Experience with Lotus ceiling lights?

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Experience with Lotus ceiling lights?

I will be renovating a house soon and since the ceiling will be redone completely I can use “new construction” lights instead of remodel versions.

I’ve been looking at this product by Lotus that I saw some people on reddit recommend:

https://www.lotusledlights.com/recessed-lighting/4-inch/round-deep-regre...

Does anyone here have experience with Lotus lights? Or recommendations for similar products (90+ CRI, dimmable very low or dim to warm) I should be looking at?

One aspect of the Lotus product I like is that they have extension cables for the drivers so you can put several drivers together in the attic in a common location (above insulation so a driver can be more easily replaced if it dies).

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Are you sure you want this type of light, I mean they look amazing on the paper, but since they are embedded in the ceiling they will illuminate rather small area. These tend to produce conus shape beam andyou will need several of them to illuminate one room. It can get really expensive, what room do you plan to put this in? Have you considered a light with replaceable bulbs?

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Dr.Phillip wrote:
Are you sure you want this type of light, I mean they look amazing on the paper, but since they are embedded in the ceiling they will illuminate rather small area. These tend to produce conus shape beam andyou will need several of them to illuminate one room. It can get really expensive, what room do you plan to put this in?
Yes, I would need quite a few for a grid in each room. While expensive up front, it’s not that much over the lifetime of the house. Since the ceiling will be redone and I’m not limited to the cheaper thin/remodel lights, I’d rather spend a bit more money to get the best possible lighting solution.

Dr.Phillip wrote:
Have you considered a light with replaceable bulbs?
I haven’t ruled that out so if you have any specific recommendations feel free to share.
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I prefer to go with basic type of ceiling lights, something like this:
https://www.ikea.com/sa/en/p/pult-ceiling-lamp-steel-90192900/

I am in Europe, so I have no idea what kind of sortiment you can get in Texas but I would guess you can find that type of ceiling light in various quality and with a lot of design variations. They are low profile and are manufactured to house various number of bulbs. I have one with only one slot for one bulb and one with six e27 led bulbs (in the middle ol large room).

Huge advantage of bulb lights is how often you can change the leds if you want some different type of light without doing difficult house construction stuff or ceiling disassembly. You can find amazing bulbs with different temperatures for different rooms in your house, this list has some amazing bulbs:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/69805

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I looked up the sources for these units in my area and most seem to be suppliers for the industry. They might only sell to contractors and not to individuals. They are also likely to be quite expensive. Why would you choose a deep recessed ceiling light as compared to one that has the LED COB nearer the surface? You get better light distribution with the near surface mount.

I retrofitted my entire home 4 years ago and replaced several can lights with LED retrofits costing about $9 each purchased from China. The 15W replacement over my sink casts a good light over about 10 linear feet of counter space. I’m not obsessed by CRI so have no idea what the rating is. The light is bright (cool white) and pleasing to me so that’s all that counts.

I was in a home on Thanksgiving built with multiple can lights to light the living room. They were the deep recessed can lights. It took a lot of them to adequately light the room. Pleasing? Yes. Adequately bright for my tastes? No. If I were buying a new home I would love to have ceiling lights rather than floor lamps but this is not what I would choose.