I priced a very similar item at a local lighting store and found Pegasus Lighting would save me $20.00 per light and the shipping was free. Of course, I ordered from Pegasus and received a quality product that installed easily.
Pros: excellent quality and lower than retail price
My wife said 'this is a joke, right?' About as bright as a match!
Submitted by Andrew J Van Abs | 2.28.15
I'm amazed at the claims for brightness. Before going to the trouble to cut holes, run wiring, etc, I hooked the light up to a lamp cord and tried it at various positions over our basement steps. You have to look pretty closely to see that there is any light on the step and the idea of this being suitable for two/three steps is absurd. If I put two/three PER STEP, in the riser, then maybe this would work...but that's 2x$30x14 steps, or about $840, which is ridiculous. As a light mounted in the side of the stair to illuminate multiple steps, forget it!
Pros: None what so ever
Cons: Very dim, with huge bands of total darkness where the louvers come across
I previously had 7w bulbs that got too hot on my stairs. I tried led-equivalent bulbs but they just were not bright enough. These mini led lights are slightly brighter which is a good thing. They were simple to install and now I can have my stairs lit all night.
Pros: Stays cool to the touch Just as bright or brighter than a regular 7w bulb Seal around edge keep light from leaking out
These small LED assemblies provide great lighting. Our new house will have total LED lighting, so I was happy to find these for our stairway. Our old place had stairway lighting that used the standard Christmas Tree size bulbs, and I was forever replacing burn-outs. I'm looking forward to never having to remove faceplates and trying to get my big fingers into change those tiny bulbs!
Nice light housing that fits in a standard electrical box. Easy to hook up.
Cons: I purchased the covered plate primed because I needed them black. The glass on the back of the cover plate could not be removed to spray paint. Hard to cover up louvers so paint did not get on the glass. Glass should be shipped separate to avoid this problem.
Great lights for indirect stair lighting to make stair travel safer. I have two for eight stairs, one more after the turn lighting three more stairs and a fourth in the hallway. Plenty of light without being in your face. Well made and the quality and savings of LED.
Pros: Well made, LED, soft diffused light. Feel like they will last a long time.
I had trouble finding suitable lights to light my stairway to the basement, even with GOOGLE help, until I came up with the magic words 'LED step lights with louvers' which miraculously steered me directly to these. They are exactly what I had in mind. Three of them (top, middle and bottom of the staircase) furnish adequate light, and are not in the least annoying when left on 24/7, creating no heat or adding noticeably to the electric bill.
Pros: They furnish adequate light without becoming annoying or hot when left on 24/7, and don't add noticeably to the electric bill.
Very well assembled item. Good warm color. Super bright. Don't stare directly into them or your retinas may burn (OK, maybe not, but that's what my mom used to tell me). You'll get used to the bright light as they work and look good at night.
Installed this step light in an existing outlet close to my front door. Outlet is oriented in the horizontal position. Center of installed light is 30in above walk and 24in away from my front door. With the horizontal louver this little light illuminates an area approximately 4' x 4' and casts a good amount of light on the bottom third of my door. With the vertical louver installed the majority of my front door is softly illuminated giving a welcoming and safe approach to my house. I have a covered entryway so using the vertical louver in the horizontal position works for me with no concern about water entry but may not be suitable for others. The color of this light is more to the cool white spectrum which worked fine in my situation. I was considering another makers light to get a light with a cool white output but at a cost of more than $100 I decided to give this one a try instead. Glad I did. Very happy with this light overall.
Pros: Surprising well built little unit suitable for damp locations. Lights are protected by glass shield and foam gasket attached to the cover plate / louvers. Unit comes with louvers for both vertical and horizontal applications. Low power usage so unit should be energy efficient for 24/7 illumination.
Cons: None at this point in time. Hoping unit will last as long as indicated in the spec sheet.
We had added on to our house and built a basement under the addition. The basement is more a part of the house so we only have a 1/2 wall around the stairs with no door at the top or bottom of the stairs. We were looking for some sort of step lighting for the basement stairs since we didn't have a door and truly want the basement to be part of the house and another usable room versus a storage place. We looked in our local home improvement stores and couldn't find anything to meet our needs. I happened upon these lights through an internet search and read the reviews. The reviews were positive so we bought two. We are very happy with our purchase. They came very quickly. We purchased the ones that were primer ready so the painter painted them the same color as our walls so they blend in really well. We have one at the top of the stairs and one at the bottom of the stairs. While in my mind I think 2 more would have been great so that there would be more symmetry the two we have really do the trick for our purpose. We have a light switch by the first step so we can turn on the basement lights and see perfectly. Ours are on a photo cell so they come on when dark which is nice as they serve as a night light which is important since we don't have a door. For what we wanted them for they absolutely serve the purpose. I cannot speak to how long they will last but so far I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend the lights and this company to anyone.
I had been looking for replacement step lights, or even louvered covers, for years when I came upon the LED Step Light from Pegasus. It is available in a primer base, which allowed me to quickly paint the faceplate, install the LED while the faceplate was drying, then add the faceplate. It was all very quick and easy...and being LED, should last for the next 15-20 years. It is a bit expensive, but the LED will eliminate the bulb replacement costs, offsetting much of the price. Long story short, I liked the LED Step Light so much, I'm ordering 4 more now to replace my other existing step lights.
Pros: Quick & Easy Installation Primer faceplate makes for easy painting Metal faceplate eliminates light leakage LED light lasts virtually forever, eliminating replacement bulb costs
Cons: A bit pricey, but offset by ultra long life LED.
We installed 5 of these lights total in knee walls in our screen porch. They provide sufficient light to see and navigate the area but not to affect the view of the water or attract bugs to the screens. They are a value and have longevity. Energy efficient also.
Pros: Value for the money and did exactly what we were looking for.
I purchased these lights for our remodel and I couldn't be happier. I have 4 of them lighting the staircase to the loft and they provide plenty of light. The best part is we can leave them on as a night light for company when they stay over, especially great for the little kids. They were so easy to install and I like the option of going horizontal or vertical with the face plates to fit any design.
Pros: Bright, easy to install and require no additional driver, plus they are dimmable.
This is a versatile solution for step lighting needs. It comes with vertical and horizontal louvers in white or ready to paint primer for a small cost in brushed nickel. The emitted light is not harsh or overpowering and accents the steps well. Ease of installation is very important in the electrical business and this product allows us to make an attractive installation in no time at all.
Pros: suitable for damp locations Good price point paintable cover vertical or horizontal installation
Cons: I couldn't find any negatives for this product
I purchased three of these in total for the riser in the dedicated home theater I am building in my basement. Their purpose is to shine on the steps to prevent death by falling in the dark. :) They do this perfectly. They are dimmable, so the light can be reduced safely. They install in a normal one gang electrical box and use standard 110v power, making installation a snap. I painted them black, to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the theater.
I like this unit just as the other reviewers indicated. However, the bluish light starkly contrasts with the warmer leds and incandescent lights throughout the house. Does anyone think some kind of filter or films to warm the color spectrum of these lights might work?
Well constructed and easy to install. I like how it connects to my 110 a/c instead of using deck lighting with converters. I used these on my basement stairs due to the poor lighting in that area. The LED looks good and doesn't reflect in your eyes.
These are perfect for my home - they are being used to go up and down the steps so the staircase is lit at night. They are not on a switch but will be on from dusk till dawn - at 300K hours they should last quite a while. We received the primed and ready to paint. They have not been painted yet but will be soon. They are super easy to install and fit in any outlet box.
Builder installed a similar louvered unit, except they used 7 watt night light. I was constantly changing out bulbs. In 6 years I went thru 140 bulbs (each good for 2000 hours). With these leds I don't expect to have any hassles for 11 years. Also they fit tighter to the wall and don't leak light. The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars is the light color. They are almost blue white and I haven't found a way to make them a softer light.
We have used these as nightlights in dim hallways and on walls of stairways. In a house with senior citizens, they are left on and provide perfect illumination without glare or bulb changing issues. Nothing protrudes into the walking area making it safer. Love them!!
Pros: Price, ease of installation, light level
Cons: I ordered white but they look more like ivory.
These are nice because they are so small. They cast nice light although we had to go back and install more as the first go around with a light on every other step left the unlighted steps black as the light from the step above did not spill beyond the depth of the tread above. I will use these again.
What about a low voltage version? We have steps in the backyard that we ran a low voltage line to. I have 14 Home Depot step lights but they only seem to last about 1-2 years before I have to replace them. Came across your product but it seems it is AC 120v. Thanks, -e
Jake: Yes, these can be used outside. However, they are UL listed for damp locations, not wet locations. I mention this since you state that you get a lot of snow so getting wet is an issue. If during the winter months deep snow will be covering these step lights a lot of the time and melting on the step lights that might be a problem. However, the step lights being outside in a snow storm, but not completely covered, should be okay. It is the difference between being completely wet or just damp. I hope this helps.
Question from Anthony:
I installed these on my stairs and they look great! I installed an Intermatic timer for these however even when turned off they slightly glow. I was wondering if I need another kind of timer for the LED. I use the same timer throughout the house with LED bulbs but perhaps these very low watt direct wired lights just won't work. Any thoughts or ideas?
Anthony, this is an issue that occasionally pops up with LEDs. It's called ghosting. There's a tiny amount of electricity running in the circuit for the timer even when it's off. If you are able to swap out the timer for one with a neutral wire connection, that could solve the issue. I would also make sure the Timer you use is suitable for use with LEDs.
Question from Summer:
How many stairs would one mini step light cover? Do I have to put one of these on every step?
Summer, that really depends on your preference or the amount of light that you need/require for your application. For the best effect, one on every step is a good idea.
Question from Lance:
These don't have dusk to dawn sensor, right? Is there a toggle with photo sensor combo to switch these on in a stairwell? To be clear, I want these lights to come on automatically BUT still would like an override switch.