installed the lights, one above my garage to light the driveway and the second, just two feet under the peak of the roof to light up the back yard. I installed a switch on each of them so I could shut them off individually during special functions (Fourth of July, etc). Otherwise, they would come on dusk to dawn. They are much cheaper than burning incadesant flood lights. They also have a white light that I prefer. When I installed them I decided to turn them vertical which covered a wider area of my desired coverage area. They have added much security to my home. When we are gone after dark and come home the yard is lit up and we feel secure getting out of the car going into the house. I now am looking to buy another for the other side of the house to light it up. I like them very much and would recommend them to anyone looking for that type of light.
December 28, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Bryan Takes some time to fully illuminate but once they do, WOW!
I replaced all of my halogen 500 watt exterior flood lights on my house with these. I reduced my power consumption by 400 watts per bulb and got 500 more lumen per bulb. The only draw back to these bulbs is that they take about 2 minutes to fully illuminate, which isn't that big of a deal unless you are needing light instantly. You also need to aim these light fixtures at night because I had no idea the field of illumination was so big. I was lighting up my neighbors yard before i realized i needed to re aim the fixtures. My yard looks like a football stadium now. I'm really happy with the purchase, and buying from home depot online was really convenient. They had my lights ready and waiting at the customer service desk!
January 31, 2012