Halo 6" Recessed LED

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Halo 6" Recessed LED

We are thinking of installing these:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/HALO-6-i...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

Any experience with these and what is your opinion?

Better or worse than halogen w/cans? If so, why or why not?

Also - are they bright enough?

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Better or worse than halogen w/cans? If so, why or why not?
Halogen is dead or dying and being replaced by LED. I would not install any new fixtures using halogen, fluorescent or incandescent.

Also - are they bright enough?
Bright enough for what? That is a totally subjective question that only you can answer. Consider the color temperature and light output to see if it meets your needs.
 
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Old 09-23-20, 09:58 AM
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Those are an excellent choice. Halo makes a quality unit.
That has a five position switch on the driver where you can select the color of the light.
 
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Old 09-23-20, 10:06 AM
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I exclusively install this style of recessed light these days. I would never go back to the traditional can installation. I also stick with Halo or Lithonia brands. There are lots of cheaper chinese-made lights out there that might work, but will likely have more issues in the long run.

I also usually stick with 4" recessed fixtures as they tend to look a bit more modern, but of course, that's completely a personal style opinion.
 
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Old 09-23-20, 10:28 AM
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I read right over the 6" part. I pretty much only install the 4" lights too. Due to the light source.... the light output from a 4" and a 6" will be very similar. The 4" is a smaller profile.
 
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Thanks all - appreciate the input. Pilot - I was interested in brightness in terms of whether opinions were or not they are too dim as there is no way to change them (such as using a brighter bulb) once installed.
 
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They are very bright. In a typical room you'd use 4-6 fixtures and have a lot of light.
Invest in a decent electronic dimmer. Something in the Lutron Maestro line.
 
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PJmax - thanks - appreciate.
 
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For brightness you need to consider where you are using the light. In a room with high ceilings it will provide less light at floor level than it does in a room with lower ceilings. 1'100 lumens should be about the equivalent of a 75 watt incandescent bulb though I often find LED's seem to be brighter than their incandescent "equivalent". I also find that the color temperature affects the brightness or at least how you perceive it with cooler color temperatures seeming dimmer than higher K bulbs of the same output.
 
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For what it's worth, I just installed 4, 4" recessed fixtures in a 15x15 open kitchen/dining room. I was a bit concerned if it would be sufficient, but it's certainly bright enough. They do kick out quite a bit of light.
 
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Thanks Pilot and Zorfdt - appreciate the input.
 
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