Led ceiling lights.
Apparently they’re all the rage with the kids at the moment – any suggestions for quality ones that look nice* and give good VFM?
I have absolutely no idea what I’m looking for, just don’t want cheap crap.
*as far as I can think, not with big thick ‘orrible surrounds.
Ta.Posted 3 years agobusydogMember
I just installed multiple LED ceiling lights that are enclosed in metal canisters sunk into the ceiling. They are identical in size to the ones I replaced and are dimmable. Also replaced several track light spots with LED as well as all the incandescent bulbs in the house.
They were made by Utilitech, which is sold here in the US at Lowes. Not sure if that brand is available in the UK or not. but a lot of companies making them now.
Much lower wattage than the ones replaced and much brighter.
Edit: Expensive (about $325.00 for the whole house) , but they should last longer than I will.Posted 3 years agoiain1775Subscriber
These where recommended on a recent threadPosted 3 years ago
Replaced15 halogens in our kitchen and would agree they are at least equal to the old ones
Replaced another 7 in the bathroom with the MR16 equivalent
I didn’t need a different transformer but you might if your existing ones are not low enough wattage
WitherPosted 3 years ago
email or phone Ledhut, very helpful
Dimmable ones are available, normally cost a bit more, housing should be fine but you may need a new transformer (see link in my previous post)
I had two of those Modo ones on trial, they where complete rubbish compared to the ones I replaced them withtinybitsMember
I’ve put the LED hut ones all round my house (every bulb is a GU10!) they seem to work really well. If on a dimmer, you’re going to need a trailing edge dimmer, or failing that, one that will work on a low wattage. Varilight seem to be pretty good.Posted 3 years ago
All the LED bulbs have fitted into the existing lamp holders, and the only downside is that the house is a little bit cooler without them – I really do have that many that the halogens were producing enough heat to keep it warm!johndohMember
I am tempted to make the change, but need to know if I need to change the housing as well. I’ve got 8 lights in the bathroom on a dimmer switch. Any help appreciated.
I have 240v ones in an en suite using standard bathroom rated housings – ours aren’t on a dimmer so I didn’t buy dimmer compatible lights, but if you want to use the dimmer, you must get dimmer compatible ones.
I believe that some dimmer switches don’t work with LED bulbs at all though so check on that one.Posted 3 years ago29erKeithMember
jcc fireguards here too, throughout most of the house, some dimmable, most not.
I’m happy with them, a but more expensive then some but a good guarantee (5years, no problems with any of mine yet after a few years) and all in one units 240v with no external transformers. My brother refitted their showroom so got me a big order at a good price too which helped.Posted 3 years ago
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