Nora recessed LEDs

katkatfMay 16, 2011

I'm getting ready to do a kitchen remodel in CA with a permit, so Title 24 matters.

My electrician is suggesting Nora recessed lighting. I asked re: Cree - the lighting distributor says right now, Cree has the best LED chip, and most lighting manufacturers use it. He's saying the Nora 6" (NLEDC-66230WW) and the Nora 5" (NLEDC-56230WW) are as good as the LR6. The Nora choices cost $84.75 per light (housing plus trim), the Cree LR6 costs $100.16.

Anybody know whether Nora does use the Cree chip and/or why I would want to pay $15 more for the Cree?

TIA.

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David

I don't have any experience with the Nora choices, but looking at the specifications, it seems that the LED chips may not be the same.

You can get LR6 units for ~ 79.95 online.

The LR6 also comes with the trim.

Here is a link that might be useful: polar-ray

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 4:12PM
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katkatf

Thanks, David, I chickened out on the Nora cuz I couldn't find really anything anywhere about them. I'm working to make a Title 24 solution work with CR6's with GU24 bases. It's been quite a runaround finding a way to do it without special ordering, but I think I got it figured. It's surprising to me that here in CA there's no place I can find locally that has the GU24 solution in stock.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2011 at 3:42PM
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David

You're welcomed.
Have you tried polar-ray.com?

Here is a link that might be useful: polar-ray

    Bookmark   May 20, 2011 at 8:26PM
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katkatf

I did find several places on line that have the CR6 and compatible housings; I'll add polar-ray.com to the mix when it's time to order.

David, I really appreciate your willingness to help - not just me - I see you all over this forum!!!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2011 at 9:39PM
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triphaseelectric

The Nora uses the higher end Cree dimming chip and driver set up. It's a much better light than the lr6. The lr6 is problematic.

Mike

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 3:21PM
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wws944

Katkatf: Every Home Depot stocks the CR6 with the GU24 base.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 5:54PM
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calumin

wws944 - yes but they don't sell compatible GU24 housing, which is why HD salespeople tend to recommend the integrated kits instead of Cree / EcoSmart.

It's possible to find locally, but easier to buy online using any of the compatible housing that people have found on other threads.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 6:34PM
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