1. Gavin John Hyde

    Who makes or supplies these downlights?

    Customer has asked for another two downlights in his bathroom to go over his and hers basins. Has the following as per the below image. Who makes them and who sells them? Anybody fitted them or bought any recently? I am finding it hard to find a supplier. Thanks
  2. P


    I've got the wiring for a single light in my living room and switch. How can I wire it for 4 downlights powered from the main light then a separate switch for the spots to the single light?
  3. B

    Downlights - what wire to use

    Hi all, I'm just after a bit of advice - I'm a DIYer and have some Aurora integrated downlights that have given up the ghost. The ones that are broken are rated at 4.9W and connected using 0.75mm flex to a red connector which connects the downlight to the circuit. I can't tell what wiring is...
  4. G

    UK Swapping MR16 downlights for 230v iCage LEDs

    hi all. Newbie to the forum although I have read it many times over the years. I want to swap some downlights in our hallway from MR16s with transformers to LED mains GU 10 Ansell iCage 230v fire rated ones. The MR16s have been attached to the mains by an old-fashioned looking junction box...
  5. P

    Ceiling Downlights

    Hi, Hope someone can help me please Have six ceiling downlights in my kitchen, recently one of the bulbs stopped working so I replaced it, these lights have a retaining spring clip which stops the bulb from dropping down. My problem is I now have three of the lights not working, have checked the...
  6. Darren Evans

    Which downlights do you use?

    Hey fellow sparks! I've fitted quite a variety of LED downlights now, some with fiddly screw connectors, some with easy push fits, some with difficult push fits. Some with the connector built into the body, some with separate connectors. I prefer separate connectors (so easy to replace the...
  7. Vortigern

    Anyone heard of Elldue downlights???

    Trying to find manufacturers instructions to see if they are properly installed at a job I am considering. They appear to be chinese import. It says they are CE but I have doubts about that. They have been installed in a ceiling that is ply with a 75mm space to the roof which is ply and...
  8. happyhippydad

    Does anyone ever fit non-fire rated downlights?

    I have refused to fit customer supplied non fire rated downlights before as there were living quarters above but I'm never too sure of the 'rules' in this case. Approved document B is huge and I cannot find where it relates to this subject? From reading different threads on the net it seems...
  9. E

    MK K7666sMET consumer units, Ansell downlights and other unneeded stock for sale

    8 MK metal dual RCD consumer units. All come fully loaded with 100A main switch, 2 x 63A RCDs, and 10 MCBs (1 x B40, 4 x B32, 2 x B16, 3 x B6). 1 is missing the busbar (I used it for a job) but I have an MK replacement. A couple of the cardboard boxes are not perfect but the CUs are untouched...
  10. I

    Replacing downlights cost?

    Hi, would really appreciate some thoughts on this. Customer has asked me to change all 40 downlights in his flat (yes, 40) from ELV halogen to LED. Some transformers had failed so agreed to change over to GU10. I said I could either change the lamp holders and keep the existing fittings or...
  11. A

    Drilling down lights

    Has anyone got any tips for drilling multiple holes, 32 90mm holes to be exact. In fridge panel, insulated panel, cool panel roof sheets? I have just done 3 house’s with 32 Downlights each and drilled top and bottom, but was hoping for an easier way?
  12. P

    Mini sun downlights - any good?

    I have loads of 12 volt downlights to replace, and Mini sun are the ideal size with a 65mm hole required for them. They are fire rated, but my issue is that because some are going in bathrooms (all chrome), I don't want them getting pitted after a year or two as I would feel obliged to replace...
  13. L

    Changing halogen downlights to LED - GU10 or GU5.3?

    I have 10+ halogen downlights in the house. They are 12v GU5.3 (MR16) with transformers. They have been in over 20 years and various parts are looking scruffy and even perishing, so I am going to change over to LED while renovating. Are there any technical or safety considerations in going to...
  14. S

    how to make spotlights/downlights straight

    hi, i am fitting 8 LED recessed downlights i the living room, anyone got any tips or tricks to ensure that the lights will be in a straight row as my OCD will kick in if there not and il end up ripping the entire ceiling apart 😂 ive got a bosch 360 laser level but cant exactly get it to laser...
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    They really really wanted these downlights to fit !!
  16. P

    Upstairs Downlights - help

    Okay I have a small bedroom with a flat roof and I've always wanted to swap my boring dangling light for 4 Downlights with smart coloured bulbs. I went to college and did electrical but even though I never got qualified I've changed light fittings enough with no problem that I thought id be able...
  17. M

    Bit of confusion regarding downlights

    Hi all, I am a practicing electrical maintenance engineer but my background is electrical installation/inspection and testing however im a little out of touch (I do have 18th however!) don’t use it, you lose it and all that. so my friend has recently had a EICR done ready for the imminent...
  18. happyhippydad

    Any recommendations for shallow, fire rated, insulation coverable, integrated downlights

    As in the title. I need downlights that can be covered in insulation, fire rated and integrated. Preferably quite shallow as well! I'm struggling a bit to meet all the above criteria :(. Cheers guys.
  19. J

    LED Downlights randomly turn off then back on

    Hi We had an extension a few months ago and had some LED downlights installed in two areas. Four LED downlights in the Dining room and six LED downlights in the extended area. One end there is a three way switch linking the existing kitchen lights to the dining room and new extension...
  20. P

    Install downlights - No CPC

    I have been asked to give a quote to install some downlights in a kitchen, but there is no cpc in the light circuit. I appreciate the response by some is the world would end if I did that, but the circuit is RCD protected and the last IR readings on the ciruit were good when the board was...
  21. S

    LED downlights and heating pipes

    Evening all. New to the forum and was wondering what peoples thoughts were on installing downlights near plastic heating pipes ? I was planning to install some enlite E6 LED downlights in my hall way. I somehow managed to pick a spot right in between a couple of pipes. Looks like I'll need to...
  22. K

    halogen spotlights to LED downlights

    Hi everyone :) I'm new to this forum and looking for some advise. (By the way im not a professional, just a DIY'er with some experience working on electrics for DIY projects etc) In the bathroom im changing my current Halogen spotlights to new LED down lights. The current Halogen lights are...
  23. L

    UK Converting single pendant to downlights

    Hi guys, Wanting to replace single pendant for 5 downlights in dining room, there's no loop in/out at the switch or pendant so I'm guessing there a junction box somewhere for all the lighting on ground floor, i was thinking of taking pendant and using it as the first DL using robus quick fit...
  24. K

    Domestic Downlights in 50mm thick plasterboard

    Morning all, I’ve been off the tools for the last 20 years but have kept myself up to date with the regs and what’s going on in general, however I am struggling with this and wondered if any more up to date sparkles can help. It is my own kitchen extension which has a vaulted ceiling, the...
  25. Sparky10

    Socket feeding DB

    Hi All, Visited a job today and was asked to supply and DB in a outbuilding via a Socket in the garden....:eek: i said i was not happy to do so and it wasn't possible. DB was suppose to feed 4 sockets 3 lights and a little plug in heater, Client claimed she was told by 3 previous electricians...
  26. multimick

    small soffit downlights

    I know i hate them as well,but need recommendations for preferably mains ones with 50mm ish cutout cheers. About 5 or 7 in total
  27. K

    downlights with extras complex set up

    Hi all having an extension built with some other internal alterations at the same time The boss wants a complex lighting configuration is it possible to have lighting work the way the she wants ! and if not possible the with the nearest configuration cable sizes and wiring configuration...
  28. PJH2903

    Downlights lath and plaster ceiling advice please

    Been asked to put a load of downlights into a lath and plaster ceiling. Done plasterboard but not lath and plaster. Is it easy enough to do or will it be a right pain?
  29. L

    Domestic New NHBC guidance for fire rated downlights / hoods

    For many years the market for fire rated downlights has been highly confusing with many manufacturers making claims but not always having the technical data to back up these claims. The NHBC has just launched new guidance to cover the use of fire rated downlights which makes it very clear that...
  30. alban moffitt

    recessed downlights - recommendations?

    I am looking into fitting some sort of recessed spotlights in quite a contemporary home. Ideally i would like them to be integrated, with a trimless finish. they will also need to be compatible for dimming. anyone got any recommendations?
  31. C

    ultra slim LED downlights

    Evening all, A customer has asked for LED downlights in there converted garage but the only problem is there will be only 22mm depth above the plasterboard. I have researched a little and found a couple but the driver ends up needing more depth than the actual light. Has anyone fitted any...
  32. gazdkw82

    Angled soffit LED downlights

    Need to install some soffit lighting (downlights) into the soffit of a bungalow. The problem is soffit itself isn't 90 degree horizontal with the building, it's more light 45 degrees. Installing downlights into this would just create a small spot of light on wall. Does anyone have any...
  33. happyhippydad

    Downlights and the different varieties..

    I was with a customer today discussing installing new downlights. I can't quite see the point in installing the really expensive ones as opposed to the cheaper ones. I don't mean the silly cheap ones on ebay that will just fall apart, but for example... Lap fixed LED from screwfix £7 approx...
  34. T

    Amount of LED downlights in a lounge

    Does any know have a usual spacing for LED downlights? Im normally like to put a good amount (maybe a few to many) But i always work on id rather put to many in with a dimmer than not enough! Starting a new build tomorrow and customers don't want loads of downlights. The lounge in 7 x 3. They...
  35. Ian Howe

    Fireproof downlights

    Just bought a few led downlights IP65 rated for the bathroom to replace some old halogen downlights, I haven't bought fireproof and on removing one old light there's loft insulation directly above. Do I need to use fireproof lights or hoods, lamps are 240V but only 5W
  36. E

    .75mm flex used from junction box to downlights

    Hi Everyone. I'd really appreciate some advice. I have a little cafe which was all wired up by someone qualified. The issue is that someone put in a few 50w halogen bulbs and they didn't check the positioning of the wires after a ceiling skim. There had been no issues for over 4 years whilst...
  37. J

    bathroom halogen downlights - new to me need help

    The bathroom in my bungalow is fitted with ceiling down lights but my knowledge of these is far from good. There are three lamps in the ceiling but one lamp doesn’t last long and I don’t know why. Has each light got its own transformer or does one transformer provide all three? The lamp I have...
  38. P

    Domestic JCC V50 Down-lights or alternatives?

    Hi, I am wanting to fit LED downlight throughout my home. Not only to improve the look of my home but also to save power and be more energy efficient. I already have downlight fitted in my kitchen and bathroom, the kitchen in cool white and the bathroom in warm white. The downlight I am...
  39. O

    Vaulted ceilings and downlights .............

    The room is approx 5.3 meters long, about 3 meters wide and along the centre of the pitched ceiling (which is flat) is about 3.5 meters The client wants downlights .... in the centre of the flat section of the pitched ceiling. Concerned about the spread of light ..... Looking for...
  40. P

    Compatible downlights?

    Hi, I'm looking for some advice as I'm feeling a bit clueless! 3 of our 4 bathroom lights seem to be failing or on the way out. They flicker constantly and dim on and off. They have only been in about 4 years so we weren't expecting them to go so soon. I was thinking that we would just...
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