JACKY LED 13W Dimmable Retrofit LED Recessed Lighting Fixture – 5000K

Screen Shot 2015-04-17 at 1.57.47 PMThis is a very well designed and effective recessed light. It can be easily installed without using any tools, and this is one of its strongest selling points. It looks and feels pretty solid and durable, and it nicely complements almost any lighting fixture.

This 13 Watt recessed LED light gives off a crisp white light that is very sharp and well defined. It even feels brighter than the equivalently rated incandescent light bulb. Unfortunately, I am not a big fan of the 5000 K type of light. It is very cold and industrial-feeling. I’ve discovered that, for me at least, the light bulbs in the 2600 K to 2900 K have the most pleasant look. That temperature range resembles very closely the light that comes from the traditional incandescent light bulbs and even candles. The 5000 K light is close to the “natural” sunlight, but it’s not the kind of light that feels pleasant in your home setting. This light is probably better suited for a workshop, an outdoors spotlight, or even a small photo studio setup.

I have not used this light fixture long enough to be able to ascertain how much of a saving it really is. I have no reason not to believe that the savings can be substantial, and some of the estimates are given on the packaging that comes with this light bulb. One of the main reasons I like the LED lights is the fact that they don’t need to be replaced very often. (The estimated life of this kind of light is over 20 years.) That comes in handy especially with the flood lights – most of mine are in not-easily-accessible places and less work I have to do replacing them, the better.

This light is dimmable, which is another one of its strong points. It is also pretty expensive, more in the line of the first generation of LED lightbulbs than what is prevalent these days in the consumer sections of the store. However, if it is a rare light fixture of its kind than this higher price might be justified.

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Bojan Tunguz

Bojan Tunguz was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which he and his family fled during the civil war for the neighboring Croatia. Over the past two decades he has studied, lived and worked in the United States. He is a theoretical physicist with degrees from Stanford and University of Illinois. Tunguz has taught physics at several prominent liberal arts colleges and has been writing about physics, science and technology for more than a decade. He also has a wide spectrum of interests, and reads and writes about current events, society, culture, religion and politics. Over the years he has reviewed many of the books that he has read, and posted his reviews on various online outlets. In 2011 he had become a top 10 reviewer on Amazon.com, where he continues to be very active. Aside from reading and writing, Tunguz enjoys traveling, digital photography, hiking, and fitness. He resides with his wife in Indiana. You can follow my review updates on the following pages as well: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tunguzreview Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tunguzreviews Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104312842297641697463/posts

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