1. R Stringer

    Driveway Floodlight Replacement - Standalone PIR and Additional Downlights

    Good Afternoon All, My existing PIR floodlight has failed and I am looking to replace it with some additional upgrades The PIR on the floodlight didn't do a great job at picking up motion and I could often walk right up to it before it would detect movement. It wouldn't detect when I drove my...
  2. S

    Unable to connect outdoor light (issue with Neutral wire?)

    I am trying to connect an outdoor light and struggling to fire it up. I already have a same downlight on the right side of the window and I am trying to add the exact same light on the left of the window. The light on the left was added by the builder when doing the extension and for some...
  3. eveares

    Sourcing a 5500k LED down light with 90° beam angle.

    I have 5 of these (see below) in my bathroom with the 90° lenses, and one has now failed and needs replacing. I am having difficulty in finding a integrated fire rated LED down light that is both 90° beam angle and 5500K in colour...
  4. L

    Recessed downlights and fire/electrical safety

    Hi all. We've been viewing houses recently and I've noticed that nearly all have recessed downlighters somewhere or other - in some cases just one room but in others they're throughout most of the house. Some are in downstairs ceilings with a room above, others in upstairs ceilings with loft...
  5. A

    Downlighter recommendations

    Hi all, Got an extension about to start in the new year. There will be a new bedroom, hallway, bathroom and a kitchen diner. Want to get warm white LED downlights for the bedroom (dimmable) and cool white for the kitchen and bathroom. Also want to avoid the ones where you can't replace the...
  6. S

    LED downlighter puzzle

    Hi all, Over the past few years I have had regular issues with my 12 kitchen downlighters due to replacing the standard 12v lamps with 12v LED's and leaving the old transformers in place. As I understand it, the issue is that the transformers require a minimum wattage to be drawn to work...
  7. lxhrn

    Replacing bathroom light with LED downlight

    Replacing an old bathroom light that takes a G10 bulb with one single LED downlight, link below. My current wiring looks like this: Inside of the downlight to be installed: After i...
  8. mantyne

    Does anyone know the replacement for a GU495

    I am looking to replace my GU495 downlights but I'm told these are discontinued. Is the GU395 the replacement?
  9. S

    Downlight Help

    Hi I want to change my downlights from Gold to Chrome. A quick search tells me i just need to purchase some new Bezels. The hole I have is 95mm but can I hell as like find any that size. I am a complete novice with DIY, so might struggle with trying to fill the hole, and am on a budget so can't...
  10. R

    How to extract Downlight housing

    Hello I have these down lights in the ceiling (not this exact brand but very similar):
  11. M


    Hello, Does anyone know how to change the bulb in this type of downlight fitting. I just couldn't figure it out. I've tried all sorts including twisting, pulling and nothing works. I've taken photos of it from every direction. Need help please.
  12. P

    How many Downlights do I need

    Afternoon all, we are trying to work out how many down lights we need for our new extension. We have looked at various websites but get conflicting information. The room is approximately 11ft X 15ft with a height of 7ft, the room has a steel across the center to support the joists. We have...
  13. T

    Overboarding lath and plaster ceiling + install new downlights

    Hi all, I live in a Victorian semi with original lath and plaster ceilings. They are a bit discoloured and cracked, but nothing major and still flat. They look tired though and I'm planning to overboard, skim and re-paint them. I've considered pulling them down but the house is fully furnished...
  14. N

    Changing the bulb on this recessed spotlight

    Hi, A few of my spotlights have started flickering so I'm trying to change them. The spotlight didn't have a spring retaining clip around the bulb but I was able to pry out the spotlight from the ceiling with a flat screwdriver. Problem is, I'm now having a bit of a difficult time working out...
  15. F

    Replace R80 downlight with led

    I have some old incandescent R80 downlights in my kitchen. I'd like to replace them with LEDs. Are there LEDs that work off 240 volts without a transformer/driver so that I can simply disconnect the old fitting and replace it with the new one? This is the easiest option for me because I believe...
  16. R

    Replacing bulb on a recessed spotlight

    Hello So I have watched nearly every youtube video on the subject and still can't figure this out. This is one of my ceiling's spotlights. The bulb has gone and needs replacing, but I can't figure out how to remove it. Apologies for the blurry picture- I have a tremor and it makes taking...
  17. N

    R80 to GU10 downlighting conversion.

    I would like to convert our kitchen R80 downlighting to GU10. I understand Screwfix sell kits but I’m not sure which one to get. Also I would like some advice on how to remove the R80 housing, if indeed I do. The diameter is 180mm.
  18. S

    Shower downlight cover falling out

    Hello, I have just inspected my house that my tenant has just vacated and can see that the shower downlight fitting has fallen out. The tenant has tried to refit it multiple times without success (just didn't bother to tell me!). I have tried to refit the downlight cover by both pushing it in...
  19. J

    Dormer loft conversion-Down lights

    Hi all, I'm currently having my loft converted and I plan to have some downlights in the flat roof dormer. Just wondering is the a way to have downlighs without cutting away the celotex? I have seen these 'low profile integrated led' ones which are quite slim. Has any one come across these? I...
  20. H

    LED Downlight faulty - Strobe effect

    Hi guys, I have five bathroom downlights. Four are working perfect, but one is faulty. After turning the light switch on, this faulty one is flashing/strobing really fast. It's like being in a nightclub. I've already replaced the led bulbs, but it still does the same. I'm not very...