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5 Ways to Update Your Old Recessed Lighting

Gino Hefner Civilight LED DMF LED Energy Squad Eyeball fixture Gino Hefner Juno LED LED LED Recessed LED Retrofit Topaz Lighting

5 Simple Solutions to Update those old nasty recessed lights and trims:

Are your old trims turning yellow? Are those 80s-style eyeball lights staring at you all day long, judging you about your electrical usage and just giving you the creeps? Are the bulbs in the fixtures even the correct ones? Do you even remember what good lighting looked like? Let the Pros at Energy Squad help turn those old recessed fixtures into something you can be proud of again. Here are 5 options that will brighten up your life and save you some money on your electric bill:

1.  Civilight Professional 14W  5" or 6" All in One Downlight

 

These all-in-one LED fixtures quickly retrofit most 5" or 6" recessed cans. Begin by removing the old bulb and existing trim. Next, take the supplied quick-connect edison adaptor and screw it into the existing light socket. Pinch the tension arms from the Civilight trim into the receiving clips found inside the existing can. Push everything up inside the can and boom,  Civilight Hotness!!

Quick Specs:

 LifeSpan Dimmable CRI Wattage / Equal Options
35,000 Hours Yes 97 14W /  75W Equal White, Round

At $0.11 per kWh, this 14W LED downlight estimates energy cost $1.69 per year, using $53.90 of electricity over its 35000 hour lifetime. This is a $234.85 savings when compared to the $288.75 required to run a 75W incandescent over the same period. Actual savings will vary depending on cost per kWh. 32 years means rated average life based on engineering testing and probability analysis where the lamp is used 3 hours per day, 7 days a week.

 

2.  NextWAVE 10W 4" Square Trim LED

 

These all-in-one LED Fixtures quickly retrofit most 4" recessed cans.  Start by removing the existing bulb and trim, screw the supplied edison adapter into the existing light socket and then simply push the LED Module and trim into the recess can.  Just like that you have a new modern looking fixture! These fixtures fit both new construction and remodel type cans and come in various finishes.

Quick Specs:

 LifeSpan Dimmable CRI Wattage / Equal Options
50,000 Hours Yes 95 10W /  75W Equal Square, Round

 

3.  DMF DRD3 SPOT LED Module paired with Trim Option

 

Possible Trim Options

  • Round Trim with Smooth finish.
  • White, Black, Silver Reflector w/ White Flange
  • Direct replacement for MR and PAR style bulbs.

These Unique LED Fixtures quickly retrofit most 4", 5" or 6" recessed cans. What makes this LED module so intriguing you ask?  The answer is that you can pair the LED Engine with any of DMF's trim options to create a unique look in any room! The DRD3 comes in two lumen outputs, 750lm and 1000lm, and two beam spreads, 22 degrees (spot) and 40 degrees (flood).  With an adjustable tilt up to 40 degrees and rotatable light source,  the DRD3 is perfect for replacing those old eyeball recessed lights.  Keep in mind, the trim size needs to match the size recess can its going into. Once you have selected your LED Engine and trim, the installation works very similar to the previous retrofit kit examples above. Remove the old light bulb and existing trim, screw the supplied edison adaptor into the existing light socket and then simply push the the tension clips on the LED trim inside the can. Push everything up and you have a new modern look!

Quick Specs:

 LifeSpan Dimmable CRI Wattage / Equal Options
50,000 Hours Yes 93 12W or 14.7W /  75W or 90W Equal Round (White, Black, Silver)

 

 4.  DMF DRD2 LED Module paired with Trim Option

Possible Trim Options

  • Round Trim Shape with Smooth, Baffle, Wall Wash Styles
  • Square Trim Shape with Smooth, Baffle, Wall Wash
  • Deep Shape
  • White, Black, Silver Reflector w/ White Flange
  • Direct replacement for BR and R style Bulbs

Similar to the DRD3,  the DRD2 retrofits most 4", 5" or 6" recessed cans.  The DRD2 is a perfect replacement for your old BR and R Style bulbs.  The DRD2 comes in two lumen outputs 750lm and 1000lm,  rough equivalent to a 65W and 85W incandescent bulb.  Same as the DRD3, the DRD2 can be paired with any of DMF's trim options to create a unique look in any room! Few things to remember, if you have a 4" recessed can, you will need to stay wit a 4" trim but if you have a 5" can, you can select a 5" or 6" trim.  If your recessed can is 6", your only choice will be a 6" trim option.  Once you have selected your LED Engine and trim, the installation works very similar to the previous retrofit kit examples above. Remove the old light bulb and existing trim, screw the supplied edison adaptor into the existing light socket and then simply push the the tension clips on the LED trim inside the can. Push everything up and you have a new modern look!

Quick Specs:

 LifeSpan Dimmable CRI Wattage / Equal Options
50,000 Hours Yes 93 11.8W or 14.7W /  65W or 90W Equal See Above

 

 5.  Juno 6" WarmDIM LED Retrofit Light

 

    Don't want to give up the feel of an incandescent bulb as it dims? Juno's LED WarmDIM retrofit modules solve that issue. These all-in-one 6" downlights install into most existing 6" recess cans with an edison quick-connect plug. To install, remove the old light bulb and existing trim,  screw the supplied edison adaptor into the existing light socket and then simply push the the tension clips on the LED trim inside the can. Push everything up and you have a new modern look! Dim the light down from a cool 3000K color temperature to a nice warm amber 2000K!

    Quick Specs:

     LifeSpan Dimmable CRI Wattage / Equal Options
    50,000 Hours Yes (2000K-3000K) NA 12W /  65W Equal White, with various baffle inserts

     

    For more information about these amazing products, please visit us at Energy Squad or email us at sales@energysquad.com.



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