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Low Volt Eyeball Downlight inc, Bulbs PACK of 4 - £2.50 @ Wickes IN STORE only

£2.50 @ Wickes
This is a BARGAIN ! Pack of 4 - You'll not get this cheaper anywhere. 4 LIGHTS, 4 BULBS 4 TRANSFORMERS (changes the voltage, not Optimus Prime, Megatron etc etc) Description:- Includes…
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7y, 6m agoFound 7 years, 6 months ago
This is a BARGAIN !
Pack of 4 - You'll not get this cheaper anywhere.

4 LIGHTS,
4 BULBS
4 TRANSFORMERS (changes the voltage, not Optimus Prime, Megatron etc etc)

Description:-
Includes 4 x MR16 20W lightbulbs and transformer
Tiltable to desired direction
Ideal for use in the kitchen, bedroom and living room
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#1
:w00t:WARNING:w00t:

To comply with Building Regs. any down-light used in a room that has a habitable room above it should have a fire hood. By installing downlights you are making a hole between floors, potentially speeding the spread of fire. These hoods aren't cheap on their own... But if you did have a fire I'm sure your insurance company would use this an excuse to weedle out of paying any money to you.

eg. Screwfix
Halolite™ Downlight Fire Hood 150mm (£12.61 for 1 or £11.98 for 5 or more)
http://www.screwfix.com/sfd/i/cat/80/p2501680_l.jpg

HALOLITE
Cloth and intumescent material. Patented "Instant Release" intumescent envelope. Maintains ceiling fire rating with installation of a downlight. In the event of a fire, intumescent material expands to seal cut-out. Suitable for downlights with a cut-out of upto 80mm.

* Up to 60min Fire Rated
* Suitable for Mains & Low Voltage Lighting
* Suitable for Domestic Use
#2
This is all true.

This is still a total bargain.

So much so I'm thinking of buying a bungalow so I can use them without worrying about building regs.
#3
topbloke77
So much so I'm thinking of buying a bungalow so I can use them without worrying about building regs.


:-D:-D:-D
#4
You know your downlights :lol:

Heat added
#5
Hot but In store only.
#6
rep added for Optimus Prime/Megatron reference :thumbsup:
#8


might be a little bit more expensive than £2.50 for 4!
#9
What's so special about downlights - aren't they just spotlights (pardon my ignorance)?
#10
emmacowley
What's so special about downlights - aren't they just spotlights (pardon my ignorance)?



You are pardoned. However, you are also correct. This is a good price though.
#11
emmacowley
What's so special about downlights - aren't they just spotlights (pardon my ignorance)?


Downlights typically sit (pretty much) flush with the ceiling with all the gubbins in the cavity... Whereas ceiling mounted spotlights typically mount onto the ceiling with all the gubbins in a metal surround.
http://www.oceanlighting.co.uk/ceiling-lighting-1/modern-2/3-4-light-6/searchlight-p633ss-decco-light-modern-flush-5510-2583.jpg
Some companies refer to downlights as spotlights which might in turn refer to the narrow beam created.... yawn! I'm even sending myself to sleep...........zzzz
#12
Those bloody fire hoods are a fortune!!
#13
I was just wondering how you fit the hoods over the lamps. Lift the floorboards?
banned#14
Whats the product code of this please

No worries just clicked through

edit: what's the difference between this and this one? okay it's brushed steel but really?
http://www.wickes.co.uk/Low-Volt-Eyeball-Downlight/invt/187142 apart from it is 14'2' rather than 14'1'

Just got back from wickes couldn't find this one though they had 187142 in stock at £19.99
banned#15
zygo
I was just wondering how you fit the hoods over the lamps. Lift the floorboards?


indeed, we have them in our upstairs bathroom so is just a case of lifting the insulation
#16


Wrong you would still need a hood, the building reg are not for a fire starting in the light, they are for fires having an easier path to habitable rooms above, cutting any hole in your roof provides this led or not.
#17
Four seperate transformers? What a waste of energy...
banned#18
Fowlet
Four seperate transformers? What a waste of energy...


it's only one
#19
zygo
I was just wondering how you fit the hoods over the lamps. Lift the floorboards?


The firehoods mentioned are of soft material , once the hole is cut out in your ceiling they can be pushed through and then expanded .
#20
deal-hunter
:w00t:WARNING:w00t:

To comply with Building Regs. any down-light used in a room that has a habitable room above it should have a fire hood. By installing downlights you are making a hole between floors, potentially speeding the spread of fire. These hoods aren't cheap on their own... But if you did have a fire I'm sure your insurance company would use this an excuse to weedle out of paying any money to you.

eg. Screwfix
Halolite™ Downlight Fire Hood 150mm (£12.61 for 1 or £11.98 for 5 or more)
http://www.screwfix.com/sfd/i/cat/80/p2501680_l.jpg

HALOLITE
Cloth and intumescent material. Patented "Instant Release" intumescent envelope. Maintains ceiling fire rating with installation of a downlight. In the event of a fire, intumescent material expands to seal cut-out. Suitable for downlights with a cut-out of upto 80mm.

* Up to 60min Fire Rated
* Suitable for Mains & Low Voltage Lighting
* Suitable for Domestic Use


You'll get firehoods on ebay for £5 each
1 Like #21
the fire hoods are only if you are in a flat and someone else lives above you, you dont need them if your in a standard house.

You will only find one manufacture that will give you a written certificate that you can put insulation on top of them and they will still maintain there fire and acoustic rating.

they are JCC

dont put anything else up for gods sake, there lethal, and fire hood are ***** also.
#22
Given the price of replacing the bulbs in these, are the LED equivalents any brighter, longer lasting and / or better value in the long run?

I read that if you want to use LED MR16 bulbs in these you need a voltage regulated transformer that pushes out a constant voltage regardless of load. Anyone know what transformers are present in this set?
#23
Please note that these are only avaliable at the Extra stores.

heat added!

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