Downlights.co.uk, The UK's LED Downlight Experts!
Downlights.co.uk is a lighting website devoted to the sale of recessed downlights. As an experienced lighting distributor we’re fully aware that choosing the best downlights for the job can be an overwhelming task as there are so many options to choose from. Options ranging from cheap imported downlights to high-quality specialised ones. Our website has been designed with the customer in mind. We've purposely narrowed down the selection of downlights and lamps we feature to make it as simple and convenient as possible for you to choose the best downlighting solution for your project.
At Downlights.co.uk, you can buy downlights online with confidence. No matter which option you choose, you're always going to get a reliable, long lasting product at a competitive price. High quality products from brands that we have the utmost confidence in. Drawing on our many years of experience, we've developed extensive knowledge about LED lighting and we've hand picked only the very best possible lighting products in the industry. Products which we've sold over an extended period of time and know everything about. Having evolved into perfection, these products require little or no maintenance and are backed by extensive guarantee periods - fit and forget!
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When planning a bathroom lighting installation it's first important to consider the Building Regulations. The bathroom is split up into three different zones, each zone requires the downlights or light fittings to meet different IP (Ingress Protection) ratings. The minimum IP rating for downlights that are being fitted over a shower cubicle is IP44. However many areas of the bathroom require no IP rating, meaning you can install a mixture of water resistant (IP44 to IP65) and none water resistant (IP20) downlights. Find out more information about bathroom zones or view our bathroom lighting ideas and tips.
In kitchens there are no zones or regulations to be followed as there is very little risk of water splashing onto the light fixtures. Unlike in bathrooms where regulations or zones must be adhered to, you can use almost any type of lighting for this area, technically there is no such thing as a kitchen downlight.
Fire Rated Downlights
Fire rated downlights are designed as a safety measure and are recommended for use in homes and some commercial buildings. Basically it's any ceiling that you have cut into that can pose a fire risk, a fire rated downlight seals off the hole and maintains the ceiling's natural ability to defend itself from a fire. If you're unsure about whether you need to install them, or if you're in doubt; we recommend fitting fire rated downlights anyway. They only cost slightly more and you've covered yourself, providing a safer installation and peace of mind. Most recessed downlights are fire rated as standard these days, especially the integrated ones, so don't dwell too much around this subject.
LED downlights are the ultimate longer lasting, low energy alternative to halogen. LED lighting technology is so energy efficient that it will not be replaced by another type of lighting technology in our lifetimes - only improved upon! We originally stated this in 2012 and the prophecies are coming true! We stock only the highest quality LED downlights available and are happy to recommend the most suitable ones for your next lighting installation. No matter if you're looking for recessed downlights or surface mounted; we have a great selection available from the UK's leading brands.
If you're unsure about whether to go for integrated or GU10 LED downlights we have an FAQ page which explains the differences along with lots of other frequently asked questions. Integrated LED downlights contain an LED light source that is built into the downlight, this is usually non replaceable so if it fails you have to replace the entire downlight. Integrated downlights generally look better and are more reliable as they have advanced cooling features that optmises the temperature of the LED light source.
GU10 downlights give you the option of replacing the LED if it fails, or if you want to change the colour temperature, beam angle or brightness. You can create your very own LED downlight kit with this popular item and select the GU10 LED that suits your lighting needs and budget.
If you're looking for dimmable downlights then check out our range of LED compatible dimmer switches that work effortlessly with all of the biggest brands of dimmable LED lights on the market. Flickering and buzzing used to be a big problem in the early days of LED technology, but thanks to brands like Varilight and their V-PRO dimmer switch series, the LED has been silenced. Nobody should have to put up with inferior dimming - flickering or buzzing lighting is the result of substandard products used, unsuitable combinations being put together, or the dimmer switch hasn't been fine tuned to control the exact lights on the circuit.
An LED spotlight is a type of surface mounted light fixture that contains one or more lights. Like downlights they are available either with replaceable GU10s or with fully integrated LEDs. Spotlights are mainly fully adjustable which allows you to direct the light onto a specific area of a room or onto an object such as a picture frame. Our growing collection includes singles, doubles, triples and quads. Which also have bathroom rated versions that are IP rated.
We understand that your time is valuable and don't want to waste a moment of it, our customer care area has been totally redesigned to take you straight to the source of information for your enquiry. We've added an abundance of product information, helpful FAQs and links to help you deal with your enquiry in the most efficient way. Or feel free to contact the UK's LED Downlight Experts!