Compact Fluorescent Downlights

  1. Are your Compact Fluorescent downlights UL approved?
    Yes, they are UL and CUL listed for both the United States and Canada.
  2. How do I decide between which housings to use?
    We offer both single vertical lamp and double lamp horizontal housings. The vertical lamp position has superior photometrics but requires a high ceiling space.  Evaluate your light level requirements and determine your lamp wattage. Consult your current WAC Lighting catalog or our website,, for fixture dimensions and trim selection.
  3. Can your housings be used on a drop ceiling? If so, how?
    Yes, on a new construction housing, the hanger bars rest on the T-Bars and are secured in position.
  4. Can these fixtures be installed in a bathroom?
    Yes, they are all suitable for damp locations (porch or bathroom) using any trim.  Wet locations, above a shower or outdoors, require the use of specific lensed trims.  Consult your current WAC Lighting catalog or our website,, for our current offerings.
  5. Do any of the fixtures come with bulbs?
    No, our Compact Fluorescent downlights use lamps that are readily available in all electrical supply centers.
  6. Why would I want to use a Compact Fluorescent downlight instead of an Incandescent downlight?
    Compact Fluorescent downlights provide the same output as incandescent lamps but use only ¼ the amount of energy.  So you could use a 26W CFL unit in place of a 100W incandescent unit. In addition, the average life hours of compact fluorescent lamps far exceed the hours of incandescent lamps. Most fluorescent lamps are rated 10,000 hours as opposed to 1500 hours for a halogen Par lamp.
  7. Do you have any Compact Fluorescent downlights that are Energy Star rated?
    Yes, we have 5” and 6” Compact Fluorescent housings that are Energy Star rated.
  8. Do you make Compact Fluorescent downlights that are bigger than 6”?
    Yes, we have 8-inch trims and housings. 
  9. How are Compact Fluorescent Downlights sustainable?
    In addition to using energy efficient CFL lamping technology, WAC Compact Fluorescent Downlights have a Five-Year Warranty and are Responsibly produced in the WAC clean, zero landfill manufacturing campus with in-house UL testing labs.