Recessed Can Fixtures - Lightolier, etc

Old 03-31-12, 08:24 AM
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Recessed Can Fixtures - Lightolier, etc

So tell me fellow sparkies, what high hat manuf. do you guys like for new work.
Lightolier, Juno

Not a fan of LED...while the Cree output looks okay coloration wise, not a fan of it's stye.

Methinka I'm heading in either Low Voltage Halogen versus line voltage.

Curious what's out there....
Just picked up some new trim for our laundry room....remodeled about 6 years ago......trim's should have been made out of gold for the Lightlolier Alzak trim pricing I paid for them ;-)

Style, good fitment of the trim, ease of use are +++
Old 04-01-12, 04:19 AM
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I don't know....low voltage just doesn't work in many of the applications I have. You gotta put the transformer somewhere. I prefer a mid range 4" light with CFL par type bulbs, not the exposed squiggly ones. As far as brand, I try to shop value, dollar wise. I think quality, they all meet expectations. Some come with trims, and that is a bonus. Like you said, trims may as well be made of gold on some models, as they cost as much or more than the can itself.
Old 04-01-12, 07:40 AM
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I like Halo. Good quality, good features, do not cost arm and leg. They also have been around for many years so replacements are readily available.

As far as LED's the Halo ones are very nice but expensive. The ones from HD for about $40 I have found to be a great alternative. LED's will keep getting better over time and drop in price.
Old 04-01-12, 08:16 AM
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I like the Progress P87 series in a 6", especially the way the trim attaches and holds tight. even without a bulb you cannot see into the housing and no cheesy springs.

I think Juno has a better 4".

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