hlep me interpret these UCL and can lighting specs

illinigirlAugust 26, 2013

I asked our builder what the standard lighting was and these are the specs they gave me. In addition we are using LED cans in our vaulted ceiling at additional cost.

Under cabinet Lighting and In cabinet lighting

Warm White 2700k Flexible LED Ribbon


LED Type: SMD 3528

Number of LEDs: 60/meter

View Angle: 120 degrees

Lumen: 900-1100 per 5 meters

Lumens Power: 24 Watts Input per 5 meters

Voltage: 12 Volts

DC Current: 2 Amps per 5 meters

Can Lights

HALO Recessed Housing, 6 Inch, CFL flood bulbs in all areas except kitchen to be Halogen, showers to be LED

Recessed Lighting Housing, IC/Non-IC Airtight, Lamp Type Incandescent, Max Wattage 75, For New Construction, Direct Burial Insulation, Number of Lamps 1, Voltage 120, Features Installed Bar Hangers, Airtight Standard, Damp Location Listed, 2 X 8 Construction, Housing Material Steel and Aluminum, Width 11.25 In, Height 7.5 In, Length 13.75 In, Diameter 6 In, Actual OD 6.5 In, Approvals/Standards UL/CuL

do i need to ask for any changes or are these good lights? thanks

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Ask to view samples in person.
Given the current pricing for Cree cr6 lights, cfl recessed lighting is practically obsolete .

    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 7:55PM
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So do I just need the bulbs to be upgraded and the halo housings that are standard will work or do I need different housings?

They have quoted me 270 upcharge just for LEDs in the great room. I don't know how many that is for.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 11:04PM
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If you're not subject to title 24 (CA), standard cans could be installed. Each CR6 goes for ~ 35 (including the trim ring).

A good way to estimate is to go to your local HD and look at the pricing for the Halo LED lamps and modules.

The pricing for the UCL should be based on the length of the tape used, power supplies, additional wiring (for low voltage). They should be able to detail the number of separate tape runs.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 10:07AM
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