As our downlights all require holes to be cut in the ceiling, this compromises the integrity of the protection your ceiling would normally give you in the event of a fire.
In normal cases, there would be tiny gaps between the hole and the edge of the downlight, allowing heat and air to pass through.
Our fire rated downlights are made from intumescent material though – they swell up as they get hotter. This closes the gaps and makes your ceiling air tight again, preventing the spread of fires from floor to floor.
This protection will last up to 90 minutes – which is more than enough for you to safely evacuate your property and for emergency services to put out the blaze.
Generally speaking, fire rated products cost more than standard downlights. We feel however that the extra cost is justified, especially when the safety of you and your loved ones is called into question.
When you buy this GU10 downlight, you have the option of having bulbs included in the package. With this, there are a couple of choices.
The first is whether you would like dimmable light or not. Obviously, this lets you choose different levels of brightness, but you should know that if you do want to go for dimmable bulbs, you’ll need a trailing edge dimmer. Conventional leading edge dimmers that are present in most households might not work with LEDs, and could even damage them too.
The only difference between them is the perceived warmth of the light. Warm white is very close to traditional halogen bulbs and helps create a cosy setting. This is great for places like the living room or bedroom.
Cool white provides a much icier shade, and a brighter light. This is better suited for areas where you need to concentrate such as the kitchen or the office at work.
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Although you have the option of buying bulbs with your downlight, you may want to purchase them separately. Luckily, we’ve got a couple of recommendations from our wide range.
You should also consider our 6W Dimmable GU10 LED 27 SMD. It uses a little more power than the last bulb at 6W of energy, but also shines brighter with less SMDs – 450 lumens. The key feature with this item though is that it is dimmable. This will also require a trailing edge dimmer.
You might find when you receive your products that it wasn’t what you thought it was. There’s nothing wrong with changing your mind. In the event that this happens, you’re entitled to a full refund or exchange within 28 days of purchase.
You’ve also got more protection in the long run with the 12 month manufacturer warranty.
For any other questions you might have about this item, other GU10 fire rated downlights that we stock, installations, wholesale orders or anything else then please get in touch. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can give us a call on 0116 321 4120 where someone from our customer service team will be happy to help.
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