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Old 01-10-2017, 07:25 PM   #21
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I saw them on display and wound up with a job that needs something like that. Plumbing and wiring in the way. The layout will be easier with the three inch ones. Some sort of raised paneling on the ceiling.
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:44 PM   #22
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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
We just put 4 of the 6 inch in. The customer likes them. Me not so much they look like a shower trim. I use the 30wat and a satco LED lamp in most of my stuff.

Only reason I used them is it was a bunch of trusses and duct work in a basement remodel.
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That's the main reason I went with them, stuff in the way. They do look like a shower trim. As long as the customer likes it, I'm good with it. To get the look they're after isn't possible without these. Previous ones that double as trims or standalone fixtures take up too much room in the boxes they mount to. This looks so much easier.
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I don't particularly like these compared to normal LED trims inside of recessed lights, and neither do most of the customers I have asked about them.

But being able to layout the lights and just go to town drilling the holes out without worrying about joists or other various framing is pretty cool for a lazy bum like me.
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I don't particularly like these compared to normal LED trims inside of recessed lights, and neither do most of the customers I have asked about them.

But being able to layout the lights and just go to town drilling the holes out without worrying about joists or other various framing is pretty cool for a lazy bum like me.
I'll still use cans in open ceilings. The drywallers can cut the holes so that saves me time in the long run. For remodels, Lotus lights win almost always. I expected negative reaction by customers to the appearance of Lotus lights but they all love them. I had one interior designer who said they looked like shower lights but even she became convinced after awhile.
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I think we are all so accustomed to what a can trim should look like.
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I think we are all so accustomed to what a can trim should look like.
I think that's true but the baffled trim look is starting to look like something out of the 70's.
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Baffle trims with incan bulbs look pretty old. But the newer look of LED retro trims with the recessed glass look nice.
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Baffle trims with incan bulbs look pretty old. But the newer look of LED retro trims with the recessed glass look nice.
Yes they do. What I don't like are the shallow opaque LED fixtures that fit on an octagon box. Just personal preference.
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Agreed.
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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
My supply house just started stocking these and I really like them. I especially like the roomy jbox. They have a true CSA approval too for us here in Canada and not that mark of the beast ETL crap. I think they're 35 bucks a pop for the 4" I will definitely be going with these for my next lighting job.
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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.
Hey how did you splice into the connector coming out of the driver with the tstat wire? Did cut the connector off and use B crimps? Or did you replace the driver wire altogether?
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They make extensions for that purpose, I assume 99cents just didn't have any with him.
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Hey how did you splice into the connector coming out of the driver with the tstat wire? Did cut the connector off and use B crimps? Or did you replace the driver wire altogether?
Butt splices. You will use them on your under cabinet lighting as well .
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