Great tip about the knocking out lens and adding honeycomb louver.
We are re-designing the Top Dog fixture for downlight specific applications-- possibly we'll use your advice and make the fixtures with no lens and a honeycomb louver instead. When i think about it .. it's a great idea. I don't see why the lens is needed when it will be aimed down, it will keep all condensation,moisture out and possibly help LED retrofits dissipate heat by not keeping the heat trapped inside a sealed fixture.
We already silicon seal where the wires leave the fixture but it's still possible for water to seep thru the knuckle and into the fixture over time. Accordingly we were going to also silicon seal the inside of the body where the lead wires enter the body-- but I like Tim's idea better--guarantees no water inside the fixture, plus adds the benefit of louvers.
Anyone see an issue buying a downlight specific fixture this way --no lens and instead have open louvers? What are your thoughts?
Tim, thank you for the advice.:clapping: