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Old 11-28-2016, 05:03 PM   #1
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I have just been informed by my Rexel vendor that Elite lighting is making a light just like the Lotus. Price point is good being around $50. I am trying like heck to see if I can sell these and give them a try.

http://www.iuseeliteled.com/products/rl675/2179

http://media.elitelightingusa.com/pdf_specs/led-retrofit/rl675.pdf?1480366851
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I have just been informed by my Rexel vendor that Elite lighting is making a light just like the Lotus. Price point is good being around $50. I am trying like heck to see if I can sell these and give them a try.

http://www.iuseeliteled.com/products/rl675/2179

http://media.elitelightingusa.com/pdf_specs/led-retrofit/rl675.pdf?1480366851
I'm still having issues selling the Lotus. I show them the light in a few different views on my iPad, but people usually say that they would rather have something recessed. And considering the fact that the Lotus's cost a lot more than the basic can/trim/lamp, they don't go for it often.
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I'm still having issues selling the Lotus. I show them the light in a few different views on my iPad, but people usually say that they would rather have something recessed. And considering the fact that the Lotus's cost a lot more than the basic can/trim/lamp, they don't go for it often.
I rarely even sell the LED trims unless its over a shower

People want to be able to change their own bulbs so I install airtight trims and LED bulbs
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I rarely even sell the LED trims unless its over a shower

People want to be able to change their own bulbs so I install airtight trims and LED bulbs
Exactly what I have been doing.

I have been using the Hyperikon brand LED lamps from Amazon, they get great reviews.
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I still wanna tryout the slim ones!
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I still wanna tryout the slim ones!
Yeah, that's definitely a nice thing about them. Not having to pay attention to joists at all. I also like the way they are completely sealed.
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A couple of weeks ago I was cutting my holes for Lotus Lights. The wood butchers put in some backing after I had drawn out my locations on the floor. I ended up with a flat 2 X 4 dead centre on my 4 1/4" hole .

I cut a couple of notches in the 2 X 4 for the clips and fished thermostat wire to a different hole to extend my driver wire. Worked great. That's the advantage of the low profile lights.
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I've seen a lot on here about the Lotus lights which I never used.
However, I have used the ApectLED Low Profile LEDs and they worked great.
I think they are basically the same...
http://www.aspectled.com/collections...in-low-profile
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I've seen a lot on here about the Lotus lights which I never used.
However, I have used the ApectLED Low Profile LEDs and they worked great.
I think they are basically the same...
http://www.aspectled.com/collections...in-low-profile
Their watts seem low. The Lotus 4" low profile is 9 watts. Don't know about lumens, though.
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I've seen a lot on here about the Lotus lights which I never used.
However, I have used the ApectLED Low Profile LEDs and they worked great.
I think they are basically the same...
http://www.aspectled.com/collections...in-low-profile
"At under 1" tall, these recessed can lights can fit into tight spaces"

Those are still too deep to fit under a joist. They need to be 1/2" (or whatever thickness the drywall/plaster is).
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I have just been informed by my Rexel vendor that Elite lighting is making a light just like the Lotus. Price point is good being around $50. I am trying like heck to see if I can sell these and give them a try.

http://www.iuseeliteled.com/products/rl675/2179

http://media.elitelightingusa.com/pdf_specs/led-retrofit/rl675.pdf?1480366851
The first link did not work.

Are you (or your customers) getting BGE incentives for lighting retrofit? We just picked up a big customer (200 properties) in Baltimore who says they are getting something from BGE for lighting retrofit, but they didn't say how much or what %.
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BGE incentives are for Commercial Properties only. They have different paybacks for each item- LED exit, LED EBU, T12 to LED retro fit etc. I don't have the pricing on me unfortunately. Rexel also has a preset program for certain LED/bulb fixtures with the BGE rebate already applied to it.

When you fill out the paperwork for BGE the rebate can go to the Cust or Contractor. You will need their BGE account number either way.
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Sorry, I was visiting the thread and must've left the door unlocked. Maybe Cricket will merge this with the gun thread so he knows we mean business.
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Lithonia has them. Just bought eight of the 3 inch. Price was reasonable. Haven't installed them yet, but its going to be very helpful. Called Wafer light, 3,4, and 6 inch.

http://www.lithonia.com/commercial/w...l#.WHVyxhsrLIU
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That's awesome. Lithonia selling them means that they should finally be mainstream and available at Home Depot and supply houses. Lotus screwed the pooch.
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So one of the big guys finally woke up to the fact that somebody was taking their market away.
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