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Replacing Bathroom lights, but cut-out too big!

Postby cs94njw » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:37 pm

Hi All,

The 4 spotlights in my bathroom are rusting and failing, and not even correct for the bathroom zones (stupid previous owner :( ).

Existing light:

The cut-outs are quite large - about 90cm, and that's really hindering my choice of replacement lights.

I bought 4 white zone 1 rated lights (about 90cm width), and installed one. It fits well, but it's still not big enough to cover the existing cut out! :(

New white light:

Both for comparison:

Options seem to be:

1. Buy even larger lights.
2. Replaster bathroom ceiling.

Are there any other options?

I saw someone mention something about "inserts", but I've never seen any reference to this on the Internet, or shop websites.

Any help or advice is very much appreciated!

Many thanks,

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Simply Build It

Postby kbrownie » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:37 pm

Have you considered, fixing a platerboard cut of above the hole, this can be fitted using timber board adhesive or no nails. Then fill and plaster and recut hole?
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