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LED Bathroom downlighter recommendations please

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Mr Chibs, 10 Nov 2017.

  1. Mr Chibs

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    Do any of ou guys have recommendations for GU10 LED downlighters suitable for use in a bathroom please.

    Approx 5 or 6 lights, 1 above shower (well within a metre) rest just dotted around.
     
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    I would strongly recommend not using 2" diameter downlights.
     
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    Sorry, I wasn't clear, it's the fittings I'm looking for.

    Just wondered if anyone had fitted any recently and was impressed with a certain type/make.
     
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    Most are similar, just get the ones with the lock ring instead of the little spring
     
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    Mr Chibs,
    FYI many hate Downlighters due to their pooling of light and lowish lighting of room ability. And note that some IP rated down lighters and LED down lighters are often worse due to the LED often being further back into the housing and LEDs having a smaller angle of light.

    I happily sit of the fence, and sometimes like them and sometimes hate them.

    Either way, screwfix have a selection of Fire and IP65 rated ones::
    https://www.screwfix.com/c/electrical-lighting/downlights/cat840836#category=cat5110018

    SFK
     
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    And like them or hate them, the issues surrounding installing them in bathrooms are the same.
     
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    There might not be any need for IP65 units
     
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    What are the issues?
     
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    Funnily enough, I've just been looking at these, I read someone's review claiming they are very bright, and 3 is suitable for a large bathroom.

    Presuming these won't suffer the restricted light spread, as it looks like the bulb is not inset.

    So I take it with the push fittings, you can just daisy-chain these together and dispense with junction boxes etc.
     
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    Well - with the disclaimer that I was assuming that there's a roof space over the bathroom...

    You need an enclosure over each light, sealed to the ceiling, as you have to stop warm moist air from the bathroom getting into the loft where it could condense and cause the roof timbers to rot. An IP rating is irrelevant to that, as it applies only to moisture getting at electrical parts, and tells you nothing about any paths for vapour through the light as a whole.

    The enclosure needs to provide the clearances the light needs, and it needs to be able to support the insulation up there. You might need to provide extra insulation to cater for the longer path it will then take.

     
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    Lots of fire rated led units avalaible require not additional covers as they are sealed units and can be covered with up to 300mm of standard insulation.( according to manufacturers spec)
     
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    No - they are not sealed. They contain an intumescent compound which swells up and blocks paths through the light when there is a fire.
     
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    So how does the warm moist air you mention penetrate the ceiling when the lights are compliant with part C and L air tightness regs?
     
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