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turneg01

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#293621 2-Feb-2022 23:06
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Can anyone recommend some led downlights please.

One electrician said ambius retrofit and another said mars are good. Thoughts?

Hole size is 130mm and needs to cover to about 150mm

Also what about smart downlights. Are they any good? Recommendations?

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  #2860917 3-Feb-2022 06:10
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Have a look at this thread and the threads it points off at.


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  #2861010 3-Feb-2022 09:31
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Have you noticed that most of these lights come as one unit where the lamp/bulb can't be replaced? So, once the light is broken it's straight to landfill. What a waste really, when it would've been a simple replacement. Anyone aware of good downlights with replaceble bulbs?


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  #2861076 3-Feb-2022 09:56
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Downlights are pretty cheap these days, the cost to replace the bulb would be similar to replacing the whole unit. Other than early life failures my experience is the main thing that fails is the driver, which can be replaced with some of them. When you purchase, make sure they take a standard type of drive / voltage, I had to throw out some perfectly good LED downlights recently because they used an odd voltage and I couldn't get drivers, whereas when my LED strip driver failed I just put a new one in.




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  #2861154 3-Feb-2022 10:53
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Three brands that we have used at work are HUGO, LUMAX and now HALCYON.

 

Cant comment on the longevity or the after sales support on these.  


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  #2861534 4-Feb-2022 08:52
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Thanks for your help.

 

Can anyone recommend any particular models to use?

 

The existing downlights are 155mm and the cut out is about 135mm 


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  #2861573 4-Feb-2022 09:51
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You'll have to look through the models and see which ones fit, or call the companies. I found the websites pretty easy with Switch and Halcyon.


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  #2861576 4-Feb-2022 10:00
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We received some samples from https://www.voltexelectrical.co.nz/

 

I like the downlights as they have no external driver. Switchable between 3 colours. Comes with a 7 year warranty.
I am looking at these as currently my downlights are R25 or R20 style bulbs that are now fitted with LED bulbs.

 

They do not sell direct to the public but through a registered electrician
BTW I am not affiliated to any of the companies that I have mentioned in my posts.

 

thanks




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  #2861582 4-Feb-2022 10:07
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qwertee:

 

I like the downlights as they have no external driver. Switchable between 3 colours. Comes with a 7 year warranty.

 

 

The driver seems to be the part that fails the most, so that means replace the whole unit if it fails. Switch lighting also has selectable color.


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