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Changing downlight bulb - no obvious clip

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by tyrosine, 2 Sep 2017.

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    Assuming it is one you can change the lamp on, the white part will twist off. I find pressing the ball of my hand onto the fitting and keeping pressure on whilst twisting works. Stops the whole fitting spinning
     
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    Looking through the types of available downlights, I think the electrician bought the ones from screwfix, link in the first post.

    It has no threads that I can see on the stock image, but metal clips that hold the fitting in. I also think the bulb and fitting is one piece, so will have to buy the exact same one.

    Am I right, and if so what is the best way to remove it without damaging the plaster?

    Thanks again everyone :)
     
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    It does look like an enlite, could be an E8 or E5 but definitely not the one you linked, they’re massive.

    If it is an enlite then the white part will twist off because they have interchangeable bezels. If you pull down on it slightly you will be able to remove the bezel and confirm this.

    To remove it fully you will need to pull down harder, then as the springs begin to show get your other hand in there and squeeze them.

    If you just pull it straight out the springs will bite your fingers and you’ll be swearing
     
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