canless LED lights


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Old 01-17-21, 07:19 AM
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canless LED lights

i've been thinking of putting some 4 or 6" canless led's over the kitchen counter area...i was at Lowes the other day and saw they have them with attached junction boxes and non-attached...
I can see the advantage of the non-attached in a low clearance area, but i have plenty of room above the kitchen in the attic...
any other advantages or preferences of one or the other...?

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Old 01-17-21, 08:04 AM
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Not really. I know that the wafer ones with the unattached junction box are rather small and you can only get two Romex cables in the box.
 
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Old 01-17-21, 08:31 PM
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I've been using the separate driver boxes and 4" recessed lights. Lithonia and Halo both make a similar product and are quality companies. Both have a switch where you can set the LED color.

The one downfall is you can only fit two #14 cables in them.
The Halo junction box is slightly larger.
Halo 4" LED recessed
 
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Old 01-18-21, 08:36 AM
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Thanks for the information...

i wonder if 4" would be enough lumens, or if i should just go 6".....500+ compared to 1000+


getting off the subject a little, i've had the drivers/transformers fail in all the LED flush mount ceiling lights ive installed after a few years...from Home Depot and Lowes...lights just kept blinking...
 
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Old 01-18-21, 09:38 AM
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i wonder if 4" would be enough lumens, or if i should just go 6"
Personal opinion of course. I've switched completely over to 4" devices as they look more modern and definitely put out enough light. I just finished an open concept kitchen/dining room with a peninsula splitting the two - only four 4" LED wafer lights. Definitely enough light for the small-ish area.

 
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Old 01-18-21, 10:01 AM
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The 4" put out an amazing amount of light so that most people want them on a dimmer.
4-6 lights is more than enough for most living rooms or kitchens.
 
 

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