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Old 01-12-2019, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default HELP! - What wafers lights do you use?

I have a customer I will be installing 47 wafer lights. I got a quote on the lithonia wafer led lights. My supplier told me they are in stock. i went to order them and Lithonia says they are discontinued. What other brands are out there? What do you use and like?
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:11 PM   #2
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What was discontinued? One product line? I have heard nothing of the whole Lithonia wafer line being axed. Lotus is the other major brand of wafer LEDs.
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Lithonia told you that or some dumbass supplier?
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Yes, Please clarify this.

I don't know if the Lithonias are that great or not. But I do know that I can always get them in 2 days for $25-30 from Amazon and I have had none fail on me.

If they are getting discontinued, I will be sad
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I would check into the lithonias switching CRI ones maybe that is what they mean the new go to are the cri adjustable ones
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Just ordered a couple packs Lithonia WF6 with no issues.
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Sorry, I wasnt clear on that. The WF6 line is still good. I needed a 4000K in black trim, not real common.
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Over 100 in stock at my local HD, selectable color temp, and they look good. Looks like a winner to me.

Have you installed many? Any issues? Does it fit in half inch drywall under a joist? A friend told me that he bought a knock off brand that said it fit in half inch drywall but in actuality itís stuck down a little bit.
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Over 100 in stock at my local HD, selectable color temp, and they look good. Looks like a winner to me.

Have you installed many? Any issues? Does it fit in half inch drywall under a joist? A friend told me that he bought a knock off brand that said it fit in half inch drywall but in actuality itís stuck down a little bit.
I have installed about 50 of them so far. I noticed that HD had the Lithonia on clearance and the writing was on the wall. So I was looking for a replacement, and they had these on the shelf.

I prefer these hands down over the Lithonia.

They install the same as Lithonia, being a 1/2" and fitting under a joist. They have a higher lumen rating and a higher CRI, that with the selectable color is a winner in my book. No need to worry about color, if they don't like it just show them how to flip the switch.
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I have installed about 50 of them so far. I noticed that HD had the Lithonia on clearance and the writing was on the wall. So I was looking for a replacement, and they had these on the shelf.

I prefer these hands down over the Lithonia.

They install the same as Lithonia, being a 1/2" and fitting under a joist. They have a higher lumen rating and a higher CRI, that with the selectable color is a winner in my book. No need to worry about color, if they don't like it just show them how to flip the switch.
They look great, bit I'm skunked again. This customer wants the black trim. I did check Lotus, they may be an option,
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They look great, bit I'm skunked again. This customer wants the black trim. I did check Lotus, they may be an option,
Send them this link, they can have any color they want.

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Send them this link, they can have any color they want.

What is your phone number? They may be calling you.
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You can give them this number

1-800-898-2428
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I like the Halos at Home Depot best. They will fit under a joist in 1/2 inch drywall. Also the spring clips will work on a greater range of ceiling thickness. I have used them on 3/8 over top plaster and lathe with no problem. Four and an eighth holesaw on the four inchers is perfect.

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Some masking tape and a can of spray paint can go a long way toward meeting color requirements.
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f a color requirement. They come in white. You want another color , get a painter to handle that.
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No box is required? I use the GM lighting ones but you need a box.
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Some masking tape and a can of spray paint can go a long way toward meeting color requirements.
I've done this a bunch of times for customers, and in my own house. It was, of course, a nice upsell to both the customers and the wife.
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I use Topaz 4 " and 6". They come in 3k 4k and 5k and run about $12. I use them directly beneath floor joists in 5/8 rock with no problems. Way easier then the cans used to be.
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