Lighting is an essential aspect of a home. That is why many are choosing multiple lighting solutions to make their space comfortable, lively, cosy, and relaxing. While it's critical that you get excellent illumination, you also need to consider how your fixtures will fit your aesthetics. Ceiling spotlights can accomplish both without a hitch. Plus, they have added perks to make your lighting experience remarkable!
Ceiling spotlights are ideal for both domestic and commercial properties because of their minimalist design, energy efficiency, functionality, and cost-effectiveness. They are easy to incorporate in any layout, traditional or modern, and they are perfect for the living room, bedroom, kitchen, restaurants, galleries, or even office lobbies.
What are ceiling spotlights?
Ceiling spotlights project an intense narrow light beam of light directly to a specific area. They are considered one of the most versatile products within our indoor lighting range as they provide an outstanding lighting solution for any room they're in. You can adjust the light beams to highlight focal points in a space, like paintings, furniture pieces, accent walls and even places where you need task lighting.
Multi-way ceiling spotlights or bar spotlights are tremendously functional because they allow you to direct multiple light beams to various key points in your area. They have two, three, four, or more spotlight lamps attached to one bar giving you more light beams to play around with. In addition, ceiling spotlights are also a great form of task lighting because they give you a concentrated and bright illumination, we recommend that you paid them with GU10 LED Bulbs.
Advantages of having ceiling spotlights in your home?
Before, when halogen bulbs were popular, ceiling spotlights were known for hogging so much energy that people tend to avoid them. But because of LED lighting, this major problem was resolved. Now, everyone wants to have them in their homes because of their many advantages.
Compared to incandescent, fluorescent, and halogen, LED bulbs do not consume a lot of power. Most of the energy they get is transformed into light. So, they do not waste any heat and do not require much to produce tremendous brightness.
Because ceiling spotlights do not consume much energy, if you fit them with an LED bulb, you can cut down on the cost of your energy consumption. Also, LED bulbs last for more than 30,000 hours, so you won't need to replace them for years.
LED ceiling spotlights do not contain any mercury that is why they are ideal for the environment. Aside from that, since they last for a long time, they lessen waste and the need for production.
Low Heat Emission
A ceiling spotlight with incandescent or halogen bulbs was not ideal because a narrow, intense light beam is concentrated in one spot and with those types of bulbs meant that you also got concentrated heat! Fortunately, you won't have that problem with these LED ceiling spotlights because LED bulbs produce zero to low heat.
Improves Light Composition
Since ceiling spotlights have narrow directional beams, they give you better control over your light composition. This allows you to have more freedom to construct the light patterns that you want for your space. Ceiling spotlights are excellent for museums, accent lighting, and local exhibitions.
Quick Response Time
With LED ceiling spotlights, there is no lag when you turn them on. As soon as you turn them on, light is produced without any delay or flickering.
With ceiling spotlights, you get a concentrated and intense light beam with high purity, which is why they are the perfect lighting if you want to highlight a centrepiece or a state-of-the-art structure.
How to wire spotlights in the ceiling?*
*Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. Electrical installations should only be carried out by qualified people. If you are not a qualified electrician, we urge you to seek professional advice.
Before you begin wiring your ceiling spotlights, make sure that you have prior experience and are confident doing it yourself. If you're not, call for an electrician and let them handle the installation.
Isolate the circuit, turn off the power and disconnect the cable/s from the existing ceiling rose. If you have a loop-in system, label the cables, so you know which is the switch drop and the circuit cables. You will see a brown sleeving on the blue core of the switch drop cable linked to the live (brown) core of the arch of the light.
Remove the rose base plate and push the cables back to the ceiling.
If there's only one cable supplied with the old rose, connect it to the new cable for the ceiling spotlights using a three-terminal junction box. If you see more than two cables, use a four-terminal junction box.
Crimp the supply cable to expose the ends of the cores and connect them to the ceiling spotlight. Make sure that you position the clips accurately and push the light into the holes. Then check if the clip has engaged the plasterboard and is holding the spotlight securely in place.
If necessary, repair the hole where your old ceiling rose was using a filler. Let it dry, sand it and paint over.
How to remove spotlight bulbs from the ceiling?
Changing the bulbs in your ceiling spotlights are hassle-free. Just grab your ladder and follow these simple steps:
- Turn off the main power in the fuse box and make sure the switch on the wall is off.
- Wait for the bulb to cool down before you touch them (especially halogen).
- Twist to remove the old bulb.
- Fit the new bulb by lining up the pins and clicking it in place.
- That’s it!
You can easily change the bulbs by yourself. Just be careful to not fall off the ladder or get electrocuted. Anyways, if you’re using LED bulbs it’ll be years before you even have to think about replacing them because they can last for years and years.