Lighting is undoubtedly one of the most significant aspects of interior design. If it is done properly, it can provide a room with a stunning illumination and charming atmosphere. One of the most excellent ideas to improve the ambience of an interior is to install downlights. They are usually placed within the ceiling or in some hidden areas.

A downlight is amazingly helpful in enhancing the light quality in any place where you mount it. As it is recessed into the ceiling, it produces a narrow beam of light directed downwards. Such a hidden enhancement looks as if the light was coming directly from the ceiling, not from an additional lighting fixture.

Most commonly, downlights are round, but other varieties are sometimes available as well, depending on what type of bulb is applied there. Here we would like to explain a few different types of downlights to you. We hope it will help you to make the right choice!

Fire Rated Downlights

Die-Cast, Fire Rated LED Downlight, GU10, Dimmable, Twist and Lock. Choice of colours.

No matter if you plan to upgrade your business or home’s lighting, fire rated downlights can certainly be a fantastic choice. The primary difference between them and the non-fire rated lights is the amount of time of being able to stop the fire from spreading. If you use the wrong kind of lighting, you can experience horrible consequences, while the damages of a fire could be reduced with such a small improvement to your business or home.

You may wonder, what is a fire rated downlight exactly. To put it simply, it is a kind of lighting that will seal off the hole that has been made in the ceiling to install it.

When there is a special coating around a downlight, this kind of covering will swell under a certain high temperature, which prevents the flames from spreading. When such protection is not implemented, the fire will come through the hole and reach the flammable materials a lot faster.

Nevertheless, a significant factor to take into account is also that such downlights should not affect your ceiling’s structural integrity in any negative way. It is because the ceiling’s reliable construction is also a vital aspect of preventing the fire from reaching more and more areas. If its structural strength is damaged, the flames will definitely spread faster in your business place or home and will be far more destructive.

An essential thing you need to keep in mind is that only when fire rated downlights are fitted by a specialist, you can be confident that they will not weaken the structural integrity of your ceiling.

LED Fire Rated Downlights

Now when you know what fire rated downlights are, we will introduce a LED variant of them as well. This kind of lighting is very durable and also, energy-saving, so it constitutes an excellent alternative to halogen bulbs. Thanks to such a solution, you will not only reduce your bills but also lower your carbon footprint, so you will be more eco-friendly.

In our online shop, you can find a wide range of LED downlights that are fire rated. For instance, we offer waterproof IP65 downlights which will prove amazingly useful in wet areas, such as bathrooms. Moreover, you can order GU10 dimmable LED downlights which will allow you to create a more intimate atmosphere whenever necessary.

The same as in the case of the previously mentioned product, a LED downlight is improved with an intumescent pad swelling up in extremely high temperatures, which makes it impossible for the fire to spread quickly.

Whenever you decide on cutting a hole into a ceiling in order to install a recessed downlight, make sure that you have selected a certified fire rated LED model that will help you to improve the fire resistance of your home, office, shop, or any other premises.

Our shop is proud to present you with an impressive offer of LED fire rated downlights. Even though we love to provide our customers with many available options, we are aware that it can be hard to select the best model for you. One of the most significant aspects you should take into consideration while choosing a fire rated downlight is security.

It is recommended to find out what level of safety is necessary for your building and purchase the downlights in accordance with that. As those products reduce the fire risk, choosing the right variant for your workspace or home is genuinely crucial.

At Simple Lighting, you will find many kinds of LED downlight products available, such as, for instance, GU10 LED lamp base or an integrated LED base. If you have minimal space to mount your lights, we suggest selecting a compact model because it is usually the most efficient solution to use.

The vast majority of our LED downlight products are adjusted to fit in smaller areas as well. What is more, they are improved with a well-ventilated design. Apart from that, some of them are also enabled with heat sink, helping you to make sure that they always stay cool.

You should take into account that if you have the GU10, in the case of failure, you just have to replace the bulb, but with integrated designs, it is not that simple – you have to replace the complete fixture. Nonetheless, they usually have a longer lifespan, so such an operation will not have to be undertaken that often, and they could still work best for you.

You need to remember that using one of the many different lights available in our online shop may be more productive and ecological than sticking to traditional solutions!

Standard LED Recessed Downlights

In the wide range of products offered at Simple Lighting, you can also find standard LED Recessed Downlights. They can prove excellent in both a residential or commercial building. They are all of the highest quality, and they are energy-saving. Therefore, while using them, you will cause less damage to the environment as well as decrease your electricity bills. What is more, they will produce light of incomparable quality to any interior you need.

The standard LED downlights look unspeakably gorgeous when they are installed flush to the ceiling. They make the room or workspace more stylish and elegant and also, they are extraordinarily durable, so it will be a long-term investment for you.

As standard LED downlights appear to be very popular among clients, we have prepared a choice of many different types for you to browse!

They come in various styles and finishes, for example, brushed steel, crystal, chrome, and white or black. Therefore, no matter what your taste is and what effect you need to achieve, you will undoubtedly find the right downlight LED products in our enormous offer.

We understand that you may have a limited budget, so we have prepared products at different prices, making virtually everyone able to find a model that fits not only their taste but also their financial possibilities.

Please keep in mind that no matter what downlight types you order, you will be provided with free next day delivery all over the UK, provided that your order exceeded the value of £50.00.

If you need some more information on the lights available in our offer, or if it is too difficult for you to choose the right model from such a vast selection of different products, you can always contact us by phone: 0333 443 2465 or

We will be more than happy to help you!

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Interior designer with a special interest in lighting and how it shapes our perception of a space. Ever since I was a little girl, I loved to rearrange and reimagine virtually every room I’ve gone into, often to the great despair of my family members. I continued to pursue this inclination into adulthood, which has led me to obtain a Master’s Degree in Interior Design from the University of Brighton. Currently, I work as a freelance design consultant, helping new homeowners create a warm and welcoming atmosphere with a special emphasis on the right use of lighting. As a writer for the Simple Lighting blog, I hope to use my field experience to help countless people brighten their homes and utilize their living space in the best way possible.


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