Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 56
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Granma I am impressed, mostly.
My entire kitchen had old recessed lights. I looked into several options, from changing them to pendant lights on part, and several other things.
I had switched all the bulbs in the house to florescent bulbs and that made the recessed lights worse.
Switching to the LED lights made the whole room bright, with a nice effect. They are not over-bright, but are wonderfully light.
The housings were pretty loose on my ceilings, as I think the ones I replaced were an industrial version. I added some caulk around the openings and let it dry. I then replaced the LED fixtures and they looked perfect.
I did not think LED lights were an option for me in the kitchen, because I had 10 to replace. The special Home Depot had on them was a welcome relief to the regular price.
I am very pleased with these lights.
September 16, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ocotillo not as expected
face of the lamp is textured; which is different from most LED retrofits, that are plain white.
Since i had already installed plain white throughout my house, these different glass face did not look right in my situation. they would be fine if you used only this style together and not mixed the face style.
noting at all wrong with the light; just a different face i wa snot expecting.
May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rwbinder Good sale on energy efficient lighting!
The light is sufficient and pleasant, and if they last as long and use as little power as predicted, they will prove to be a great value. The "screw in" aspect of installation obviously makes it easier than actually having to do wiring. The only problem is that the lip/edge of the lights is narrow and was not wide enough to completely cover the holes in the ceiling from our previoius lights. (They were the size that these are supposed to replace.) Fortunately the lip from our old lights was completely and easily removed (unlike these lights), and could be used with these lights to cover the hole. This worked well, but looks a little bit strange with the double lip/edge on the lights, and allows a bit of light to "escape" around the edge at the ceiling. However, overall we are very pleased.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Donna Excellent and easy to replace old canned lights with Energy-saving LEDs
I bought 9 of these off the clearance table at our local Home Depot. I wasn't sure they would work for us, but the associate told me they were good and if they didn't work I could bring them back. They fit perfectly in the holes from our old fluorescent canned lights (6in). They fit in well and quickly by way of tension, they look great, and the 'soft white' is nice and bright. If they truly last anywhere near 35 years, and save us money along the way, costing barely over $1.00/ year vs $7.00/ year for fluorescent, then I will be thrilled. The whole retrofit set cost about the same as replacing a single LED floodlight into the old can. If this kit fits in your ceiling, then you'll be happy with them!
January 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by reg0916 Great Product -Love the cost savings and the Look
Easy to put together and gives the ceiling a Nice clean look....
January 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Poor installation design. Cree is better
Purchased 20 of these for a retrofit. Although the light is nice and bright the installation design is poorly engineered. The tension springs pop off the lights very easily during install and don't hold the light up well enough against the trim ring. I took them all back and got the cree models.
October 31, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Great lighting but a couple issues
The lights were very easy to install and give a lot of warm lighting. A couple issues I encountered:
1) The "trim" rings are pretty small and will cover a can light installed tight with no space. Unfortunately I had a couple of can lights where the hole was slightly larger than the can and the light did not cover the hole completely. I called and asked if there were wider trim rings that could be purchased and was told there were not.
2) I installed a dimmer that was specifically for LED or CFL lighting but when I installed it the lights flashed and I had to put in a regular toggle switch. It could be a dimmer issue but I was very disappointed ( the dimmer cast $30).
September 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by homespun attractive finished product
These lights are great. They plug right into your existing can light. they are brighter than bulbs, can have a dimmer attached to the light switch, use virtually no electricity don't generate much heat, and give an updated, more modern appearance. They have a 32,000 hour life expectancy. This was important to me because the lights are hung between 13 and 18 feet up. Bulbs were very hard to replace once burned out. This problem is gone forever!
The one thing I would like to point out is they are slightly smaller than the older can lights, so when they are installed, there is a hole left around the outside of the ring. This may not be the case for your lights, but it was for all 15 of mine. Once this issue was rectified, I was thrilled.
September 16, 2014