Basement Light suggestion

tom baker

First Chief Moderator
Staff member
My basement has a low ceiling and I have 10" square recessed lights, with a drop down lens, these are all converted to LED. I need a few more lights, I have found 6 10" recessed incandescent cans for $14.00 each (can't imagine many of these are sold), but the lenses are $45.00. Since its a drop down lens it distributes the light horizontally for the low 6 ft 6 in ceiling. Any suggestions for a alternative fixture? I could use florescent strips but would have to mount in between the ceiling joists, perhaps with an LED type I could have some of the lens below the joist.


Master Electrician Electric Contractor Richmond VA
Henrico County, VA
Electrical Contractor
What look are you going for?



Senior Member
Alexandria, VA
Business owner Electrical contractor
I have had great success with this product. Just remove the drop down lens and then install this fixture directly over the existing square can. There is no patch work needed.