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Soffit lighting with Philips Hue GU10

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Dave Grant, 1 Nov 2020.

  1. Dave Grant

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    Hi all,

    Looking at buying soffit downlights for my new workshop (work in progress) and would like them to use the Philips Hue GU10 bulbs - think I'll only need two (or three?), soffit is 2.5 meters.

    These are the Downlight and here are the Bulbs

    I would like to know if the bulbs would be safe to use in this fitting mainly because it's going to be outside in the cold and damp.

    Thanks
    Dave

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  3. EFLImpudence

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    I wouldn't think either is suitable for such a location but I suppose it depends how long you think they should last.

    What a ridiculous price for the bulbs; they are considerably cheaper elsewhere, although still expensive.
     
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    Do they need to be a Mood Type Down light?
     
  5. seasickstevie

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    Why wouldn't the downlight fittings be suitable?
    They're described as galvanised soffit lights, guaranteed for 15 years.
     
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    I said I wouldn't think they would be suitable. I might be wrong.

    Not a soffit, no through passage of air, will be a very damp area.
     
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    Well it appears, the op Dave Grant is using his 'intuition' and wrapping the unit in breathable felt, so maybe the damp won't be too much of an issue.



    (see what I did there :))
     
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    As this workshop appears to be made from a steel container, it would be interesting to know what supply arrangements and earthing system will be used for it.
     
  10. Dave Grant

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    Your comment is irrelevant, I've already posted a topic on this and a sparky has been out.
     
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    @chivers67 I would rather it be "Mood Type" or the philips hue gu10 white ambiance as I already have Hue lighting - therefore I can turn on from inside via voice.

    Hang on, does anyone else make GU10 bulbs that work with Hue?

    Also I'm trying to find main lighting for workshop the works with Hue or a ZigBee rated light switch
     
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    IKEA?

     
  13. Dave Grant

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    @EFLImpudence and @seasickstevie

    Okay peeps technically this is not a soffit but for the purpose of this build/design I've called it a soffit and soffit lighting will be installed.

    The roof will be a warm roof, OSB3 board on top and filled with insulation - the OSB3 board will go over the over-hang, It will then have EPDM fitted the whole length - fascia boards will be Siberian Larch.

    So the Over-Hang is what I'm asking about, you know how the top will be covered and the bottom part will have Siberian Larch - so the gap will be empty.

    Your thoughts peeps?
     
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