Return to the Lighting Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Need LED for Shallow recessed can

Posted by eve72 (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 29, 12 at 21:50

Looking to put an LED into a Halo H27T shallow (6 inch depth) can. Given the shallowness of the can what would be the best LED? The edison base cree/ecosmart will not fit according to both spec and cree's website. They seem to indicate that the GU24 base will fit. However, Home Depot is apparently out of stock on all GU24 - I wonder if this is temporary or not. Lowes has a Sylvania that says it will fit in a 6 inch depth - BUT it's a lot more expensive and doesn't seem to have anything to substantiate the extra cost. Lowes also has a Utilitech 5/6 inch LED that claims to be brighter 700 lumens and can fit a 5.5 inch depth. Not sure of the quality or who actually makes it. Any suggestions to point me in the right direction? Thanks. Eve


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Need LED for Shallow recessed can

The can is 5.5" deep and uses an e26 base (screw in base). If you need to use a can of that depth, none of the Cree 6" lamps will fit.

If you use gu24 base lamps, the housing must have the gu24 base.

Otoh, some have used the Sylvania rt6 with that housing.


 o
RE: Need LED for Shallow recessed can

At Amazon.ocm I found an LED called a G7 that appears to be smaller for its output. A 100 Watt equivalent was only $26 each. Positive reviews there too.


 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