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Old 05-06-2017, 07:19 AM   #21
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$40-$80 on amazon.
I didn't realize Amazon carries them. You have to be careful picking out which one you buy because half of them are the economy line.

I'd like to see a comparison between the Lotus and the Lithonia. I posted a thread with the driver of the Lithonia opened up but no one cared
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True, I just searched Lotus LED and didn't really specify. Where was the Lithonia thing posted?
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True, I just searched Lotus LED and didn't really specify. Where was the Lithonia thing posted?
http://www.electriciantalk.com/f8/lo...arison-197137/
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If it's not "original" Lotus it could be builder's grade.
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If it's not "original" Lotus it could be builder's grade.
Amazon shows the data sheet and at the top of it is specifies if it's the "Economy" model.
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Amazon shows the data sheet and at the top of it is specifies if it's the "Economy" model.
And they're charging $40 to $80 US? I need to start selling on Amazon. Screw this yanking wire BS.
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And they're charging $40 to $80 US? I need to start selling on Amazon. Screw this yanking wire BS.
I doubt many people are buying them. Around here Lotus is completely unknown, Lithonia is the name brand and there are dozens of other cheap knock-offs.

When I talk to people and say Lotus lights, no one has a clue what I mean. If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't know the company name either
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Seen a few flyers at supply house counters for them, other than discussion here, I'd never know either. Lithonia is priced pretty competitively.
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Most likely because Lotus invented it and they're Canadian.
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They look like a pain for new construction if not installing the brackets you would have to draw a map where every single wire is to guarantee you cut them in the correct spot.

I install $6 cans & $11 led trims. No guesswork involved on trim.

Only place I see these handy is low clearance areas like garage soffits.

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I probably wouldn't use the wafer style lights in new work unless there was a layout I really had to stick to and framing was in the way.

But for old work, they are great.
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I'm doing a kitchen right now with Lotus Lights. The adjoining rooms have 6" cans. I am removing those cans and installing Lotus Lights in the holes so everything matches. This is becoming commonplace now.
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Lotus is for Canadians. Americans have Lithonia WF6 and WF4 They are great.

The price fluctuates on Amazon, but the WF4's are $30 and the WF6's are $32.50 right now.

https://www.amazon.com/Lithonia-Ligh...71&sr=8-1&th=1
https://www.amazon.com/Lithonia-Ligh...4022571&sr=8-1

All the Lithonia models are the thin 1/2" style so they all fit under joists.


I will have to check these out .. I recently did a large quantity buy for the Lotus Lights and got a great deal. After these sell out I'm going to try lithonia..... why would anyone ever install a can again other than new construction ?


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