Can you wire spotlights to a plug?
Yes, normal GU10 downlighters just wire into mains, they don’t care if you feed them from a socket or from wiring in the ceiling. You can’t just wire them straight into the socket circuit. They have to be fused down a switch fused spur or as you say a plug top with the correct size fuse i.e. 5amp.
What are the different types of spotlights?
Seven types of spotlights categorized on the basis of their functionality include, the plano convex, ellipsoidal, Fresnel, Parabolic Aluminized Reflector (PAR), PAR Pin, Beam Projector and Followspot lights.
Can you wire downlights to a plug?
The simple answer is – yes. There is no extra wiring involved or nothing different with what would be for a normal downlight. So you can take an old downlight out and put the new one in place e.g the Sengled Element, without any extra wiring.
Why do downlights have plugs?
Each down light should have its own power plug. The reason we recommend a power plug for each light is it provides ultimate safety and flexibility. The other option is to hard wire them.
How do I know what type of spotlight I have?
If you take a look at any reputable lamp fixture, you should see a sticker or imprint noting the type of bulb size that is compatible. In this example, the lampholder says “USE PAR20 TYPE” so we know for certain that this is the type of LED spotlight that is needed.
How many lumen is good for a spotlight?
If you’ve installed spotlights, they will typically require 120 lumens. If you’re installing path lights along your walkway, 100 to 200 lumens is recommended.
Do all downlights have plugs?
Each down light should have its own power plug. The other option is to hard wire them. If they are plugged in then it is a simple DIY job if you ever need to replace them or temporarily remove them (say to paint a ceiling) – and that means you do not need to get an electrician in at $75 per hour to do it!
How do I know if my spotlights are halogen or LED?
If you are lucky the bulb will say halogen or LED, but this is not a legal requirement, just good practice. If it does not, it must display the power in the form of wattage. Generally anything over 10W will most likely be halogen (25W, 50W etc) and anything under 10W would be LED.
What’s the difference between a spotlight and floodlight?
Spotlights are usually defined as lights with beam angles of no wider than 45 degrees, whereas floodlights are typically categorised by beam angles of 90 degrees and above. With a spotlight, users can almost “point and shoot” the beam of light at specific objects to better illuminate them.
What is better spotlight or floodlight?
When highlighting specific points like display objects, wall artwork, architectural details, or landscape features, use a spotlight. When illuminating larger areas like driveways, stages, warehouses, parking lots, or any other area that needs wide, even light coverage, go with a floodlight.
Can you use LED spotlights instead of halogen?
Can you replace a halogen bulb with an LED bulb? Yes, you can replace a halogen bulb with an LED. The only instance where this is not possible without an additional driver as in the case of MR16, MR11 and G4 spotlight bulbs.