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Old 02-13-2012, 09:08 PM   #1
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Anyone use recessed LED's for retro. How do you like the light? I like the idea of 35000 hours. Any recommended brands? I saw these at HD:

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try these instead. They are actaully CREE CR6s. 2700K color temp with a CRI of 90 but they do need a full size can. I don't think I ever seen a bad review of these lights. Well worth the extra $10 IMO.

I have 13 downstairs and love them. Best recessed lights I've ever seen.

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Thanks for that review. I will look at those. What do you think about 2700K ? Do these lights seem yellow comparable to incandescent?
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Nope. Not at all. 2700K is pretty much the color of incandescent lighting.
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try these instead. They are actaully CREE CR6s. 2700K color temp with a CRI of 90 but they do need a full size can. I don't think I ever seen a bad review of these lights. Well worth the extra $10 IMO.

I have 13 downstairs and love them. Best recessed lights I've ever seen.
I have used CREE in our European specs and they work very well in our European area and I have not heard much bad issue with them and one nice thing they are really dimmable and they will not shift colour during dimmed mode so it work very well.

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Old 02-14-2012, 09:13 AM   #6
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I'd second the HD Ecolux CREE CR6's over the HD Commercial Electric models. I compared them side by side and the Commercial Electric units produce a very bright glare spot. Very hard to look at. I thought the light distribution of the CREE units was much better. Colors are about the same, and very similar to incandescent. The CREEs were very dimable, down to almost nothing. I liked the CREEs so much I ended up using a lot more of them than I thought I would. Given their long life, they're great for cathedral ceilings were bulb replacement is a pain.
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Thanks all for the comments. Looks like the CREE's are the ones to get. great input thanks.
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whats a good place to buy flood type of LED bulbs for recessed?
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Not too many of those yet. LSG makes a few. HD also has some Philips R30 and R40 style but I've read that the reliability may not be there yet. I have some Philips R30s (3000K color temp) in the kitchen and so far no issues. 3000K is a good color temp for that room.
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Not too many of those yet. LSG makes a few. HD also has some Philips R30 and R40 style but I've read that the reliability may not be there yet. I have some Philips R30s (3000K color temp) in the kitchen and so far no issues. 3000K is a good color temp for that room.
thanks for the input. so thats why i am not able to find a big variety of the flood type. because what i want is install like 4-6 recessed LED lights in my room but i dont want the spot type because i want light to fill the whole room. so i think teh flood type (say 45 degree) is best. i dont want the A type because that's too wide of an angle.

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