Top positive review
Bright and sharp looking recessed lighting
Reviewed in the United States on June 17, 2019
I was looking for recessed lighting for our kitchen and dining area. The criteria: LED, daylight color, flush mount, and easy installation. After researching many options, including everything offered at local hardware and lighting stores, I settled on this 12-pack because it met the criteria at the best overall value.
When I got the lights, all items arrived in good condition. I tested each of the lights and found them to be consistent in brightness, output, and color temperature.
The install went well, although it wasn't super easy--not because of the lights, but due to the nature of the install: you need to get the design and layout right, account for where beams and obstacles are located, and cut clean, circular holes in the sheet rock that are the correct size. Cutting the holes was a challenge. These lights call for a hole of 6.1 inches, for which I could not find a standard circular hole cutter for my drill. I tried a couple of adjustable attachments, but they were practically useless. I ended up using an oscillating saw with a hooked blade that worked pretty well, but I was not able to get the circles perfect, which proved to be an issue when I went to put the lights in. I had to use a box cutter to fine tune the holes when putting in the lights. The good thing was that I hadn't cut any of the holes too big.
The wiring was simple and straightforward. I loved the simple way of daisy-chaining the lights--just strip the wires and plug them into the terminal blocks that are included with the power supply for each light. It was a snap and worked great.
I took one star away because of the springs on the lights. They are a bit too small, very tight, and hard to manage. And the plastic clips kept coming off when I was struggling to fit the lights into the imperfect holes. I finally just gave up on trying to put the plastic clips back on and found that the lights held in just as well without them.
That was the only flaw, and it is relatively insignificant because it does not affect the lights performance in any way. Overall, I am very pleased with the outcome of the project. My wife loves her bright kitchen and dining area! She is super happy, and that makes it all worthwhile :)