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Recessed lighting with LED GU10 bulbs

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Recessed lighting with LED GU10 bulbs

Hello all
I know this recessed lighting 4-pack on Costco.ca will be on sale coming Monday for 97$ making it about 24.25 / light fixture, light bulb included.
http://www.costco.ca/LuxLite-4-in.-Rece ... 25900.html

The bulb itself seems to be 7W with 480 lumens which is pretty good. Older reviews talk about 5W and 300 lumens but there must have been a change.

If the brand is still Bazz, the each bulb cost about 12-15 bucks everywhere. http://www.renodepot.com/en/7w-led-bulb-33785338

So would that make this a relatively good deal, quality-wise?

I could buy a 10-pack of fixtures on amazon for 132$ https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss? ... ecessed+10 but then I have to find the bulbs. LED bulbs with high lumen output are not cheap, or then I'm not sure about the quality, such as these : https://www.amazon.ca/trade-Equivalent- ... ds=dr+bulb

By the way, what would be the spacing for them, on a ~90 in ceiling in basement? about 4 ft max? These have 40 degree beam I believe.
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[OP]
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I wrote 90ft above but meant about 90in :)
abstract808 wrote: How high is your basement ceiling?
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I had our entire house renovated and changed almost every bulb in the house inside and out over to LED (minus chandelier or bathroom as I cannot find suitable ones for my liking). Best quality for light in standard bulb to me was Cree, perhaps a bit more but after buying several brands and comparing side by side it was aesthetically the best product to match incandescent.

For our GU-10 lights we have the Phillips 5W as again found it to be the best quality of light to match incandescent. We tried multiple brands and for the GU10 version we put in about 60 GU10 bulbs overall in different places. House is a bungalow, open concept main floor and basement area have the GU10, other rooms use other LED variants.

For spacing we took the advice of our contractor who recommended 4 foot spacing, perfect in our opinion.

Love the way it turned out, exceeded our expectations.
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Costco has 4"led potlights in store for $22.99 each
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Drthorne wrote: Costco has 4"led potlights in store for $22.99 each
A prime example of the same product available in store for less than online.
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When the sales come along, you can end up with GU10 LED bulbs from Costco for about $2.50 each.
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Drthorne wrote: Costco has 4"led potlights in store for $22.99 each
Do you know lumens output of those, and color (white, stainless)?
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Drew_W wrote: When the sales come along, you can end up with GU10 LED bulbs from Costco for about $2.50 each.
They have have them for 13 bux a 3 pack now in store. Luminus brand.

They are a bit bulgy for gu10 so they don't fit everywhere
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Ballroomblitz wrote: I had our entire house renovated and changed almost every bulb in the house inside and out over to LED (minus chandelier or bathroom as I cannot find suitable ones for my liking). Best quality for light in standard bulb to me was Cree, perhaps a bit more but after buying several brands and comparing side by side it was aesthetically the best product to match incandescent.
Have you tried Sylvania LED bulbs? Can you comment on them?

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