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Spotlights - white, chrome, brushed chrome??!

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Ketzele Fri 12-Jan-18 20:10:03

I'm probably going to have to get all my spotlights replaced, and the sparky just asked if I want them white, chrome or brushed chrome.

Now, I thought I had an opinion on everything, but this has left me a bit flummoxed. My first impulse was brushed chrome, but is white better as more invisible? Or does it yellow and look cheap and nasty?

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randyymarsh Fri 12-Jan-18 20:11:47

I like the whole invisible/seamless look so would definitely go with white. From what I've seen if you give them a good wipe every now and then they shouldn't yellow

NoSquirrels Fri 12-Jan-18 20:13:28

We went white. Builder was surprised we didn’t want chrome/brushed chrome but I like them to “disappear” - they’re not a feature to my mind.

Ketzele Fri 12-Jan-18 20:19:12

I hate spotlights (yes I have them, but as an evil necessity) so as invisible as possible is definitely a plus.

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lashy Fri 12-Jan-18 23:23:52

White - so they are unobtrusive.
We inherited 9 brass coloured ones on our landing when we moved house and changing them to white is on our rather long 'to-do' list!

Mosaic123 Sat 13-Jan-18 16:15:55


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Fluffyblanket17 Sat 13-Jan-18 17:08:22

I have white in my bedroom, haven’t discoloured so far

wowfudge Sat 13-Jan-18 20:17:24

We went with white in a white ceiling in part of our kitchen. Everything else is chrome but we didn't want the spots to stand out.

Ketzele Sat 13-Jan-18 21:26:15

Wow thank you, I think the jury is unanimous! White it is! Seriously, thanks - I now have an opinion on this too smile

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StarlitTrees Sat 20-Jan-18 23:09:15

I know I'm a bit late to this one but I've just moved in to a house with white spotlights and can confirm they definitely do turn yellow!

Swapping them to silver/chrome is on my (very long) to do list!

I'd rather get rid of them altogether but i imagine replacing the ceiling would be a rather pricy job. One for a few years down the line!

Ketzele Sun 21-Jan-18 23:17:36

Ah, cat among pigeons!

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