Can I change ceiling light to LED?


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Old 10-28-18, 08:27 AM
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Can I change ceiling light to LED?

Can I change this ceiling light to LED?

This is my basement light, which is not enough bright for kid.

Since I have moved this house, I only replaced the brighter light bulb, but

now decide to get wider and/or brighter LED light.

If so, I need advise how to and need to ask before buying anything.

I attach the pictures that what I have and Amazon link that I want to replace.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DAWVFE4...607aeb124&th=1




First link, which is 4" larger than I have. Mine is 8" round and it is a 12" round with

1580lm. Currently, I use 2 light bulbs which is 60Watt each, which is the max watt

I can have on that socket., make total 120watt bright. 840lm each bulb.

But the Amazon light says 17W(120W Equivalent) which is about the same I have,

but since it is a LED light, would that be a lot brighter than now?

I meant, don't expect significantly improvement, but at least better than now.

Or how about 2x2ft square type fixture? since it is larger size even with same LED

size inside, I am assuming it covers more area.

My basement is 400 sq ft and has 3 that light fixtures on ceiling.

And installation. I saw my ceiling light has 2 wires, white and black. But some of

new model at Amazon has 3 wires, including yellow.

Does it matter that I have to buy 2 wire light?

Thanks.
 
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Old 10-28-18, 09:08 AM
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Just about any surface mounted ceiling fixture you choose can be used on your existing junction box. (or boxes if they are all the same as the one in the photo. )

Just a note: The one you have linked is a 4000K color which is a whiter light. This may look different in color then an incandescent light which is closer to 2700K.
 
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Old 10-28-18, 09:21 AM
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My wife wants to get something more like daytime fresh color, rather than yellowish light.
 
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Old 10-28-18, 09:37 AM
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4000K should work well then.
 
 

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