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how to fit a ceiling light.

Posted by [email protected] on March 4, 2016 at 12:55 AM

As you'll need to cut holes in your ceiling to fit recessed spotlights, always lift the floorboards in the room above to make sure there are no joists or obstructions where you want to fit them. If you have a few fittings to install, it's worth thinking about putting up a work platform - it'll make your job easier, quicker and safer.


Step 1


Most recessed spotlights come with a template for marking the fixing hole. But if yours don't, use a pair of compasses to draw a circle in pencil on the ceiling. After checking for pipes or cables with a detector, drill a small hole through - just inside the circle.


Step 2


Go back up and double-check all is clear from above. Then from below insert the blade of a padsaw or plasterboard saw and cut around the marked circle. Make sure you're wearing safety goggles and a mask when you do this. After you've removed the disc of plasterboard from the ceiling, you should find that your lights slot into place on spring clips that grip the plasterboard around them.

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