I now have 4 of these in my house. I have one in two different bedrooms, one in a hallway and one in a bathroom. Anyway, here's my list of pros and cons.
- Not too expensive
- Flush mount and doesn't take up much vertical space
- No need to replace bulbs (or buy bulbs).
- The light color temperature is 3000k. Not too orange, but doesn't look like a hospital either. I am impressed by the flesh tones it gives. After experimenting with all color temps, I find I am the happiest in the 3000k range.
- Easy to install. About 10 minutes. If you can screw wires together and use a screw driver, you can install these. However, please ensure you turn off the power at the breaker box before starting.
- While the light is not as directional as a canned or recessed light, it is still not as omni-directional as a fixture with bulbs in it. For instance, the ceiling will be darker than the floor. If you use a fixture with bulbs, then your ceiling will be lit as much as the floor. This might be good or bad depending on your needs. You might prefer more lumens to be facing down instead of being wasted on the ceiling. However, I like my ceiling to be lit. These lights don't really do that.
- Not being able to replace bulbs may be a pro or a con. If the light really lasts 50,000 hours, it is a big pro not having to worry with bulbs. However, I don't think the industry is quite "there" yet insofar as being able to produce electronic drivers than can power these LED's without failure for 50,000 hours. It can be done, but it will cost you a lot more than this fixture. Heat is the big killer of LED lights and it's hard to design a closed fixture like this that wont die from premature heat death. The LED's themselves almost never fail (and will last decades). What almost always fails is the electric circuits powering the LED's (the circuit board inside). All that heat eventually works the wires inside lose, solder melts, etc. It's a problem for enclosed fixtures that I don't think the industry has figured out how to solve yet. However, this light has a 5 year warranty, so I wouldn't expect it to last more than 5 years (which is good enough for me, but still not 50,000 hours).
- The whole thing is plastic. To me this is a pro (I like stuff that wont shatter), but some people will hate that it's not real glass.