Ceiling spotlights are directional lights producing a concentrated narrow beam straight to a particular spot. It’s a famous lighting solution that's ideal for lighting in such places as the living room that highlights focal points, which gives a room a distinct character and vibe. Aside from that, typically,... Read More
Ceiling spotlights are directional lights producing a concentrated narrow beam straight to a particular spot. It’s a famous lighting solution that's ideal for lighting in such places as the living room that highlights focal points, which gives a room a distinct character and vibe. Aside from that, typically, these lights are used as task lighting because of the amount of illumination they give to a space. So, for your kitchen islands and workspaces, you can add these lights to provide you with the brightness that you need for your tasks.
While illumination is essential, you also need to think about the aesthetics of your space. Well, that will not be a problem if you have a ceiling spotlight since the fixture itself is sublime!
How to wire spotlights in the ceiling?
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 it because only professionals should do any electrical installations.
- Separate the circuit, switch off the power and remove the cable/s from your existing ceiling rose. In a loop-in system, label the cables to know the switch drop and the circuit cables.
- Pull out the rose base plate and stick the cables back to the ceiling.
- If you see one cable supplied with the old rose, attach it to the new cable for spotlights with a three-terminal junction box. If there are more than two cables, use a four-terminal junction box.
- Crimp the supply cable to expose the ends of the cores. Then link them to the ceiling spotlight. Position the clips correctly and push the light into the holes. Once you’re done, check if the clip has caught the plasterboard and is holding the spotlight tightly in place.
- If needed, patch up the hole where your old ceiling rose was, let the filler dry, sand it and paint.
How to fit ceiling spotlights?
Unlike recessed lighting, fitting ceiling spotlights is not difficult since you don't need to cut a hole. Aside from that, everything that you'll need comes with the lights, so all you have to do is follow the instruction manual. But here’s a simple guide:
- Remove the screws attaching the fixing bracket to the fixture and save them for later.
- Hold your bracket against the ceiling and mark the holes. Make sure that the fixture is level.
- Before drilling anything, ensure that the ceiling can bear the load of the fixture and that there are no pipes or wires in the way.
- Wire the spotlight and fix it into position.
How to remove ceiling spotlight fittings?
As easy as mounting your spotlight fixtures, removing them is also a breeze! Just do the reverse of the installation guide, and you're good to go! Here's a guide:
- Turn off the power and remove all the bulbs. If the bulbs are still okay, then you can reuse them if you want.
- Detach the fixture from the mounting bracket.
- Unlink the wires from the fixture and the power supply.
- Set the fixture aside and unscrew the mounting bracket.
- If you want, patch the holes in the ceiling from the mounting bracket, and you're done!