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HomeBathroom LightingRecessed Bathroom Ceiling Lights

Recessed Bathroom Ceiling Lights

Downlights are just perfect for use in bathrooms. The crisp white light from intense light sources is reflected in the highly polished surfaces and just makes the whole bathroom light and bright.

If you are unsure whether to use low voltage or mains voltage lamps look at our guide at the bottom of the page or contact Lighting Styles technical team.
IP65 Rated Downlight Converter - Three finishes
IP65 Rated Downlight Converter - Three finishes
Covers holes from 70-140mm - 12v and Mains
From £30.74 inc VAT
Mains GU10 Shower Downlight
Mains GU10 Shower Downlight
Available in a Titanium or White finish
From £6.90 inc VAT
Two piece IP65 Mains Bathroom Downlight
Two piece IP65 Mains Bathroom Downlight
Available in Four Finishes
From £7.44 inc VAT
Tegular Design Plaster Recessed Downlight Square
Tegular Design Plaster Recessed Downlight Square
Can be painted to match your decor
From £33.02 inc VAT
Polished Aluminum Downlight- Saving you £7.00
Polished Aluminum Downlight
Mains, 12v and LED lamp options also available
RRP £14.80
From £7.80 inc VAT
LED Replacement for R63 & R80 Lights - 3 Finishes
LED Replacement for R63 & R80 Lights - 3 Finishes
Mains, dimmable, fire rated & suitable for bathrooms
From £50.07 inc VAT
Large Square Glass Shower Light
Large Square Glass Shower Light
Available in mains or 12v options
From £49.21 inc VAT
Large Round Glass Shower Light
Large Round Glass Shower Light
Available in mains or 12v options
From £49.21 inc VAT
Tiny Yet Bright LED Glass Light- Saving you £10.56
Tiny Yet Bright LED Glass Light
IP65 can be used in bathroom zones 1 & 2
RRP £63.38
From £52.82 inc VAT
Energy Saving IP64 Bathroom Light
Energy Saving IP64 Bathroom Light
Part L Compliant - 40 Lumens per watt
Our Price £32.90 inc VAT
Hot Tub and Sauna Safe Light
Hot Tub and Sauna Safe Light
IP68 Rated - Suitable for small pools, saunas, jacuzzi
Our Price £180.00 inc VAT
White IP65 Rated Fire Rated Downlight
White IP65 Rated Fire Rated Downlight
Fire rated to 30, 60 & 90 minutes and acoustically rated
Our Price £11.04 inc VAT
7w LED Fire Rated IP65 Downlight - 5 Finishes
7w LED Fire Rated IP65 Downlight - 5 Finishes
Includes dimmable LED power supply!
From £43.00 inc VAT
IP65 Rated LV Fixed Fire Rated Downlight- Saving you £6.60
IP65 Rated LV Fixed Fire Rated Downlight
Available in Satin Silver or White
RRP £12.60
Priced To Clear - just £6.00
Adjustable IP44 Bathroom Downlight
Adjustable IP44 Bathroom Downlight
Available in satin steel, white or chrome
From £10.56 inc VAT
High Quality Fire Rated Downlight- Saving you £4.82
High Quality Fire Rated Downlight
Low Voltage and available in White or Chrome
RRP £28.92
From £24.10 inc VAT
Modern Twin Fixed LED Downlight- Saving you £25.55
Modern Twin Fixed LED Downlight
IP65 - suitable for bathrooms
RRP £153.30
Our Price £127.75 inc VAT
Polished Chrome And Thick Glass Bathroom Downlight
Polished Chrome And Thick Glass Bathroom Downlight
Available in 12v, mains or fire rated options
From £46.24 inc VAT
Chrome And Glass Bathroom Downlight- Saving you £8.20
Chrome And Glass Bathroom Downlight
Suitable for bathroom zones 1, 2 and 3.
RRP £49.19
Our Price £40.99 inc VAT
Modern Glass Fixed 10w LED Downlight - Saving you £13.68
Modern Glass Fixed 10w LED Downlight
IP65 Suitable for Bathrooms
RRP £82.12
From £68.44 inc VAT
Fire Rated Shower Light - Insulation safe
Fire Rated Shower Light - Insulation safe
Bathroom downlight for installation in or under insulation
From £22.80 inc VAT
Clear Glass And Chrome Effect Downlight- Saving you £16.00
Clear Glass And Chrome Effect Downlight
LV Requires Transformer
RRP £36.00
Our Price £20.00 inc VAT
Soda Glass IP65 Downlight - Square
Soda Glass IP65 Downlight - Square
12v, mains and fire rated versions
From £49.21 inc VAT
Mains Fire Rated Shower Downlight- Saving you £2.52
Mains Fire Rated Shower Downlight
Available in white and chrome
RRP £15.11
From £12.59 inc VAT
IP65 Showerlight: Offered in Three Finishes
IP65 Showerlight: Offered in Three Finishes
For 12v lamps
From £7.75 inc VAT
Tegular Design Plaster Recessed Downlight Round
Tegular Design Plaster Recessed Downlight Round
IP65 12v - Requires Transformer
Our Price £33.02 inc VAT
Small Recessed Bathroom Light - 3 finishes
Small Recessed Bathroom Light - 3 finishes
Smaller downlight for discrete lighting
From £7.10 inc VAT
Soda Glass IP65 Downlight
Soda Glass IP65 Downlight
12v, mains and fire rated versions available
From £49.21 inc VAT
White IP65 Frosted Glass Downlight - 12v- Saving you £5.44
White IP65 Frosted Glass Downlight - 12v
Great for bathrooms and soffit lighting
RRP £29.90
Our Price £24.46 inc VAT
Chrome IP65 Frosted Glass Downlight - 12v- Saving you £5.44
Chrome IP65 Frosted Glass Downlight - 12v
Great for bathrooms and soffit lighting
RRP £29.90
Our Price £24.46 inc VAT
Round Chunky Glass IP65 Rated
Round Chunky Glass IP65 Rated
3 Options: 12v, mains or fire rated
From £46.24 inc VAT
Hydro 12v Showerproof Downlight - Pyramid- Saving you £17.58
Hydro 12v Showerproof Downlight - Pyramid
A substantial sized bathroom downlight
RRP £49.58
Our Price £32.00 inc VAT
Round Glass IP65 Shower Downlight
Round Glass IP65 Shower Downlight
available in mains or 12v
From £35.34 inc VAT
Two piece IP65 12v Bathroom Downlight
Two piece IP65 12v Bathroom Downlight
Available in Four Finishes
From £7.44 inc VAT
Silver IP65  Frosted Glass Downlight - 12v- Saving you £5.44
Silver IP65 Frosted Glass Downlight - 12v
Great for bathrooms and soffit lighting
RRP £29.90
Our Price £24.46 inc VAT
Shower Downlight - Mini-Piston- Saving you £4.66
Shower Downlight - Mini-Piston
** ONLY 1 REMAINING ** IP65 protection
RRP £17.10
Our Price £12.44 inc VAT
Shower and Bath Downlight - Only 2 Remaining
Shower and Bath Downlight - Only 2 Remaining
IP65 Rating - Jet proof
Our Price £15.00 inc VAT
Stepped Shower Downlight
Stepped Shower Downlight
** Only one remaining **
Our Price £12.00 inc VAT
 
Currently low voltage lighting particularly the 52mm dichroic lamp is experiencing a recovery from the drop off in business caused by the emergence of its 240v counterpart (often called GU10 after its lampholder design).


The difference between the 12v dichroic lamp and the mains GU10 lamp are:


Heat

The dichroic lamp is so called because of the dichroic filter applied to the back of the glass. This filter allows 60% of the heat and part of the red part of the spectrum to pass through the filter.

The GU10 mains lamp normally has a polished silver reflector so all the heat and all the light goes forward. This can be a problem in low ceiling areas as the lighting heats the room and heat the head.

Beam angles

By changing the shape of the reflector, and moving the position of the filament beam angles from 60 to 600 are available with low voltage lamps. The GU10 filament is 20 times longer than the low voltage filament so the capsule is bigger in size and this means there are no options for beam angles with GU10 lamps they are all around 380.

Lamp life

In a halogen lamp tungsten evaporates from the filament and becomes airborne. In a traditional mains lamp this appears as a blackening in the lamp. With halogen lamps (both mains and low voltage) this is collected by the halogen gas and deposited back on the filament. However with a mains lamp the filament is 20 times longer and often double wound so the tungsten can be deposited in a random fashion whereas the tungsten is deposited back onto the smaller filament more evenly. This means longer lamp life.

Colour

Closely related to the above lamp life is lamp colour. To make a tungsten filament burn with a brighter white the capsule is pressurised. This pressure is often lower in GU10 lamps to reduce the amount of tungsten that vaporizes from the filament. Some manufacturers also make the filament slighting longer to keep the temperature down which results in a warmer light closer to traditional incandescent.

Supply

Not really a feature of the lamp but this is a relevant section to highlight one major drawback with the GU10, PAR, and other mains tungsten lamps. Large mains filaments squashed into small lamps have a tendency to short circuit when the “blows”. In homes with modern wiring this often leads to the MCB being tripped. In older homes this often blows a fuse at the fuse board. This is more of an issue if the home is plunged into darkness and you cannot find the fuseboard.

Low voltage lamps are not wired directly to the mains. When a low voltage lamp fails it is extremely rare for the MCB or fused to blow as the lamp is supplied by the secondary feed from a transformer.

The history of low voltage lighting

Low voltage lighting started its life in the automotive industry out of necessity. Candles and carriage lamps were no longer practical as technology advanced and a new source of light was required to illuminate the path of the horseless carriage. As vehicles use DC batteries and an alternator to provide electricity to the assorted circuits the lighting would need to operate on a supply voltage between 9 and 13.5 Volts.

But being forced down the route of low voltage lighting had some merits in particular the length of the filament. Put simply the filament (the coiled wire within the lamp) in a 240v lamp is 20 times longer than a 12v filament providing the same wattage. This means low volt lamps can be smaller than mains lamps and provide the opportunity to have greater control of the light through optics. So, through reflector design and the use of lenses, light can be directed in a particular direction, with a selected beam (or cone) of light to provide a specific type of light.

So having conquered the automotive industry the next large scale use of low voltage lamps was traffic lights. The lamp used was a 24v capsule lamp built into a highly polished aluminium reflector with a pressed glass lens to the front. The irony of this is that many people who do not understand lighting complain that low voltage lighting is unreliable – a view obviously not shared by the Ministry of Transport who continue to use low voltage lamps to this day.

With widespread use of the low voltage lamps in the automotive industry it wasn’t too long before lighting designers became very interested in low voltage lamps as a way of creating light with a very precise beam for use in galleries. Around this time also a number of furniture designers became interested in using the PAR (polished aluminium reflector) lamps that was used in inexpensive stage lighting (more rock and roll than south bank!) within light fittings. Achille and Pier Giacomo built one such light back in 1962 and it is still for sale today by Flos.