Comments about Product: Great quality, color a bit lighter than pictured, a true honey, perfect for my application.. took 5 mins or less per can to replace, 1 broken spring will ask for replacement, fast (free) delivery, love so much ordering another 13!
Comments about Product: Ive been wanting to purchase these for a while, and finally did so. They are of very nice quality. One of the pieces came broken of the 6 trims I ordered. I called and they are promptly replacing it. As far as assembly. I am a total beginner aside from the obvious. My house is 23 years old and the cans I have are not adjustable as far as socket height. I did have to go to 3 stores to find socket extenders that worked. I originally picked up extenders that were 1 1/4 inches. They were not long enough. The problem was finding ones long enough. That was frustrating. I found them at Menards. After I got the hang of removing the old... and then installing new...it went pretty fast. As far as them being advertised as "snapping into place"...that wont happen!!! There is more work involved than that!! Keep in mind that I did these by myself,50 yr old female, hubby is hunting. Patience ! They really make a difference and look very nice. I will be ordering more!
Comments about Product: The photo looked like this was a bronze or light copper color, which would have blended nicely with the hammered copper pendants I also ordered, but instead was a very light and brassy color - not attractive at all. They do fit my existing cans, so I'm planning on painting them with metallic paint to match my pendants. I'm not too excited about the extra work, it would've been nice if the description gave an accurate color description.
Comments about Product: I had been wanting to purchase these fixtures but hesitated until a Flash Sale" came along and had them priced significantly lower than the regular price. I purchased 5 and have no regrets! I highly recommend.
Comments about Product: The trim ring looks great - I put it on my recessed light over my kitchen sink. It really makes it look like a nice light fixture. It didn't just "snap in" like the description. The light's wires have to be pulled through the fixture.
Comments about Product: All canisters are not the same. We had To take the case out. Then the light fixture secured to the interior can with the springs but the socket hung too low. Local stores had no idea what a "socket plate " was that the instructions refer to as "m" to tighten still trying to make it work before calling a electrician. Frustrated. Looks great but won't work will out the light bulb!
Comments about Product: Exceeded expectations. My recessed light cans had 2 springs, so I anticipated these would work as a previous comment had reported, and they did. I expected to need the light socket extensions, but I found that the light sockets inside my recessed light cans were adjustable up and down. So, no extensions needed. There was a learning curve in installing the two springs, but by the time I got to number 16, I was connecting the 2 springs in less than a minute.
Comments about Product: the fluted trim is beautiful. it really finishes off the room, they look so expensive but are really so affordable i purchased 2 different styles to put through out the entire house. it really makes such a difference. our friends liked them so much they are getting them for their house too. they are very easy to install.
Comments about Product: These were installed during my kitchen remodelling and they are a classy touch. My kitchen remodel cost upwards of $200,000 and I can't imagine the high hats without these trim rings. They are worth every cent. I had an electrician do the install and he did agree that the installation was not a snap and could differ depending on the type of can the light is housed in.
Comments about Product: I loved the look - it matched other lighting fixtures perfectly. But, would not fit my recessed lighting. After inspecting the recessed casing - it read not to be used with any type of diffuser.
Comments about Product: Out of box, put together, then tried do decipher the instructions to hang. That was tough. Realized after 25 minutes I'd need someone to hold flashlight. Didn't have anyone so I put it away till the wife was available. Attacked it two days later and after some deep thought and problem solving it hit me between the eyes, almost literally. Realized the reflector cone could be taken off and held in front of me in order to attach the springs from the trim. Attached the springs to the end of the cone where it secured to the metal pan and light socket and within 5 minutes I was finished with the first one. Did the other three in the next 15 minutes, that's the time from opening box, putting together trim, then hanging the trim. It was easy after the first one! BTW, I did have to get socket extenders so the bulbs would fit and that added about $11.00 to the final price.
Wife loves them and I think they spruce up the kitchen with a little more class!
Comments about Product: I have pretty standard can lights in my house which has wooden ceilings. I thought these would look really nice but they did not fit. I did not realize that there were different sizes of standard can lights. The installation if they had fit my lights looked quite a bit more involved than the description would make it sound.
Comments about Product: Really nice upgrade to my canned lighting. Only one issue and it is with the catalog/web description. To say these "snap" on is misleading as you need to be able to reach up into the light fixture to attach the small springs and hooks that attach to the electrical fixture. Someone with other than small hands would have a difficult time installing these.
Comments about Product: Moving in to an older home, we were not happy with the older style recessed lighting in the family room.I looked for two years for an affordable way to update the lighting without having to tear it out, and then I found these! What a great way to dress up the old recessed lights and not have to spend a fortune.I have gotten so many complements and asked where to get them.I send people straight to Plow and Hearth and tell them what a great company they are !!
Comments about Product: Used in bar room at a primary business and personal entertainment venue (lake house). We were among those needing socket extenders. MORE than worth it. Stunning appearance. When have you ever noticed can lights? People notice and comment on them, regularly. If your can lights' housing installs with 2 springs you should be fine. If not we say professional modification is well worth while. We will order A LOT more for rest of house!
Comments about Product: Great Product. Used three of the trims to add some glam to the new bathroom recessed lights, plan to order some in a different color for my new kitchen's recessed lights as well. I did have to add some short socket extenders so the bulb was low enough but these are very inexpensive. While a little tricky to install with large hands (my electrician's)--the job got done quickly.
Comments about Product: These rings were extremely difficult to install. If they weren't so beautiful and add so much to our decor, we would have sent them back. We were not aware that there were so many different configurations of pot lights - apparently our builder used a very cheap version that did not work well with the trim rings. My husband had to fabricate certain parts to make the rings fit. The result was fabulous, but it was an all day project to get the first one installed. After that, the rest were easy. I would only recommend this product to someone who had a lot of "do it yourself" experience.
Comments about Product: The installation was much more difficult than was indicated
in the add. We had to buy new sized lights and make adjustment
on each light cover. Once we installed them they look wonderful.
Comments about Product: This product doesn't easily fit all standard recessed fixtures as catalog described. Installation was fairly easy, but could'nt attach light bulb into socket once the fixture was in place rendering product useless.[...]That being said, if the fixture would have worked out, it looked great in the ceiling.
Comments about Product: These are fine products, but what the product description lacks is the nature of the fastening mechanism. You need a fixture that has a place on the sides of the can to attach the spring wires that hold the rings in place. My cans have a different type of stiff spring that attaches the external ring to the bulb receptacle itself and there was just no way to adapt this product to that application. An on-line graphic showing how these fasten onto the can would have saved me the trouble of ordering.
Would I recommend these to a friend? Sure, if I checked out his fixtures first. Otherwise, I would not.
Comments about Product: The product looked great and I couldn't wait to install them in my new kitchen. Unfortunately they would not install in my recessed light fixtures. The whole canister would have needed replacing. Unfortunately I had to return them.
Comments about Product: We bought these for our kitchen. They look wonderful once they are installed... BUT, to install them, we had to go buy socket extenders because our recessed lighting fixture was too deep to work with these covers. The socket extenders were 1.25" and cost $2.74 each at [...]. Well worth the expense, but still a little annoying that they didn't install without extra hardware. I think there are just too many different recessed lighting fixtures to say "fits standard recessed lighting". They need to identify what "standard" is.
Comments about Product: An attractive retrofit for existing recessed lights but the application requires a special reflector not common to some brands of recessed lighting cans. Would be good to specify the types of recessed light cans the product works with. Would save a lot of return postage and aggravation.
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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!