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Soffit and Eaves Lighting

You can illuminate and light up the exterior of your home effectively and on a budget with soffit lighting. Soffit lighting is a great way to illuminate the outside of your project discreetly and the direct and indirect light reflected off your brick or rendered walls is excellent at providing low-glare lighting to the areas surrounding your home.

So, if you want light washing down the exterior walls of your home you might want to do this with soffit lights, but what is a soffit? In the UK we call the exposed underside of a roof overhand as a soffit. Soffit boards are often closed with a thin board, traditional timber or plywood and more recently uPVC plastic. Cut a hole, pop in a recessed spotlight and you have an installation that is quicker and cheaper than installing lights in the ground lighting up.

If you have questions we have a handy Q&A at the bottom of this page

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Dimmable IP65 Fire-rated LED Downlight: Budget-Friendly GU10 AlternativeDimmable IP65 Fire-rated LED Downlight: Budget-Friendly GU10 Alternative

Dimmable IP65 Fire-rated LED Downlight: Budget-Friendly GU10 Alternative

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£14.40
CCT switchable white 3000/4000/5500°k. White Bezel Incl - Optional Bezels Available
LED Downlight Full IP65 Protection Above & Below Soffits - Corrosion-Resistant & CCTLED Downlight Full IP65 Protection Above & Below Soffits - Corrosion-Resistant & CCT

LED Downlight Full IP65 Protection Above & Below Soffits - Corrosion-Resistant & CCT

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£16.20
Dimmable Versatile CCT LED Downlight – Double Insulated & IP65 Rated for Outdoor Use
High Lumen Fixed Low Profile IP65 Advanced LED Fire Rated Downlight - Switched CCT High Lumen Fixed Low Profile IP65 Advanced LED Fire Rated Downlight - Switched CCT

High Lumen Fixed Low Profile IP65 Advanced LED Fire Rated Downlight - Switched CCT

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£31.65
Dimmable COB LED Recessed downlight - Soft, Warm, Neutral or Cool White at Flick of a Switch
Premium LED Exterior Soffit Downlight - Black or WhitePremium LED Exterior Soffit Downlight - Black or White

Premium LED Exterior Soffit Downlight - Black or White

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£48.00
High End Soffit Downlight for Small Spaces
Recessed LED Soffit Light in Anodised Aluminium - IP44Recessed LED Soffit Light in Anodised Aluminium - IP44

Recessed LED Soffit Light in Anodised Aluminium - IP44

 
£55.00
Bright Energy Efficient Lighting
Mains Recessed Modern LED Soffit LightMains Recessed Modern LED Soffit Light
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Mains Recessed Modern LED Soffit Light

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£85.00
Integrated LED - Black or White Finish
IP65 Soffit Downlight with LED Lamp - 3 FinishesIP65 Soffit Downlight with LED Lamp - 3 Finishes

IP65 Soffit Downlight with LED Lamp - 3 Finishes

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£20.30
Everything You Need for Easy Installation
Galvanised Soffit Downlight For LED Lamps - Adjustable WallwashingGalvanised Soffit Downlight For LED Lamps - Adjustable Wallwashing

Galvanised Soffit Downlight For LED Lamps - Adjustable Wallwashing

 
£27.95
15 Year Guarantee - Great for Fit & Forget Exterior Wallwashing
Splashproof Box Light for Wall or Ceiling IP44Splashproof Box Light for Wall or Ceiling IP44

Splashproof Box Light for Wall or Ceiling IP44

 
£68.26
Energy Saving Multipurpose Light
Low-Profile Fire-Rated Downlight for GU10 Bulbs with Depth of 70mmLow-Profile Fire-Rated Downlight for GU10 Bulbs with Depth of 70mm

Low-Profile Fire-Rated Downlight for GU10 Bulbs with Depth of 70mm

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£7.00
Choose from Fixed, Tilt or IP65 Rated Options for Added Flexibility
Mains IP65 Fire Rated Recessed Downlight - 4 FinishesMains IP65 Fire Rated Recessed Downlight - 4 Finishes

Mains IP65 Fire Rated Recessed Downlight - 4 Finishes

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£9.95
Chrome, Black or White - Fully Dimmable for GU10 Base Lamps
Shallow IP65 Fire Rated GU10 Downlight - Round or SquareShallow IP65 Fire Rated GU10 Downlight - Round or Square

Shallow IP65 Fire Rated GU10 Downlight - Round or Square

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£11.90
Black or White Matt Painted, Polished Chrome or Brushed Chrome Metal Finishes
Matt White LED Fire Rated Downlight - IP65 RatedMatt White LED Fire Rated Downlight - IP65 Rated

Matt White LED Fire Rated Downlight - IP65 Rated

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£17.97
Supplied with a Wide 60º Lens
IP65 Round Low Glare Recessed Downlight IP65 Round Low Glare Recessed Downlight

IP65 Round Low Glare Recessed Downlight

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£18.00
Suitable for Bathrooms White or Black Finish
Mains GU10 Downlight IP65 - White, Black or Brushed AluminiumMains GU10 Downlight IP65 - White, Black or Brushed Aluminium

Mains GU10 Downlight IP65 - White, Black or Brushed Aluminium

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£19.00
Ideal recessed spotlights for bathrooms, showers and steam rooms
Compact Fixed LED Downlight - 45mm Diameter with a PunchCompact Fixed LED Downlight - 45mm Diameter with a Punch

Compact Fixed LED Downlight - 45mm Diameter with a Punch

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£21.20
3 Watt & 240 Lumens - Ideal Replacement for MR11 Downlights
IP65 Mains GU10 Square Downlight for use Inside or OutIP65 Mains GU10 Square Downlight for use Inside or Out

IP65 Mains GU10 Square Downlight for use Inside or Out

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£22.80
Great for Bathrooms or as Soffit Lighting
Shallow CCT IC and Fire Rated IP65 DownlightShallow CCT IC and Fire Rated IP65 Downlight

Shallow CCT IC and Fire Rated IP65 Downlight

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£24.10
3000k, 4200k or 6000k
IP65 Recessed LED Smart Downlight - Programmable via Bluetooth AppIP65 Recessed LED Smart Downlight - Programmable via Bluetooth App

IP65 Recessed LED Smart Downlight - Programmable via Bluetooth App

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£27.45
Turn On/Off, Dim & Change Colour Temperature With App - No Bridge or WiFi Required
Round Exterior Downlight - Mains IP65 with Frosted Glass Round Exterior Downlight - Mains IP65 with Frosted Glass

Round Exterior Downlight - Mains IP65 with Frosted Glass

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£36.00
Great for Bathrooms and Soffit Lighting
IP65 Round Fire Rated LED Downlight - White or BlackIP65 Round Fire Rated LED Downlight - White or Black

IP65 Round Fire Rated LED Downlight - White or Black

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£36.00
Offered in 3000k or 4000k Colour Temperatures
Round Soffit Downlight for GU10 Mains Lamps - Adjustable LampholderRound Soffit Downlight for GU10 Mains Lamps - Adjustable Lampholder

Round Soffit Downlight for GU10 Mains Lamps - Adjustable Lampholder

 
£40.00
Works with Longer GU10 Lamps including Hue
LED RGB And CCT Twist Lock Downlight - IP65 RatedLED RGB And CCT Twist Lock Downlight - IP65 Rated

LED RGB And CCT Twist Lock Downlight - IP65 Rated

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£48.15
CCT - 2700k to 6500k and Dimmable
IP65 Adjustable LED White DownlightIP65 Adjustable LED White Downlight
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IP65 Adjustable LED White Downlight

 
£83.00
Dimmable, Suitable for Soffits and Bathrooms
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Eaves and Soffit lighting - Some questions we are often asked

Do recessed soffit lights need to be fire rated?
In the UK most constructions do not have a fire compartment. So, most of the time you do not need fire rated lights. You will need to use fire rated lights if you are cutting holes into a fire compartment.

I am worried about the heat from the light should I so use a fire rated downlight?
No, fire rated lights get just as hot and non fire rated fixtures. If you have concerns about heat, you will almost certainly want to use lights with LED lamps; these provide less heat and the lamps last longer too!

Everything on my home is plastic, soffit, eaves and cladding. Can I still use soffit lights?
All the fixtures here are 'F' marked meaning they can be used in normally flammable mounting surfaces like wood. Plastic can deform and discolour before it melts so you should consider using a LED fixture. This will also give you a long lamp life.

I am not sure if I have a soffit
Because of varying roof designs, not all properties have soffit boards. Soffit refers to the material forming a ceiling from the top of an exterior house wall to the outer edge of the roof or fascia board, i.e. bridging the gap between the external brick, block or cladding and the roofline. Soffit boards or planks are often fixed to the underside of the eaves.

What colour white should I pick?
When lighting is fixed into the soffit boards great lighting effects can be created that wash the walls with light. Grey and white render and paint look great with a neutral white lamp. Warm paint colours and brickwork is great with warm white light. If you are not sure you can always use a fixture that has CCT switching to let you decide once they are installed.
Coloured LED fixtures can also be used to make more of a decorative effect if desired so switch to red for Xmas or green for Halloween etc.

Maintenance. Easy of a pain?
Some soffit recessed lighting that use GU10 lamps can be relamped without removing the fixture from the soffit. Others might need to be removed to change the lamp which can be a pain. Long-life LED lamps are a boon in this scenario.

What IP rating should I use?
Wiring regulations would suggest that ingress protection of IP23 would be sufficient in this location but using a fitting with a higher IP figure can only ensure extra protection in exposed locations.