happyboy6 said: Costco also has BR40's when combined with a simple open trim are a cheaper solution than this retrofit. I also had to add dimmer. These retrofits are generally more expensive than retrofitting the bulbs alone. With the simple open trim and the BR40 bulb, it fits tight and looks just as good as these overpriced retrofit kits. These retrofit kits seems much brighter than any of the LED replacement bulbs I've bought in the past.
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I have 25 of these LEDs and 8 of the dimmers above installed in my house. Works great. The dimmer is smooth and allows for super low ambient light up to full bright - which is very bright. The ones I saw at Home Depot don't look any better and have half the lumens. These lights do not look cheap at all when they're installed
Looks like Costco has an updated version of these at $21.99. Notable differences are: 23 watts vs 18 watts, 90 degree dispersion vs 85 degrees, and 40,000 hour life vs 35,000 hours. I picked up one to compare with the older model and the newer ones are noticeably shorter, so it may fit into shallow housings. Light output is the same at 1200 lumens. Can't tell the difference in the 5 degree difference in dispersion.
Saw these the other day at my local Costco (Mtn. View, CA) and picked up a few more since I've been happy with the older version. If you're in Northern California, it'll likely be $16.99 (due to a $5 PG&E instant rebate).
You're right, it is noticeably more shallow than the previous version. Hopefully this will fit the one can that I needed a more shallow mount. Too bad they use up more wattage, though.
The lens profile is slightly different than the earlier version, too.
 I also noticed that the CRI of the new version is 91 vs the old one's 82 CRI
I purchased 40 of these for my spec house and they look and work great. I have 5 left over, unfortunately the workers lost the springs and wires. Does anyone know how I can get extra springs and wires?
1. Electric savings are huge. Last two customers houses the savings over the life of bulb was 36,000 and 55,000 dollars. Yes i know but the first had 65 replacements and other 95. Just the more modern look sales itself. 2. You can now cover can because heat is now longer a problem. No more R-0 insulation areas all over house. 3. Stops air infiltration. These houses both had equivalent leakage to attic the size of a large Window being left open entire year 24/7
So really if you factor in the last 2 the actual savings is much more. I will look for these lites at coco and you can find LED calculators all over the web
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