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Types of spot lights that take regular bc or bayonet fittings

Posted by Helen Jordan, on
I want to fit either spotlights or tracking lights that will take daylight bulbs. It seems that most only take halogen, so I need BC or Bayonet fittings. I also need advice about where to position the lamps because this is to use in a hobby room which needs to be well lit without working in your own shadow.
Darryl Hoey

Darryl Hoey

Hi Helen. I have another suggestion to add to all the other good responses you have so far received. Down lights are probably the way ahead, because you can get them and many sizes to suit your needs. The lamp selection is also very diverse and I am sure you will find something to suit you Hobby room. I can only add one more thing to the responses, which is angled down lights. With these, although flush to the ceiling, you can angle the light beam to your desired spot.
Mark Houldsworth

Mark Houldsworth

Is there a reason you dont want to use Halogen or LED lihts ? As you have found most fittings are now geared towards Halogen or LED fittings. There can be quite a difference in quality in LED bulb output.
Clive McCoy

Clive McCoy

Daylight bulbs are available with most types of fittings including BC although there is probably a wider selection of daylight bulbs with GU10 fittings. To best recommend the positioning then I would suggest to contact an electrician would need to understand exactly what was involved in your hobby and how to reduce any shadows that would be troublesome without having an unnecessary number of fittings. The electrician would also be able to advise on the best selection of spot or track lighting to suit your needs.
Stuart Geddes

Stuart Geddes

Hi Helen If it is a hobby room and you are not to concerned about the look and more on the level of light, you could have a florescent light (twin tube) depending on the size of the room, with colour 865 tubes, that would give you artificial daylight, very bright. Hope that Helps Stuart.
Matthew Colak

Matthew Colak

Hi Helen, If you go the tlc-direct website you can find directional spotlights in chrome brass and standard white which use everyday standard ES (screw fittings), admittedly this isn't your exact requirements as you stated BC however the bulbs are stocked as commonly as BC. If you choose the directional downlights then the light will come from above and therefore your shadow is less likely to become a factor. especially if you ensure that the light fittings have a decent overlap. The codes for the specific fittings you would be looking for are: QM EB63W, QM EB63B or QM EV63C I hope this helps you out. Kind regards, Matt
john booth

john booth

Sorry but im affraid you might be struggling there. Have never come across a bayonet fitting spot, all es screw fitting
Bryan Winn

Bryan Winn

Hi Helen,most spotlight fittings require either screw in type or GU 10 type lamps,if for example its was for sewing and you want a bright light try 50 watt lamps,you could also use led lamps ask for cool white 4 amp,these are bright,more expensive to buy but last longer.
charles wisdom

charles wisdom

Hi Helen I install these lighting arrangements all the time and completed one of these installations just today. A good quality day light bulb fluorescent is fine as well as recessed spotlights whether LED or fluorescent bulbs. Please remember your electrician should part p & 17th edition certified and registered with a governing body such as NICEIC, ELECSA or NAPPIT. And don't forget to ask for an installation certificate, any reputable 'spark' could provide you with one of these.
Jamie Handley

Jamie Handley

I would advise against track/spotlight lighting if you need the room well lit as spotlights do what they say on the tin. Try a good spread of recessed spotlights with lamps that have a good beam angle. I recommend using Aurora compact fluorescent down lights with a cool white lamp. Let me know what you think. I can provide pictures from past jobs. Aurora DLM 801 with SGU10 Lamps

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