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Soffit and Eaves Lighting

Soffit lighting is a great way to illuminate the outside of your project discreetly and the reflected light is good enough to provide low glare general lighting. Some questions we are often asked

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

I am worried about the heat from the light so should I use a fire hood above the soffit downlight?
No, fire hoods and fire rated lights are designed to protect in the event of a fire. They do not protect anything from heat, in fact heat can damage fire rated lights and shorten lamp life.

Everything is plastic, soffit eaves etc. 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.

Fixed Low Profile Advanced LED Fire Rated Downlight IP65 RatedFixed Low Profile Advanced LED Fire Rated Downlight IP65 Rated

Fixed Low Profile Advanced LED Fire Rated Downlight IP65 Rated

7 Products
£34.89
Warm or cool white LEDS with a Choice of Coloured Bezels
Recessed LED Soffit Light in Aluminium - IP44Recessed LED Soffit Light in Aluminium - IP44

Recessed LED Soffit Light in Aluminium - IP44

 
£60.00
Bright Energy Efficient Lighting
IP65 Soffit Downlight Kit in White

IP65 Soffit Downlight Kit in White

 
£9.90
Full Installation Kit with Lamp and Transformer
Chrome IP65 Frosted Glass Downlight - 12v

Chrome IP65 Frosted Glass Downlight - 12v

 
£29.00
Great for Bathrooms and Soffit Lighting
Splashproof Box Light for Wall or Ceiling IP44Splashproof Box Light for Wall or Ceiling IP44

Splashproof Box Light for Wall or Ceiling IP44

 
£74.70
Energy Saving Multipurpose Light
IP65 Square Frosted Glass Downlight - 12vIP65 Square Frosted Glass Downlight - 12v

IP65 Square Frosted Glass Downlight - 12v

4 Products
£3.79
Great for Bathrooms and Soffit Lighting
Mains Tilt Downlight - Galvanised SteelMains Tilt Downlight - Galvanised Steel

Mains Tilt Downlight - Galvanised Steel

 
£25.12
Ideal for use with LED GU10 Lamps
Silver IP65 Round Frosted Glass Downlight - 12v

Silver IP65 Round Frosted Glass Downlight - 12v

 
£27.34
Great for Bathrooms and Soffit Lighting
White IP65 Frosted Glass Downlight - 12v

White IP65 Frosted Glass Downlight - 12v

 
£27.34
Great for Bathrooms or Soffit Lighting
Low Profile LED Fire, IP65 & IC Rated Downlight

Low Profile LED Fire, IP65 & IC Rated Downlight

6 Products
£27.70
Warm or Cool White LEDs - Choice of Bezel Colours

Eaves and Soffit lighting

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.

When lighting is fixed into the soffit boards great lighting effects can be created that wash the walls with light. Narrow beam lamps and coloured lamps can also be used to make more of a decorative effect if desired.

Some soffit recessed lighting can be relamped from above and below to make maintenance easier. Wiring regulations would suggest that a 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.