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Putting your home in the spotlight
Every room in every home is different, so whether you’re looking for a calming effect in your sitting room, targeted lighting on walls in a hallway or conservatory or a dazzling effect while you cook or entertain in the kitchen, our fixed and tilting LED ceiling spotlights will give your room its moment in the spotlight.
We’ve got dozens of different ceiling spotlights for you to choose from in all sorts of styles, finishes and configurations, from single fixed spotlights to multiple head ones that can be adjusted in any position.
Which ceiling spotlights are available?
Whether you’re looking for fixed spots or need an adjustable light to brighten different areas, we’ve got spots in a range of colours - as well as the standard white - to brighten all types of decor, from contemporary and retro to vintage and industrial.
There are three main types of ceiling spotlights:
- Single spotlights that are adjustable and have a base
- Bar spotlights
- Recessed spotlights that sit flush with the ceiling
- Multiple head round and square plate spotlights
Why are LED spotlights ideal for ceiling spotlights?
For a long time, halogen bulbs were the number one choice for ceiling spotlights because of their compactness and the number of options available.
However, these days, LEDs are the most popular choice.
For many reasons.
Not only are LED spotlights more energy-efficient, lasting much longer than halogen bulbs, but they also give out a more comfortable light and can save homeowners up to 60% in energy and costs.
How do I align ceiling spots correctly?
Depending on what you want to highlight, you can align our spotlights in any direction you wish.
Want to highlight a painting?
No problem - just swivel the direction and before you know it that van Gogh copy will be the highlight of your lounge or hallway.
But that’s not all.
They’re also ideal for lighting the underneath of cupboards, bookshelves and closets and, if you’re looking to light up an entire room, tilting your spots to a wide-angle makes lighting every nook and cranny of even the darkest space easy-peasy.
Do I need a transformer for my ceiling spotlights?
Ceiling spotlights usually run at 230 volts, like ordinary ceiling lights. On our product pages, you’ll see this information in the product details.
Usually, it’ll read something like this: “Supply voltage in Volt: 230”.
Should additional transformers be necessary, it’ll be noted in the product description.
Do all ceiling spots and spotlights swivel or tilt?
Usually, all spotlights can be swivelled or tilted. However, there are some models with fixed spots only.
For safety reasons, please read the product description before buying.
Which is better with recessed spotlights – high voltage or low voltage?
There is no real advantage to either although we recommend low voltage in areas that can get damp, such as showers, etc (see our bathroom answer below).
High voltage spotlights use 220 – 240 volts and do not need any other accessories/equipment in order to work. Low voltage spotlights only work with low voltage and need a transformer to reduce the mains power down to 12 volts.
If in doubt, ask one of our advisors.
What styles do they come in?
Our spotlights come in a huge variety of styles, colours and materials. Have a look through our choices in the search fields above if you don’t believe us. You can choose by colour, room type, style, price, material, base type, ingress protection (IP) code, dimensions, technology, number of bulbs and even wattage.
Are spotlights dimmable?
Most are but, to be sure, check the technical specifications for the bulb. It should say “Dimmable: Yes”.
However, if you find a spotlight you love on our site that isn’t specified as dimmable you might be able to change the bulb to a dimmable one instead. Ask one of our advisors and always use a qualified electrician if you’re not confident in installing a dimmer switch yourself.
Do these spotlights come with built-in light bulbs?
Our LED ones usually do but always check the specifications page for the spotlight you’re interested in. If a base type is given it means the bulb is not built in.
Can I put spotlights in the bathroom?
Yes you can, but as electricity and water don’t mix well, at all, you have to be careful.
All of our spotlights are rated according to their ingress protection (IP). This is a code that shows the fitting’s protection against the elements. It’s a two-digit number - the first one represents protection from solid objects on a scale of 0 – 6 while the second represents protection from liquids on a scale of 0 – 8.
Now the regulations divide your bathroom into three zones:
- Zone 1 is in the shower itself and your spotlight must be rated above IP4 to go in here.
- Zone 2 is around the shower and above the sink where it might get splashed by water and spotlights here must have an IP rating of 4 or more too.
- Zone 3 covers the rest of the bathroom and you need a light with an IP2 or greater rating.
Should I look for halogen or LED?
We always recommend LED lamps because they use much less power and last a lot longer than halogen bulbs. Also, halogen has only one luminous colour (colour temperature) and that is warm white. In comparison, LED has a range of different lighting colours – from daylight to extra warm white.
Can I switch to an LED light bulb in my halogen spotlight?
Yes you can – LED bulbs come with all sorts of base sizes and fittings and there’s bound to be one that will fit your lamp.
Are your spotlights fire-rated?
All of our spotlights comply with European norm DIN-EN-60598-1.
Would you like to learn more about our ceiling spotlights? Or any other topic related to ceiling spotlights or spotlight fixtures? If so, our friendly team of experts would love to answer any questions you may have. Call today on +353 1 699 2138 or contact us via e-mail.