We have recessed downlights in our kitchen and other areas that currently utilize 65Watt Reflector flood bulbs. Is there an LED alternative?


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • Ken Reilly



Yes, and you have choices. The simplest retrofit is simply changing your standard incandescent or halogen flood bulbs to LED floods. They are available in various sizes such as R20, R30, R40. Match the size of the bulb you have now with the same size LED and look for the light output equivalent. Often you can reduce your wattage consumption from ie 65 Watts to about 12 Watts or so with LED bulbs. And they will last for years and years.

The nomenclature explained is as follows: R20 is a “Reflector” that is 20 eighths on an inch in diameter at its widest point…..or approx. 2 inches in diam. An R30 would be 30 eighths of an inch or approx. 3 inches, etc. Another alternative would be to purchase complete LED down light retrofit kits. They are designed to have the LED's built in and also include a new ceiling trim ring.

It's like getting a brand new fixture. Look for the right size for the openings in your ceiling…..4”, 5”, 6” kits. They contain usually a standard screw base on a pigtail which simply screws into the existing socket in your ceiling and only requires removing the existing trim and lamp.




Make text smaller Make text larger

More From The Lighting Expert

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Image A look at common football injuries
By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.
In one painful instant, they can derail your favorite football team's championship hopes — or sink your dreams for a title-winning fantasy football...
Image Middle school to perform fast-paced 'Wonderland'
— Lewis Carroll's famous heroine will come to life in a delightful adaptation of the classic Disney film by the Delaware...
Image Want to help out in the community?
Belle Reve Senior Living


404 E Harford St Milford, PA


570-409-3593

Image How to improve your mental state and how others can help
How To Improve Your Mental State and How To Help tips offered by:

VIDEOS



Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.



MOST READ

Local News
Wellness center is approved
  • Oct 18, 2017
Local News
Taste your way through town on Oct. 28
  • Oct 19, 2017
Local News
Learn how to write great press releases
  • Oct 18, 2017
Local News
Obamacare sign-ups start Nov. 1
  • Oct 17, 2017
Entertainment
Make your own mask for the Halloween dance
  • Oct 17, 2017

MOST COMMENTED



Weather in Milford, PA