We have recessed downlights in our kitchen and other areas that currently utilize 65Watt Reflector flood bulbs. Is there an LED alternative?


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • Ken Reilly



Yes, and you have choices. The simplest retrofit is simply changing your standard incandescent or halogen flood bulbs to LED floods. They are available in various sizes such as R20, R30, R40. Match the size of the bulb you have now with the same size LED and look for the light output equivalent. Often you can reduce your wattage consumption from ie 65 Watts to about 12 Watts or so with LED bulbs. And they will last for years and years.

The nomenclature explained is as follows: R20 is a “Reflector” that is 20 eighths on an inch in diameter at its widest point…..or approx. 2 inches in diam. An R30 would be 30 eighths of an inch or approx. 3 inches, etc. Another alternative would be to purchase complete LED down light retrofit kits. They are designed to have the LED's built in and also include a new ceiling trim ring.

It's like getting a brand new fixture. Look for the right size for the openings in your ceiling…..4”, 5”, 6” kits. They contain usually a standard screw base on a pigtail which simply screws into the existing socket in your ceiling and only requires removing the existing trim and lamp.



Make text smaller Make text larger

More From The Lighting Expert

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Albert S. Riggs
Albert S. Riggs, 96, of Oak Ridge, NJ passed away at his home on February 15, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born and lived his entire life in Oak Ridge. Albert’s...
Read more »
Image

Century 21 awards Geba Realty
Sparta — Donna Geba, broker/owner of Century 21 Geba Realty announced today that Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized sales affiliate Donna Geba with the Century...
Read more »

Clowning around? Mac Sabbath at Stanhope House
— Heavy Metal, fast food, and a show like no other: Welcome to the world of Mac Sabbath, a twisted tribute to Black Sabbath and...
Read more »
Image

Dentistry Expert Dr. Jonice Thompson Withanachchi: Dental Lasers
Dental lasers are commonly used for whitening procedures, but are also used for performing surgery on the gums. In addition, dental lasers can be used to remove cavities by...
Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Andover, NJ