Down Lights in Soffits

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KR Sol

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Just want to pick some Brain Cells! I have been asked to do a estimate on a job, the job is to fit down lights in soffit boards on a house I have to go around and look but the customer thinks they want around 16 lights fitting (4 at front 4 at back and 8 down the side) I have heard of this been done but not seen it, I have read on another forum that it is ok to use zone one bathroom downlights now they should be at least IP65 rated, but just got my little voice in my head asking is this ok??? ?:|

 

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Thanks Godfather they look good Applaud Smiley

 

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Yh iv got the same job coming up soon but the soffits are slopping so its going to be a struggle getting anything to go up on that.

 

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I have not seen the house but apparently all the soffits are flat (the roof has no peak at the end) this is the reason why they want 3 sides of the semi with soffit lighting.

 

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Sounds nice, Any chance of seeing some pics when they are done? Evening too, when they are on. :p

Sad, I know - But I don't get out much. :eek:

]:)

 

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Yea no problems, thats if I get the work hope so as they also want me to look at a rewire in the garage, so might have to start the old 'exporting a earth' debate again lol :p oh and evening to you too.

 

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I know they are technically outside but it begs the question , does it actually need IP65 fitts under the soffitt . Does it get wet up there ?
Think anout ALL outside lights, they are usually a minimum of IP44.

(consider dampness, anytime of the year)

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I fitted some on a job recently. I used Snaplite gunmetal ones as the board was finished in black paint. Also the Snaplite ones do not have light going back through the fitting as they are sealed this was important as the soffits had a long mesh for ventilation and I didn't want light feeding back.

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I fitted 4 under a porch soffiit a few years ago..

operated from a PIR when someone walked up the drive.

cant remember what IP rating they were..

But I seem to think I use 12v bulbs? :|

If it is a deep soffit

probably isn't going to be any more damp than a bathroom with a high ceiling?

e.g. 2.6m ceiling above bath shower could have mains bulbs fitted...

outside zones....

but still get steam & damp? ?:| ? :|

 

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A big thank you for your assistance. :) :)Applaud SmileyB-)

 

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Just an afterthought make sure its birdproof:O

Nests in soffits are quite common

straw +heat + FIRE:O:O] :)

 

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Just an afterthought make sure its birdproof:ONests in soffits are quite common

straw +heat + FIRE:O:O] :)
I quite like my eggs well cooked..

 

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Do you think the customer would question the Frying pan listed on the quote? :D

 

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Hi all,

Just another Question on the subject, Would soffet lighting be ok if the soffets are pvc. ? As these types of lights left on over a long period of time ie. 4/5 hrs of a winters evening would get pretty hot.

Any thoughts. ????

Macca

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