Return to the Lighting Forum | Post a Follow-Up

seeking dimmable par/br/r20 led recommendations

Posted by tigerninety (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 17, 12 at 21:08


We're in the final stages of finishing a basement and are looking for best options for LED lights for the six recessed HALO H99ICAT cans we installed. Obviously, we installed fixtures that are not dedicated LED fixtures, but we wanted the flexibility.

Now I'm trying to find the best value LEDs for the money. We want instant-on (aren't all LEDs?) and maximally dimmable (it's a home theater install). We'll be using them with Insteon dimmers.

With all of that info, what would you recommend? I've heard that PAR20s are the best design, but I understand that BRs and Rs would work (depending on the trim; we're probably going to go for the base Halo 993W trim).

We'd probably prefer something warmish and flood rather than spot.

I'm looking closely at Home Depot's EcoSmart 8-Watt (50W) Bright White (3000K) PAR20 LED Flood Light Bulb at $18.97 each.

Other suggestions?



Follow-Up Postings:

RE: seeking dimmable par/br/r20 led recommendations

The CR6

RE: seeking dimmable par/br/r20 led recommendations

Thanks for the suggestion. The CR4 is suitable as equivalent for PAR20 (4-inch cans), but we'll need something less expensive than a $52 bulb.

Anyone have anything more to recommend in that $20 range to compete with the EcoSmart? For a 4-in can?

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Lighting Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here