Category Archives: Downlights
Ceiling mounted downlights are quickly becoming the standard way in which to light most household environments. Unlike many existing light fitting options, spaced downlights are able to provide even light coverage across a room with minimal shadowing.
The body of a standard downlighter is recessed into the ceiling space, leaving just the lens of the lamp and front face of the fitting on display, providing an attractive and practical light source.
Installing downlights is as simple as cutting a hole to the correct diameter in the ceiling, attaching the required cabling and pushing up into position.
If you’re considering upgrading your lighting then you can of course install new downlighter and add LED lamps however there might be a better solution an integrated LED Downlighter. Here are 5 simple reasons why you might want to consider these :
1 :- Power : a retrofit LED lamp will always be limited in its power output because it can only have a relatively small heat sink (otherwise it won’t fit anything!) the maximum is likely to be around 8w and even this will give a light output no greater than a 50w halogen.
With an integrated solution the heatsink can be much larger allowing the use of higher power LED’s for example our 15w Integra unit will give a light output significantly in excess of a 50w GU10 halogen lamp!
You will probably require a fireproof fitting for new builds or conversions that have building control involved.Fire rated downlighters are designed to meet Building Regulations, which require the integrity of the room to be maintained. In the unlikely event of a fire, the fitting will slow the flames and smoke travelling into ceiling spaces thus offering greater protection. read more …