recessed LED strip lighting in bathroom

21 Dec 2017
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United Kingdom
Hi all,

Just looking at lighting for my bathroom refurb. Instead of the usual downlights, I’d like to use a recessed LED strip in the ceiling.

The ceiling is already plastered and painted so I can’t use the plaster-in channel and I’d have to use recessed surface mounting channel such as this which is no problem.


Then pair it with some IP65 tape like this


Of course with it being a bathroom I’ll be getting an electrician to do all the wiring.

Has anyone else done anything like this before and if so can you give some pointers/advice?

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Firstly don't use "IP65", tape. The resin discolours over time, but also affects the colour temperature of the LEDs and reduces thermal dissipation.
Secondly, use a good quality tape or you'll find the LEDs failing. I often run them at a lower voltage to increase the lifetime, since the headline lm/W figure seems to be the most important thing these days.

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