Downlights are truly in vogue at the moment! With a plethora of sizes and styles and the natural advantages of recessed light fittings it’s easy to see why. Eastern Melbourne Electricians are Downlight experts and are ready to make your project a reality.

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Downlights have come a long way since their first inception. Initially a narrow poorly spreading light fixture with quite a thirst for power, downlights today can emit a brilliant amount of light (when required) and are perhaps the most efficient way of lighting a home.

Eastern Melbourne Electricians are ready whenever you require for any & all Downlight installations, upgrades, repairs, general problem solving and investigation. We have a wide range of downlight colours, styles and sizes to choose from and a wealth of expertise to match. And with Australian brands such as Clipsal, SAL, Robus & more you know you’re in good hands.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a LED downlight?

A LED downlight is a light that’s comes in different shape and sizes that is installed in the ceiling.

Do LED bulbs get hot?

Yes LED bulbs do get hot, but they have a heat sink in the base of the bulb to pull away the heat.

Which LED downlights are the best?

We recommend use of LED Downlights feature TRI-Colour selection, IC-4 rating and compatibility with universal and trailing edge dimmers. We specify such downlights on all jobs.

How long do LED downlights last?

LED downlights are stated to last up to 10 years, with replacement downlights costing barely more than the price of a traditional globe.

How many downlights do I need per room?

For standard 2.4m ceilings 1 downlight per 3m² should cover the room with enough height. It should be noted though, brightness requirements can vary according to room type – bathrooms and kitchen for example need more light than bedrooms.

Is warm white or cool white better for


Cool white is more commonly used within bathrooms as it produces a more natural light.

What size LED downlights do I need?

The most common size downlights is 90mm and has many benefits. This will depend however, on whether you are replacing existing downlights in existing holes or starting afresh.

Do LED lights get hot enough to start a fire?

Yes, we would highly recommend any downlights used in a ceiling hold an IC-4 rating. Any downlights not holding this rating should certainly not be near or touching your roof insulation.

How close can an LED Downlight be to a joist?

This depends on the specifications of your downlight, as a general rule however downlights should not be abutting ceiling joist. Downlights with IC-4 have more tolerance in this regard.

Can downlights cause fires?

Yes, there are many scenarios with downlights can start a fire. To minimise this risk we highly recommend the selection of IC-4 rated downlights. We specify such downlights on all jobs.

Why Eastern Melbourne Electricians?

Eastern Melbourne Electricians are your local team of Downlight experts. We’ve installed thousands of these little guys are are ready to assist and advise with whatever your job requires. Within this website you’ll find a cascade of reasons why we believe Eastern Melbourne Electricians is the right choice for your downlight job. But perhaps none are better than the reviews of our previous customers.

We aim to be a better type of tradesman and exceed customers expectations as often as possible. Our friendly team take pride in providing high quality work, and honest service on every job. We’ve also adopted a platform that enables us to communicate quickly and clearly. You’ll receive SMS confirmation when your job is booked, an SMS reminder the day prior, and an SMS notification when your Eastern Melbourne Electrician is dispatched on the day of your appointment. Following completion of your job your invoice and Certificate of Electrical Safety (CES) are issued on the spot via email. And yes, we do of course accept credit cards payments.

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We hope you have found this article informative. For any further questions on home safety Eastern Melbourne Electricians are always available on 1800 851 129. We’re happy to simply assess your current safety, make immediate changes, or work with you to develop a plan of action.
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