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65W Equivalent Soft White (2700K) 6 in. Dimmable LED Retrofit Downlight

This item has been discontinued.
The Home Depot no longer carries this specific product.

  • Fits 5 in. and 6 in. recessed housings
  • Dimmable for lighting customization
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor (damp) applications

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The TCP 6 in. 12 Watt (65 Watt Equivalent) Soft White LED Downlight produces 650 lumens while using 12 watts of power with an impressive color rendering index (CRI) of 85. This retrofit kit fits both 5 in. and 6 in. recessed cans and is Energy Star listed. The soft white (2700K) color temperature of the LED won’t lose any whiteness when dimmed and the bulb stays cool when illuminated so there’s no worry about overheating or temperature increases. With a life expectancy of 35,000 hours and a yearly operating cost of $1.45, this downlight outshines incandescent and CFL bulbs in stamina and efficiency.

  • Brightness: 650 lumens
  • Estimated yearly energy cost: $1.45 (based on 3 hours/day, 11¢/kWh; cost depends on rates and use)
  • Life: 32 years (based on 3 hours/day)
  • Light Appearance: 2700K (soft white)
  • Energy used: 12 watts (equivalent to a 65 watt standard incandescent light bulb)
  • Lumens per watt: 59
  • Contains mercury: no (for more on cleanup and safe disposal visit: epa.gov/cfl)
  • Uses 85% less energy compared to a standard incandescent light bulb
  • Lighting application: recessed ceiling light and suitable for damp locations
  • Integrated LED light source and trim, for 5 in. and 6 in. recessed housings with a medium base
  • Meets federal minimum efficiency standards for Energy Star rating
  • LED technology is a prudent choice for hard-to-reach fixtures, as its long life expectancy keeps replacement chores to a minimum
  • View The Home Depot's LED Bulb Buying Guide
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Can this be installed without a can?

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July 8, 2014
I'm installing new lights and would like to forego the remodel cans if possible and just cut a hole, directly wire in the light and stick it up there. There is no insulation in the ceiling, and about 8 inches of clearance with a concrete slab above.
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Northern Colorado
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October 14, 2014
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You need the can for the spring wires to hold onto in order to hold it up to the ceiling. The bulb does not get hot, so you may be able to rig something up without the can, but I don't think it would be up to code. It's light enough that you may be able to just use some strong reversable tape to hold it up. I don't think it would be too much weight to just hang it on the drywall without the can.
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September 27, 2014
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No, you need a recessed can in the ceiling for these to be installed into. Basically, they take the place of the light bulb and trim that are normally installed in the can.
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August 6, 2014
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Not safely... you really need the existing can to attach the light to. (It would not be held snugly into the opening, and requires the proper distance from the light socket of a can opening in order to remain flush with the drywall opening).
Directly wiring to the light also sounds technically possible, but might be an electical code violation.
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Richmond, VA, USA
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August 5, 2014
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I don't see how this could be installed without a can being the can has the socket needed to screw the adapter into!
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West Virginia
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July 15, 2014
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No. These are a replacement for the can covers (that happen to also include the lamp) so you need the can for the outlet and the hook anchors.
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Ohio, USA
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July 15, 2014
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No. this is only a replacement bulb for old can lights. Comes with srew in adaptor, bulb and face plate.
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July 9, 2014
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JoeThePlumber,
No, you cannot install these without a can. In doing so, it would be unsafe and against code.
Any electrical connection must be covered, which is what a remodeling can would do.
We do carry shallow construction remodeling recessed housings that work for 6 inches of clearance.
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JoeThePlumber,
No, you cannot install these without a can. In doing so, it would be unsafe and against code.
Any electrical connection must be covered, which is what a remodeling can would do.
We do carry shallow construction remodeling recessed housings that work for 6 inches of clearance.
Below is the link for it:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Halo-6-in-Recessed-Lighting-Housing-H27RICAT/202024769
Even if you used it without a can, a retrofit trim wouldn't be able to fasten to anything....so you'd still need housing.
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What kind of Recessed Light Housing should be used for this light?

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Richmond, VA, USA
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August 19, 2015
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Standard 6" cans. Be advised that the spring arms are not that great so It is a problem to get them to stay in the can!! I had to modify the spring arms a bit.
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October 14, 2014
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You remove the housing. This retrofit replaces the bulb AND the housing.
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Denver, CO
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October 12, 2014
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I mounted this LED light in a typical flush mount can light housing. It produces equal lighting without the heat of the halogen spot light bulb.
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Are these considered spot lights or flood lights?

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They are more of a flood light.
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October 14, 2014
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They work like Flood lights. I have them in my basement with an 8 foot ceiling and the light spreads out really well. I was happy about this, because I've bought LED flood shaped bulbs before, and they were too "spotty" and only lit up a small part of the room well.
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October 1, 2014
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They light up a pretty wide area so I would say they are more of a flood than spot light. With all of these downlights, I would suggest buying 2-3 different types and installing them near each other before you decide which ones to buy in bulk. They are easy to install and uninstall so it's not a big deal to do that.
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Are these IC rated? (Can they come in contact with insulation?)

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August 19, 2015
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The can itself will be rated for IC or not. LED replacement lights are cool burning so it should not make any difference if the can is rated IC or not.
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They are designed to fit to standard 6" cup. The mounting springs will not work without such cups.
Also, they need some space on the back to release 20W of heat -- this will not be the case if insulation is in direct contact with a back of the lamp.
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No, they have to be installed in an IC rated housing.
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 38 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by As easy as it sounds! Replacing my existing lighting with these retrofit lights was simple... unscrew the old bulb, remove the spring clips holding the existing deflector/ring, screw in the LED adapter, bend the new spring clips into place, and push into the opening. The light is instantly on... bright... an instant upgrade to the kitchen and hallway lights that they replace. Plus, the long-life of the bulbs means I won't have to get on a ladder again for a long time to replace them. These LED's aren't a compromise in light quality either, unlike some of the first generation LED bulbs. My brother and father both used these in their own homes and had excellent results as well. August 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hopefully the last time I replace my kitchen bulbs These lights were just as advertised. They were easy to install and look nice, now I just have to figure out what to do with my old bulbs and covers. The payback period for me is ~3 years but my main driver was reduced summer heat (will actually be detrimental in the winter), not having to deal with burn outs and avoiding the horrible color/warm up issues of CFLs. Did all 11 in about 20 minutes. The only down side I see is that these things can not be painted to match the ceiling like my old metal covers. These lights dim well and are actually brighter than the incadencants they replaced. July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dimmable AND Quiet These lights are just perfect, and so easy to install. You will spend more time dealing with the cardboard packaging than you will installing the lights. They are stylishly flush with the ceiling, and give off a very neutral tone .. more daylight than incandescent, and very bright. They are also dimmable, which is great, but even more great is that they do not hum, like so many other options I have tried. I was ready to replace my dimmer switches, but now, with these lights, I do not have to. The level of dimness you can achieve seems to vary with how many lights are on one switch, which is weird, but ultimately I am very pleased with this purchase. October 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cost effective LED retrofit The LED retrofits lights work well, are easy to install and dim better than other models I have used. Even though they dim well, they will not dim down as much as an incandescent bulb. All other LED retrofits I have used have some kind of gasket that gives a tighter seal between the ceiling (esp if the ceiling is textured) and the flange of the fixture. These TCP fixtures do not have a gasket, just the plastic flange. I made my own gaskets out of some 3/32 inch craft foam (Wal Mart) to help provide a more air tight seal. However, I purchased the fixtures on sale at Home Depot for less than $15 each, which is a very good price. September 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great upgrade to the kitchen and huge differance in lighting These are not cheap even if you get them on sale like I did but still worth the money. They are so much brighter I bought a dimmer and never installed it as i just got used to my kitchen being much brighter. Doesn't look like I can change the LED or a bulb in them and will need to replace the whole unit when it goes out althought they are supposed to last much longer. I'm just hoping I can buy more when they start to fail as I plan to live in this house for many many years to come. Only reason I marked the value good instead of excellant is because the cost when they are not on sale is a bit high. December 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great update for tired can lights. Easy to install - just screw in like a light bulb. The LED lights are much brighter than the 40Ws that were in the fixtures - so we did add a dimmer switch. The light color is very close to natural light. The hardest part of the job was flattening the boxes for recycle! June 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LED Retrofit Easy to install no hassles, great lighting. Since 4 were on one circuit we also added a dimmer switch to enable us to control the lighting in the kitchen July 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by very good to replace standard can lights IF you have standard cylindrical cans, these are terrific and SO easy to install. My problem was our cans were more 'beer bottle' in shape with a severely tapered top. The springs wouldn't fit in properly, they slid down. The electrical associate at Home Depot gave me a logical fix but that didn't work either. My handyman came up with another fix and removed the springs, added heavy duty mounting tape all around the rim of the new cans. So far it's working just fine. . I will be installing dimmers though because while the quality of light is terrific, they're brighter than my old cans. September 16, 2014
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