This is the NSF Certified version of aspectLED's 3.15" Ultra Bright LED Recessed Light. NSF Certification is typically required for commercial food preparation environments. If you're looking for the standard, non NSF Certified version for all other applications, click here.
aspectLED's NSF Certified recessed lights are fully compatible with our standard recessed light accessories, while also being fully compliant with NSF/ANSI Standard 2 - Food Equipment for Splash and Non Food Zone. They are available in standard Satin Nickel or powder coated White, Dark Bronze, or Brass finishes.
Warm White is equivalent to a standard incandescent light color and is most popular for residential applications. It has a slight warm yellow glow to it that many people find comfortable and we are all used to seeing in our homes. It is a 2700-3000K on the Kelvin Light Color Scale.
Cool White is equivalent to a standard CFL or Fluorescent light color and is most popular for commercial applications, although it is also used fairly often in residential. It puts out a pure white without any yellow undertone. It is a 4000-4500K on the Kelvin Light Color Scale.
DayWhite™ most closely replicates natural daylight and does have a slight blue hue to the light output. This is rarely seen in residential applications as the light output can seem a bit harsh and bright, and is most commonly seen in exterior or commercial applications. This is the brightest of the White light color options. It is a 6000-6500K on the Kelvin Light Color Scale.
Does this fixture need a housing or a can? How does it affix to my ceiling?
aspectLED’S recessed in-ceiling lights do not require a can, housing, or box to attach to. They insert directly into your drywall cut out and are held in place by high tension springs.
How is it installed?
The light is supplied with an external driver to convert from your power source (12VDC, 24VDC or 120VAC) to the power level the light requires to operate; the driver has a 5” pigtail for you to make your connection to your power source. To finish you simply plug the light into the low voltage side of the driver, and insert the light into your cut out.
Can I daisy chain or connect multiple lights together?
Yes, just make sure that your wire gauge and power source are adequate to support the distance you are running from your power source to the lights and the number of lights on your circuit.
How long is the wire pigtail length on a recessed light?
There is approximately 9" of wire lead between the fixture and it's external LED driver. There is approximately 5 inches of wire lead from the input side of the driver that you can use to connect to your input wiring.
Should I choose Standard Brightness or Ultra Bright?
This is a personal preference and depends on your application. If you generally like your light levels high or more bright or if you are trying to light a larger area, go with Ultra Bright as the light will spread farther. If you generally like a dimmer light, go with Standard Bright. For example, Standard Bright are excellent accent lights or work very well for in-cabinet lighting. However, if you want more of an ambient or task lighting, you will likely be happier with Ultra Bright. If you are unsure, go with Ultra Bright and use a dimmer to allow you to choose your own brightness once installed.
Which voltage option should I choose?
12VDC: Popular for automotive, motorcycle, boat/marine applications, or anywhere where you are connecting to a 12VDC supply. Some applications may require a separate 12VDC power supply! 24VDC: This is the most popular option for residential and commercial applications. 24VDC is a safe low voltage, and is the most stable and reliable voltage for your aspectLED in-ceiling lights. Requires a separate 24VDC supply! 120VAC: Designed to connect directly to your 120VAC residential supply power. No additional power supply is required.
If I choose a low voltage (12VDC or 24VDC) light; how do I know what power supply to purchase?
The method to calculate your required power source for a low voltage light installation would be to take the watts per light (in the specs section of the product you are interested in), multiply by the number of fixtures you plan to install, and then add 20% to that total. The resulting number is the minimum number of watts your power supply needs to be, so round up to the next available size power supply.It never hurts to go with a larger power supply. Your lights will only consume the number of watts actually being used when they are on.
What gauge wire should I run to my recessed lights?
We generally recommend using between 12ga or 14ga stranded wire. Longer distances require larger gauge wire. Always consult a wire gauge chart to determine the correct size wire for your application.
Is this fixture IC rated?
aspectLED’s recessed in ceiling light fixtures give off low heat when compared to an incandescent fixture; they are IC rated for direct contact with insulation.
Is this fixture rated for use in damp locations?
aspectLED’s recessed in ceiling light fixtures are approved for dry or damp environments.
Is this fixture UL listed?
Many of our products are UL listed. To confirm, please review the Certifications listed under the product specifications section of the product you are interested in.
This calculator applies only to low voltage (12 or 24VDC) recessed lights. If you're chooseing 120VAC lights, you can ignore this section as you don't need a power supply. When using low voltage LED recessed lights, a power supply (sometimes called a driver or transformer) is used to provide the LED lights with the low voltage power that they need to run. The power supply connects to standard house current (120VAC) and steps this current down to 12 or 24VDC. In automotive or marine applications, this power can be supplied from a 12vdc or 24vdc battery. The most popular low-voltage choice used by residential and commercial customers is 24VDC, since it is still a safe low voltage and yet it provides more protection against voltage drop, and consumes less current. If you have any questions about sizing your power supply, please don't hesitate to chat live with an LED expert.
Please make your selections above and press calculate.
Simply round *up* to the nearest power supply size. Remember that it never hurts to go larger with your power supply, but your lights will not operate properly if your power supply is too small. If needed, you can also use multiple power suppliesto meet your consumption requirement. The minimum power supply size automatically adds 20% to your total consumption to account for voltage drop and in-rush current at startup, also, most inspectors will consider the power supply a current generating device and they won't let you load it over 80% continuous, so the 20% added solves for this as well.
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