I had Amazon send me two American DJ Par 38 cans, which arrived today. I also stopped at Home Depot and picked up one Phillips 18W Par 38 LED bulb. I screwed the two lights to a board that I had sitting around my loft, replaced one of the stock bulbs with the LED one, and then stuck them over my kitchen.
The preliminary verdict: Yes! The LED bulb is fabulous. It throws a bright light, both in color temperature and in overall output. At $35/bulb it's expensive, but the bulb is rated to last for a couple of decades. I like being able to aim the lights wherever I want them.
In order to do this well, I'll have to rewire the light socket into an outlet, but that's not the end of the world.
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