Comments about Product: Very attractive and well made, but could be better if the glass ring were held to the metal leave ring without using the reflector. In older homes you cannot use the reflector and will need to jury-rig the fixture to make it fit without using the light bulb to hold it in place.
Comments about Product: This item is well made and looks terrific. The only thing I had to do is make holes at a higher location for the retainer springs, as the original holes were a bit too low for the new springs and the unit would not hold snug against the ceiling. It was an easy fix and they make the kitchen look 100% better.
Comments about Product: These look great once installed, really class the place up from the cheesy, standard, contractor special, white can lights.
Initially I almost gave up on trying to install them as after I put the first couple of them together (easy enough task) and tried to mount them on the can, the springs would not stretch/reach the holes in the top of the can and you have to do it basically blind as your hand is way up in the can with no way to see. I finally came up with the solution of drilling 2 small holes in the can itself about 1-2 inches below the top of the can. In this way I could now stretch the springs (rather hard to hold onto once stretched, and they hurt your fingers) to the drilled holes and mount the unit (I also bent the hook part of the spring for a better angle). After mounting about 8 of them, I found that if your fingers didn't hurt too much, you could stretch the spring to the top and just put the hook over the top rim and it would hold, which made the job quicker, but seems less secure. Anyway, I don't think they will fall down, they felt sturdy enough (unless the spring snaps) and they do look stunning.
The second issue after all that in my cans is that the hole in the back of the unit is too small for a regular size flood light bulb to fit through, so you either need and extender, or you can buy some smaller diameter flood lights that will just barely fit through and then the light itself is actually behind the base of the trim ring's back, but it looks ok and the light is nicely dispersed.
Comments about Product: I had recently purchased these from another catalog and paid almost twoice the amount for these from P&H. Very please with the style and the defused lighting after their installed. However, be forewarned. Depending on your ceiling cans, this may be a bigger job then you think. I had to replace my ceiling cans to accommodate these rings. So the cost just doubled.
Comments about Product: WELL, I BOUGHT 11 OF THESE AND YES THEY WERE FAIRLY EASY TO INSTALL BUT... I HAD NO IDEA THERE WERE SUCH THINGS AS LIGHT BULB EXTENDERS UNTIL AFTER I WENT TO THE STORE AND BOUGHT 11 SMALL FLOOD LITES AT $11.00 EACH..... WHICH DON'T LOOK VERY ATTRACTIVE AND NOT VERY MUCH LIGHT! BUT I DID GET A GREAT DEAL FROM BUYING SO MANY...THEY LOOK GREAT AND REALLY UPDATED MY BIG KITCHEN.
Comments about Product: My husband put these up and then we realized the bulb wouldn't reach the socket so after we bought extenders they looked great. They are exactly what I was looking for. Just remodeled my kitchen replacing the old faded white trim with these and I love them!
Comments about Product: I love the way it turned my boring, blah recessed lighting into something beautiful. I have had these for about a month now and everyone who sees them wants to know where I bought them. The fact if you buy 4 or more they discount them even more. I have seen these trim rings on other sights for more money. It took my husband who is not DIY person a half hour to install 4 and that includes removing the old ones. Now I have a beautiful ceiling, you will enjoy the difference it makes on your boring lighting. The quality of this product is outstanding verses the cost. You will be happy with the difference this makes in recessed lighting.
Comments about Product: I think these are beautiful. I bought them for my dining room. The picture before/after leads you to believe that the you can just clamp these on to the recessed light. Not so. Once I figured out the pencil trick (I used a thin phillps screw driver/much stronger) all went well. I too have the cone inserts (ugly). Everything went well until I went to insert the bulbs. The recommended bulbs for the fixture are not long enough. I was able to use three of the current bulbs (tight fitting) but, for some reason the forth will not go in. I will take the recommendation from Avid Do-It-Yourselfer and look into the bulb adaptors. If this works I'll purchase some more. Still concerned about the size and wattage requirements.
Comments about Product: This is the second one we purchased. The first one we left in our past home. When you start updating the finishings in your home, this completes the room. It's first class all the way. It says you took the time and effort to add all the high end finishings to your home. I will be replacing a few more can lights soon. The home do-it-yourself national stores do not even come close to carrying this class of finishing for recessed lighting.
Comments about Product: Absolutely love this product! Installed it in my kitchen, bathroom, living room, and hall ways! Replaced the old outdated inserts with these updated classy fixtures! They are a great value and super easy to install.
Comments about Product: These did not fit my current recess lighting. Had my father try to install it and he is a contractor but we would have to drill holes and it just was not worth it. Nice trim rings very disappointed they did not fit.
Comments about Product: Look great and were easy to install since we had the right sized can to fit them. Did need to buy smaller bulbs and bulb adaptors in order to screw the bulbs into the sockets. Light diffusing and add a classy touch.
Comments about Product: these really are beautiful when installed and definitely do dress the room up. BUT, they were NOT easy to install, at least on our recessed fixtures. There are springs to hold the fixture to the light housing and, once those springs were connected placing tension on the can, the light bulbs became crooked in the fixture and looked ridiculous. we put up 8 at once and all eight did exactly the same thing. it is difficult to explain but it was bit tedious to devise the work-around. also, we did need extenders which added a few bucks to the cost of the fixture. Overall, though, it was worth the trouble. They really do look awesome.
Comments about Product: We put these up in our kitchen and hallway. It added a decorative touch as well as color to the ceiling lights. It is a beautiful design and makes your home look more like a custom home. I would highly recommend this product. Love them!
Comments about Product: I absolutely love this recessed light cover! It is so unique and is a perfect match to the bronze chandelier I just hung in my dining room. I just wish I could afford eight more for my kitchen!!! I myself could not figure out how to install it so I had my electrician hang it while he was here. He had it up in two minutes.
Comments about Product: The trim ring is very stylish. My only complaint is that it did not fit my (I think) standard recessed light opening. Check the measurements of your opening against the inner diameter of the product before purchasing.
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The Olla: A Brief History
Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.
When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.
The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.
Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!