ECO575 and 4" housing help (H99ICAT/Nora)
I've been reading this forum like mad and have learned a lot in the last few weeks, however, I'm still confused about something.
We are in CA and want to have 4" recessed LEDs for our new construction 9-ft high kitchen. I looked at the H99ICAT cans at Home Depot and they have a Title-24 sticker on them, but they have an Edison base. The H99ICAT specs also indicate that they are Title-24 compliant. So here are my questions:
1. I thought Title-24 would require a GU24 base? Or are these Title-24 because they only support low wattage bulbs? (IOW that the wattage isn't high enough to support incandescents higher than 40W) I have a call into the city about whether they would approve these or not.
2. Even if these are allowed, would it be better to go with the GU24 base (such as the Nora GU-24 can)? I know the ECO-575-GU24 bulb would be a bit more expensive and/or harder to find, but I'm thinking about what would be good for the future.
3. A more basic question which I don't get. With both the CR4/CR6/ECO575 bulbs + cheaper can combo, why would anyone want to buy the more expensive LED housings unless they were required by code? The ECO575 seem to be pretty good and also much cheaper.