External downlights

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by bigjules, May 20, 2009.

  1. bigjules

    bigjules New Member

    She who must be obeyed has come up with the idea of having downlights in the soffits of our single storey extension.

    Any recommendations for a suitable fitting?? Soffits are uPVC so generated heat could be a consideration......
     
  2. Bathroom IP65 ones...



    Reggie
     
  3. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks New Member

    i'd agree with reggie
    i've just done this for a customer and installed 'cheap' megamans at £3.50 each, instant light not really an issue and added bonus of cool lamp and fitting not discolouring upvc soffit.
     
  4. mrmanager

    mrmanager New Member

    the absolute easiest method for doing this is called "divorce"

    saves you even having to get out of bed then
     
  5. mbat666

    mbat666 New Member

    Have some of these at mine and have put led Gu10 bulbs in. Although they cost about £6 easch they only consume 1 watt so don't run away if left on all night. Obviously the light ouput is limited but they look good
     
  6. mbat666

    mbat666 New Member

    i mean run away with electricity (not just grow legs and run away)
     
  7. bluevelvet

    bluevelvet New Member

    agree with betty and reggie but!
    put 8 GU10 IP65 3watt leds in a garage sofit two years ago
    but find now they are just starting to show signs of rust
     
  8. Guest

    To avoid the rust you can spray paint the fittings with stove paint this then prevents corrosion. I use forest heat resistant spray.
     
  9. Lokkars Daisy

    Lokkars Daisy New Member

  10. bluevelvet

    bluevelvet New Member

    lesson learned there lockers
    did suggest Stainless ,but the customer bought chrome plated instead. Still live and learn
     
  11. lightning bolt

    lightning bolt New Member

    plated instead. Still live and learn
    you will learn till the day you die
     
  12. bluevelvet

    bluevelvet New Member

    lighting - if thats right , i "hope" that iv`e got a lot more leaning to come yet
    bv
     
  13. lightning bolt

    lightning bolt New Member

    its very true keep learning:)
     

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