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At BLT Direct we have a extensive range of powerful and durable downlights. Coming in a range of colours, sizes, protection ratings and voltages, BLT Direct have products suitable for both commercial or domestic settings. Whether your trying to revive your garden or you need lighting for your shop aisle, we are sure to have what you are looking for. And with all our downlights being IP and fire rated, you can be certain of the quality both now and long term. Why not browse our range today and see how we can help you?

LED Fire Rated IP65 GU10 Hole Cutters Fire Hoods Covers Bathroom

How Many Downlights Are Required Per Room?

The amount of downlights needed for a room is dependent on the size of the room, and also how much light you want. As a general rule, one downlight per 1m² is typically enough to provide good and even lighting across the room. However you must take into account for fitted wardrobes, kitchen wall units or anything that reduces ceiling space. You should also be mindful of the lumens of your downlights to ensure that they are bright enough to light the whole room. We are happy to help if you require assistance in planning your downlight light scheme for your rooms, contact our team via the form on our website or give us a call on  01473 716418.

How Far Apart Do You Put LED Downlights?

The spacing of your downlights is simple, simply take the height of your ceiling and divide by 2 to get the space needed between each downlight. For example, if you have an 8 feet ceiling then the space between each light should be 4 feet.

What are the best downlights to buy?

The best downlights for you are ones that fulfil your needs most appropriately, that's why at BLT Direct we offer downlights that have many different applications. Looking for small, low-key decking lights to subtly illuminate your garden? Or maybe you need a inviting, Warm White, IP65 rated downlight for your bathroom, creating a more relaxing atmosphere. With our huge range of premium downlights, all sourced by the most trusted and reliable manufacturers across the world, we are certain to meet your needs. 

What's the difference between downlights and spotlights?

With so many lighting products on the market it can be difficult to understand the differences between them, fortunately BLT Direct are here to help. Spotlights are typically mounted on walls but can also be used on the ceiling if desired. Spotlights will be lights that are applied with a fitting that is surface mounted, meaning it protrudes off the wall. A downlight is recessed into the ceiling or overhead fixture, like a kitchen worktop. This provides a sleeker, more smooth finish for areas like kitchens where space is less available. If you have any questions about what light fitting is best for your space, we encourage you to get in contact with us. 

Do I Require A Transformer With LED Downlights?

Most of our LED downlights are mains voltage which means they will not require a transformer or driver. We do also stock low voltage downlights which are typically use an MR16 bulb which will need a transformer or driver. Luckily, they are labelled clearly on the website, so you will find what your looking fior every time. If you have any questions about our range of LED downlights, don't hesitate to contact us. 

How Many Downlights Can You Have On One Switch?

When selecting the amount of and wattage of your downlights, it's important to note the power capability of the switch that is being used. While there is no definite rule on the amount of downlights that can be used on a switch, the wattage of the switch must be greater than all of the bulbs on said circuit. The good news is, with our LED downlights the wattage is considerably lower than previously used halogen bulbs, making them more efficient and allowing you to control more with just one switch. Browse our LED range on our website.

Can I Replace My Halogen Downlights With LEDs?

At BLT Direct we offer direct replacement LED bulbs, making changing your lighting easier than ever. Save yourself money and energy with our eco friendly LED downlights without compromising on quality or light density. Many of our down light fittings are able to to utilise both halogen and led bulbs and so its a straight swap.