Rated 4 out of
Slick but not perfect
I have six of these installed in the living room of a residential project. If installed properly by a skilled installer they look fine. A square fixture is far less forgiving than a round one and will telegraph imperfections in the ceiling and lack of precise alignment between fixtures. The trim ring needs a very good electrician to cooperate with a very good plasterer.
Now, for the light itself...
Pro: LED is low energy usage. The lamps are recessed deep enough so there is no glare. The overall build quality of the fixture is good.
Con. As with just about every LED fixture I've encountered, even though they say "dimmable" the ability to do that well just isnt there. They are fine at full blast, but struggle and flicker in the mid range and then just 'drop' down to minimum brightness on their own.
While the completely trimless fixtures which are plastered into the ceiling are, for some reason, much more expensive, it may be worth the cost to avoid some of the installation challenges of these.
I do like them, I do not love them.
Date published: 2015-06-13
Rated 4 out of
Clean white lines, diffuses light well...
Fit to the recessed housing could be tighter (but there is the "trimless" model line for that. Has to be positioned circularly just right to avoid appearance of a screw in the led housing.
Date published: 2014-08-12
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