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Changing Halogen Bulb in Bathroom Downlight

Postby vAvAv00m » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:29 pm

Hiya,

We are fighting to change a downlight embedded in the ceiling of our bathroom.

Have researched extensively and advice is always that the lights clip the ceiling with two metal clips, but these have no clips visible and no amount of twisting or pulling will make them come down.

They are halogen which we want to replace with LED gu10 - a white ring, then bulb in a black tube.

See vid
https://filebin.net/7vckth99o4wb1azq
Please please help, thanks!
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Postby Mr White » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:41 pm

Nice video. (No, really it says a lot and is relatively clear)
There are clips holding in that light, the "end" of one can be seen beside the thumb of who ever was pulling down the light.

That said, I can only assume you do not know how the "clips" work.
They are sprung loaded, as the picture below shows.

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Imagine the light in the picture is in a ceiling but the ceiling is transparent. The clips are either side of the light fitting pressing down on the ceiling.

You gently pull the light fitting down and the spring loaded clips will be forced up allowing the fitting to come through the hole which it went.

When you install the light, you "bend" the clips up, and press the fitting through the hole. Once past the ceiling, the clips spring out and keep the fitting in place.
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