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How many downlighters

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by bryan walker, 27 Nov 2006.

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    bryan walker

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    Is there any rules or recommendations as to how many down lights you can fit. The room is a kitchen 4.6m x 3m and the lights I was thinking of buying are 12 x 50w gu10 tilting that adds up to 600w of lighting power plus there will be under cabinet lighting, is that too much for the size of room!!.
     
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    I have ten in a living room of similar size, thankfully they're on a three gang switch so I can use them as the mood suites. When all on it's like bloody Old Trafford :eek: .

    I'd will be going for six in our kitchen (similar size) + underlights.
     
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    I would say 6 x 50w in a kitchen of that size would be fine. That's still 300w! Does you kitchen have two strip lights at present? If so then 300w would be plenty if spaced out well.
     
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    At the moment in the middle of kitchen extension /refit and still have a single light fitting with 4 x 40w reflector bulbs which is no where near enough, whats the ideal spacing for 50w downlights, might be best to work it out that way.
     
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