Rated 4 out of 5 by 1
Rated 4 out of 5
by StoneDevil LED Guide Light
My house was built in '63 and over the past year I have been replacing much of the old light fixtures, outlets and wall switches. I'm not a licensed electrician, but I've done enough electrical work in my life that I can handle pretty much any home wiring projects/problems.
I bought this for an end hallway switch fixture that houses a single pole and 3 way switch. Turned out that the single pole switch wasn't even hooked to anything in the fixture. That was because whoever wired it, decided to use the other half of the switch box as a junction box. The switch was obviously put there for aesthetic purposes. The first pic shows the 3 way switch still attached with maybe 3" of old, cruddy wire to work with. Long story short; I clipped off the cruddy ends, pig tailed 6" of 14 gauge wire off the main feed lines and was able to make it work; Pic 2. Pic 3 shows the light at about 75% brightness and Pic 4 was at 100%.
Installation was easy, you have a hot and neutral to hook up. It is extremely sensitive to the surrounding light. The slightest little shadows crossing it's path will affect it, which I found to be impressive. For the price I expected it to be a mediocre LED light, but that's not the case. My only little gripe is that there are 3 tiny LED's inside, as opposed to one large one. You can see this in Pic 3. They're only really noticeable when the LED is not at 100% brightness. And when it's at 100%...it's very bright. The instructions say that you can buy different color screens for the light. I might look into that.
All in all for the price, construction and ease of installation I would definitely recommend this. I'll be getting another one for our kitchen.
March 11, 2013