Two Light PAR Flood Light
Don't buy this cheap, flawed design!
This simple floodlight holder could easily have been inexpensive but good. Instead it is cheap and bad. Here's why: (1) A flat half-inch nut is used to adjust the floodlight's position and then hold the floodlight in place. It is the only thing that keeps its floodlight from falling out of the fixture. I bought 4 floodlights. Two of these nuts broke--just cracked in half--on two different fixtures during installation. Another was badly cast and would not thread on correctly. Even though these nuts are hard to turn, I did not use a wrench to turn them. Competitive products use better, bigger nuts with machined threads and good finger holds. (2) The floodlight base does not provide a flat surface for the half-inch nut to bear upon. The nut faces a curved surface. It is hard to get the nut tight enough to hold the floodlight where it needs to be, because the nut can grab only a small portion of the floodlight base. Competitive products have a flat surface for the nut and easily hold the floodlight. (3) The floodlight base has two mounting holes located 3.5 inches apart for screwing it to your electric box. The website does not tell you that. But electric boxes can use either of TWO standard spacings, 2.75 or 3.5 inches. Mine were 2.75. I had to buy an adapter plate for each box and extra screws, then drill a clearance hole outside the box for the end of each floodlight base screw. Competitive products use a center mount and a separate mounting bar that works with either spacing and is much easier to install.
June 6, 2009
This product looks like two small flashlights, and should not be considered a flood light. I was highly disappointed with it. Unless you are using this light for a doll house, it should not be considered.
September 10, 2009
What they claim to be - and work very well
These are what they are supposed to be - decent quality for a world full of junk nowadays. Best simplest way to mount bare bulbs I've ever found.
January 18, 2014