Pack of 10 - MiniSun Fire Rated Brushed Chrome GU10 Ceiling Downlights - £34.99 Amazon sold by The Light Factory.
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Pack of 10 - MiniSun Fire Rated Brushed Chrome GU10 Ceiling Downlights - £34.99 Amazon sold by The Light Factory.

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Found 14th Oct 2014
Been looking for some spotlights as building an extension, and came across these

Quality MiniSun Fire Rated GU10 Downlights in a brushed chrome finish. Features 90 minute fire rating and comes complete with terminal block and pre-fitted spring clips. Supplied with product guidelines and full fitting instructions. Suitable for use with regular halogen or LED GU10 bulbs.

•Pack of 10 - Quality MiniSun Fire Rated Downlights. 90 Minutes Protection Against the Spread of Fire
•Brushed Chrome Finish. Terminal Box Supplied. No Transformer Required
•Measurements: Height 108mm x Diameter 80mm. Cut-Out Hole Diameter: 65mm
•Please Note: Bulb Not Supplied. Complies with BS EN60598, BS5250, BS476 Parts 20, 21 & 23
•Free Delivery - Ref number 03968

Also available in
White - amazon.co.uk/gp/…K2O

Polished Chrome - amazon.co.uk/gp/…K2O

or they sell them in packs of 1 for £4.99
Brushed Chrome - amazon.co.uk/gp/…OFY

White - amazon.co.uk/gp/…K2O

Black - amazon.co.uk/Min…AU8

Antique Brass - amazon.co.uk/Min…O6/

31 Comments

I bought these a couple of weeks ago from amazon, they are brilliant, my electrician tried to charge me £15.00 each for these out of his catalogue!, I get the bulbs off amazon too.

Hi are these lights LED, if not the old bulbs can cost a lot to run, thanks

Your electrician didn't try and charge you £15 for these, he tried to charge you £15 for a better quality fitting, with a better connector block that doesn't fall off as soon as you touch it, that is easier to terminate into, that the spring clips don't fall off when you push it in the hole, that the lamp holder doesn't fail after 2 months, that he can offer a 12 month warranty on and so on and so on.
These are £3.50 each for a reason, they are rubbish from a professionals point of view.

Georgedeals

Hi are these lights LED, if not the old bulbs can cost a lot to run, … Hi are these lights LED, if not the old bulbs can cost a lot to run, thanks



These do not include the bulbs, but will work with any type of GU10, so Halogen or LED.

Excellent price for fire rated fittings, which are essential if using halogen bulbs due to the heat and fire risk.

they going to be expensive to run

chrisselby

Your electrician didn't try and charge you £15 for these, he tried to … Your electrician didn't try and charge you £15 for these, he tried to charge you £15 for a better quality fitting, with a better connector block that doesn't fall off as soon as you touch it, that is easier to terminate into, that the spring clips don't fall off when you push it in the hole, that the lamp holder doesn't fail after 2 months, that he can offer a 12 month warranty on and so on and so on.These are £3.50 each for a reason, they are rubbish from a professionals point of view.



Please don't misuse the description professional with electricians. It's a trade and right down there with plumbers and builders for this sort of utter b*ll*cks. Even a cheap fitting lasts 12 months. If your kit is so wonderful, you should be prepared to warrant the units for 5 or 10 years.

I have been very happy with the LEDs and the returns service from SimplyLED.co.uk (I have no loyalty other than as a repeat customer).

Good orixe

Heat added, I need 20 new bulb holders for my new extension so this is just what I was looking for! Thanks OP

ccnp

Please don't misuse the description professional with electricians. It's … Please don't misuse the description professional with electricians. It's a trade and right down there with plumbers and builders for this sort of utter b*ll*cks. Even a cheap fitting lasts 12 months. If your kit is so wonderful, you should be prepared to warrant the units for 5 or 10 years.I have been very happy with the LEDs and the returns service from SimplyLED.co.uk (I have no loyalty other than as a repeat customer).


Please explain what you mean by your comment "right down there with plumbers and builders"
Most tradesmen are honest hardworking and professional!

Im a sparky and have used mini sun fittings...had no problem at all (with fitting or lamps) and my Dad stocks their products in his shop. I do resent the remark that "electricians are down there with plumbers and builders" dont tar us all with the same brush!

in fairness there are a handful of honest traders, however a big proportion are just down right greedy and the lack of regulations in the UK compared to other countries such as Germany where a builder needs to do 3-4 years before he can be certified and allowed to build and then held accountable and can be stuck of just like any other profession, instead in the UK my old granny could start of a building company tomorrow if she fancies. and yes true to form whenever a trader bought something for me he charged at least twice evev for a bloody paint bucket

Please don't confuse a professional electrician with a 6 week wonder that trained out the back of the news paper. Any to55er can connect a light fitting up, I'm talking about selecting good quality components which all together make a better job.
If a customer wanted to supply these fittings I would fit them, but I wouldn't fit them myself, down to experience pay a little bit more for a fire rated JCC fitting which is made better, can be fitted quicker and will last longer. But then if you want cheap and crap then I'm sure I could find cheaper than this with a free inefficient 50w halogen lamp from China aswell which will last about 3 days. I guess that will be a better bargain.

I had nothing but problems with sparkles and plumbers with my recent renovations. They are try to rip you off.

tazeembi

I had nothing but problems with sparkles and plumbers with my recent … I had nothing but problems with sparkles and plumbers with my recent renovations. They are try to rip you off.



Unfortunately this is the case in some instances but please don't think we are all the same.
You need to go off of recommendations from friends and family, I have spent a long time building up a good word of mouth reputation, and do not rip anyone off. But I know of plenty in my area that are only concerned with doing one job for a customer and getting all they can out of them. I'm more about repeat custom.

And it was out of the electricians catalogue as stated... sometimes we (being electricians) are limited to the cost of materials.

This is why i dont do **** domestic work where you probably get blamed for every little bit of damage, for their cat dying, for all other **** faults which they blame on "another electrician" which was most likely them or a ****, then moving around **** furniture to get under the floorboards, then they ask why you need to do that... until wireless electricity is up and runnibg safely you lot are stuck with us "my electrician" with our superior products which we charge 15 pound for which wont give you a shock or set fire to you stupid house (which most likelu you won't be covered under insurance unless it was certified and all materials complied with relevant standards )

All niceic contractors should issue certificates for notifiable work which you very a 10 year insurance backed warranty with.

But no, you people usually choose ****.

Can't believe P1KEY is a swear word on here...

Just a heads up on these. They are not double insulated/Class II, they will need to be earthed. This will only be an issue if your existing lighting does not have an earth supply or just live and neutral wires. This may be the case if you have existing double insulated fittings or are converting MR16 LV fittings to GU10.

Upshot, these need to be wired to an earth supply to prevent the risk of electric shock. New installs should be wired up to scratch but retro fits may not.

Only know this because I bought some and had to send them back.

Edited by: "superpacman1972" 25th Oct 2014

Plus also someone mentioned that you need the fireproofing for the heat of the bulbs.. that is half the answer, the other half is that you will be making penerations in the ceiling that are not fire rated unless you install a hood or get a fitting like this

Plus also someone mentioned that you need the fireproofing for the heat of the bulbs.. that is half the answer, the other half is that you will be making penerations in the ceiling that are not fire rated unless you install a hood or get a fitting like this

Not sure you can put LED bulbs straight into these - pretty sure you'll need to buy a separate transformer.

Holdsworth

Not sure you can put LED bulbs straight into these - pretty sure you'll … Not sure you can put LED bulbs straight into these - pretty sure you'll need to buy a separate transformer.



Your thinking of the MR16 12Volt LED bulbs which require a LED Driver to convert 240V to 12V and do not run well of an existing transformer.

GU10 LED bulbs are 240V and can just plug in.

I am a plumbing/heating engineer, qualified for 15. Self employed for 3. In my opinion customers want weary thing cheap/free.

'While your here.... Will you just do this' or 'it will only take a couple of minutes'.

Not all tradesman are dodgy, some are honest, hard working people trying to make a living!!

With these fire rated fittings like these do you still need to have gaps in the insulation in the ceiling above? The normal fittings in our house have insulation removed from around them, which obviously does no favours in keeping the room warm. thanks

stephentheshark

Your thinking of the MR16 12Volt LED bulbs which require a LED Driver to … Your thinking of the MR16 12Volt LED bulbs which require a LED Driver to convert 240V to 12V and do not run well of an existing transformer.GU10 LED bulbs are 240V and can just plug in.

Okay thanks - had to go up a ladder and check, and it's actually G4 halogen bulbs I have, which I think wouldn't work with LED bulbs unless I bought a transformer. May be cheaper to buy these instead.

Why do electricians always think they're better than any other trade? All decent tradesmen are as good as each other.

Holdsworth

Okay thanks - had to go up a ladder and check, and it's actually G4 … Okay thanks - had to go up a ladder and check, and it's actually G4 halogen bulbs I have, which I think wouldn't work with LED bulbs unless I bought a transformer. May be cheaper to buy these instead.



GU10 bulbs can be 12v or 240v

Fitted 16 from EBay adjustable not heat resistant for £1.99 each in chrome and had earth connections yet a 10 pack of Wikes GU 10 lights and fittings did not have .
Edited by: "morrig" 25th Oct 2014

stephentheshark

Your thinking of the MR16 12Volt LED bulbs which require a LED Driver to … Your thinking of the MR16 12Volt LED bulbs which require a LED Driver to convert 240V to 12V and do not run well of an existing transformer.GU10 LED bulbs are 240V and can just plug in.

But are essential in high moisture areas i e shower bath.

ws007

GU10 bulbs can be 12v or 240v



Are you sure ???
I've never come across any 12v gu10's

cookied

Are you sure ???I've never come across any 12v gu10's



Makes you wonder doesn't it That's why we need electricians :lol

Holdsworth

Not sure you can put LED bulbs straight into these - pretty sure you'll … Not sure you can put LED bulbs straight into these - pretty sure you'll need to buy a separate transformer.



Yes - GU10's
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