Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 13
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KenW Shipping Problems Fixed, Lights Fairly Good
Prior reviews noted that parts were beat up in shipping. Because of this, I had my order shipped to the store so I could reject any problem items. The HD associate noted that my order had been shipped via UPS, and that that was unusual. The items arrived at the store in good shape, and I rejected none of the 12 lights ordered. I bought the lights to use while finishing my basement.
The lights themselves look good when put up. The bracketry for them is a bit wobbly. I suggest putting in a pop-rivet to keep the bracket firmly affixed to the light housing. That requires drilling 4 holes and installing the rivet. Wiring was easy, light dispersion is very good.
For installation, I put in 2x2 framing to allow for easier cutout of the drywall when installed. It also provides a nice, solid clamp surface. My only issue doing this is the light is exactly 48" long. To ensure proper clearance, I made the opening 48 1/8", meaning I could only get one side of the opening per 2x2. It would be better if it would be done with a 48" rough opening.
March 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RAelec The perfect light for my application, but.......
I ordered four of these fixtures to install in a grocery store meat dept. They were expanding their operation into an area of the store that has a low ceiling and there was no room for surface mount fixtures. These recessed fixtures were the perfect solution. They are only available online and the shipping process damaged a lense on one fixture and bent the housing on another. I fixed these issues myself because I didn't have the time to go through the return process. I found the housings on these fixtures to be a little flimsy but the price is right. Once installed they look fine. I guess my only real issue is that they are not available in-store.
July 23, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jeep Like the product, but buyer beware
I like the product. It works well and I have not had any issue installing it. However, beware if you order these on line from HD you may receive a stack of repackaged used returned items. I ordered 18 of these. I had to cull one as not usable. It was missing parts and too badly damaged. I could see by the marks on the wires where wire nuts had been used - meaning it was a used fixture!
I would recommend the product, but I am very unimpressed with HD in this order.
November 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AverageGuy Good Product - Good Lighting
Good looking fixture and because of the 12 inch width it installs easily in a standard 16 inch ceiling bay. You should however, use a 1x2 board along each side on top of 1/2 inch sheetrock to build it up so the mounting clamps can tighten the fixture against the sheetrock.
January 11, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Fred Item was damaged, but repairable.
This item was hard for me to find and from reading previous reviews I expected the product to be damaged. The box was damaged when I received it and the fixture was also damaged. I repaired it the best I could and made it serviceable. It is up and looks alright and it matches all the other fixtures in the room.
October 7, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by captainbondo Surprisingly "cheap"
Unfortunately in my application I didn't have much choice to deviate from this style, and this model/brand was the only one I could find that would work for me. These lights operate fine once they are installed, and they look OK from a distance. I installed them in my garage between ceiling joists, flush to drywall. Part of my dissatisfaction was the packaging. I ordered these on line and the packaging is inadequate to protect the lights via individual ground shipment. Plus, it appeared that Home Depot warehouse had a stock-pile of poorly repackaged returned lights that they decided to send to me. Most of the lights have at least some cosmetic damage, many had bent corners which I basically just tried to bend back into place.
Other than the cosmetic damage, the quality of the lights is poor. Lots of "tab A fits into slot B" construction which if improperly crimped makes the lights flimsy and fall apart while installing them. I found myself going over each one to make sure each joint was properly crimped or screwed before installing. Also, the white color of the lamp bezel does not match the white color of the light body.
If I had another choice, and if these were not being installed in my garage, I would have returned them.
December 25, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HotinTN Not carried in Nashville area stores
Item was put on clearance locally and HD no longer carries this item in stores locally. Lowes carries an equiv item in the store. This is the only recessed fluorescent that will fit between 16" centers. This recession thing is really crimping my project plans. If some item is not flying off the shelves, you can't get it any longer.
December 6, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rbsslc Great product
Great lighting source that was very easy to install and very attractive after installing. I considered a wide range of options for lighting in a remodeled basement. Finally decided to use this troffer for each room in different arrangements.
July 12, 2011