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Often, tradesman shy away from carry out small jobs
They feel it's either not worth their time, or they don't enjoy doing it
Other times, they may take them on only if they are tasked with several other little jobs to make it 'worth their time'
At D.L.R Electrical, we couldn't have a more opposed mindset to the above
Regulation 132.16 of BS7671:2018-Requirements for electrical installations states: No addition or alteration, temporary or permanent, shall be made to an existing installation, unless it has been ascertained that the rating and the condition of any existing equipment, including that of the distributor, will be adequate for the altered circumstances. Furthermore, the earthing and bonding arrangements, if necessary for the protective measure applied for the safety of the addition or alteration, shall be adequate
Id like to pick out a part of this regulation
Recessed downlights are a great source of lighting output and look fantastic (although I personally wouldn’t have them in every single room in my house). If I had a pound for how many I have installed during my time as an electrician, I could probably buy a week’s holiday in Vegas!
In this blog, I am offering you some advice in what to look for when installing these in your property and some hints and tips about what products are currently out there on the market.
How many should I have?