Lighting & Spotlights

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Getting the right lighting will get the lighting right.

Set the right mood with expert lighting installation.

We can help you with:

  • Installing modern lighting for you with the latest tools & methods.
  • Fitting ceiling fans & ceiling lights in accordance with all safety rules.
  • Installing elegant light fittings & spotlights throughout your home.
  • Safely connecting any other lighting fixtures to your home’s power grid.
  • Helping choose modern lighting to match your budget.
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Installation of LED Spotlights

LED spotlights provide excellent levels of lighting and are very energy efficient.

Cables are installed within the floor space prior to the ceiling being plaster-boarded and skimmed, often it is also easier to paint the ceiling prior to the installation of the spotlights.

Once the ceiling is painted the position of the spotlights is marked utilising the plans drawn at time of installation and a laser level to ensure the lines are straight.

Smart Home Lighting Design Cheshire and Manchester

Smart Home & Mood Lighting Specialists

Lighting controls show the home at its best, highlighting architectural features and creating the desired atmosphere – all while saving energy.

Automated functions, such as bringing certain lights on at dusk, or replaying regular activity to make your home look occupied when away are all easily achievable. Due to the way digital dimming systems work, huge amounts of energy can be saved throughout the home, especially when coupled with our LED lamps – the difference can be startling. We suggest the Philips Hue system – which integrates with your Google, Alexa or Homekit.

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Which is Best for Downlights, LED or Halogen?

Halogen lights were a huge technological leap forward in their day, however they are only about 30% more efficient than old fashioned incandescent bulbs and will only last about 2 years (based on 3 hours usage everyday). They also get hot so consideration needs to be given to ventilation.

LED lights offer the same light quality, are 90% more energy efficient than old fashioned bulbs, and will last of 25 years when used 3 hours a day. They are a little more expensive, but well worth the extra cost. For us it is LEDs everytime.

Should the Downlights be Fire Rated?

As we mentioned above, the ceiling is an important fire barrier to slow the spread of a fire to upper floors. Peppering this with holes will not help, so you should fill these holes with fire rated lights and in many cases the regulations will ensure you have to – see more information in the Building Regulations Approved Document B all about fire safety.

What Other Ratings for Downlighters do you Need to Consider?

You must consider the safety zones in bathroom where the lights are going to be fitted (which you can find all about here) as you will need to use IP rated lights in these zones. You need to ensure that you are using the right IP rated light in the zone you are planning to have the lights fitted.

There are acoustic rated downlights which you can consider using if there is a problem with noise from the floor above.