Fire rated down lights

(7 Posts)
Koala2 Sat 01-Oct-16 20:48:24

Hi I need 12 of these but they seem very expensive (£20+ each). Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced supplier with decent quality?

scaryteacher Sat 01-Oct-16 22:27:52

B&Q were where mine came from iirc.

Pradaqueen Sun 02-Oct-16 08:19:38

Try tlc, tool station or screw fix. Generally their prices are the lowest. Fire rated down lights are expensive. Do you really need 12?

Koala2 Sun 02-Oct-16 10:00:04

It seems to be recommended now. However am I right in thinking LED ones don't need to be fire rated? This might be a better option.

PigletJohn Sun 02-Oct-16 10:52:23

The fire problem is that the plaster ceiling, which is fire resistant, has had holes cut in it that smoke and flames can get through, to suffocate and incinerate people in rooms above, and to set fire to the wooden joists and floorboards and to melt the electrical cables.

You can get smoke hoods that go over the lamps and the holes. They are nor very expensive. They are lined with a material that swells up when it gets hot.

Better still is a ceiling with no holes.

tinymeteor Sun 02-Oct-16 11:48:34

My switch shop - I haven't used them myself but a neighbour just did, and recommended. They're good value and quality is fine according to him:

http://www.myswitchshop.com/index.php?mainpage=index&cPath=26499_2656

Koala2 Sun 02-Oct-16 21:03:37

thank you, those look great.

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