Great product, so much better than halogen/xenon lights
October 4, 2011
I previously had halogen puck lights, direct wired, and the light was intense, hot and bright. But changing the bulbs was way too difficult. I considered LEDs but they require rewiring and a transformer and I already had direct wiring in place. These new fluorescent lights are very easy to change, last longer, use less energy, and are cooler. The only thing is it takes a minute or two for them to warm up to full brightness. Not a problem for me.
Pros:Easy to install, but each comes with it's own plug. So, I cut the plug off and soldered to the existing wiring. The light is very white and pleasant; bulbs don't get as hot as xenon or halogen. Bulbs last a long time.
Cons:A bit dim when first turned on. They need to warm up a minute or two. The edges of the fixture are translucent and so you see some bright light that leaks.