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  1. sparky_1989
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    Hi guys got a bit of a problem with a job involving LED recessed stair lights. It's a client who feeds me a lot of works own house and had a staircase fitted a few years ago complete with eyelens LEDs. The company that installed them went bust this year. The problem is 1 LED has decided to stop working and I can't get something that is similar in size to fit the hole which is a 35mm cut out with a depth of 5mm. I've installed only a few of these systems in the past but not had to replace any when they go out. I tried sourcing the Eyelens but it turns out they are from Holland and the only distributor in Scotland wants £1000 for a 6pack of lights which the client obviously wouldn't pay. All the other lights I've seen in the wholesalers have been either too deep or the hole is too small. Anyone came across something similar as I'm struggling for a solution and can't just tell the client it can't be done as he gives me about 1/4 of my annual work through his letting agency.

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  2. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    What is the full manufacturer name of these lights and is there a part number on the fitting?
     
  3. sparky_1989
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    I emailed the manufacturer who said to contact Kelvin lighting in Edinburgh. These are the guys who then quoted £1000...
     
  5. Wilko
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    Hi - 35mm cutout is not a problem, but 5mm deep? Oh dear.
     
  6. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    maybe they are string you a long for the stair case lights .:rolleyes:
     
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  7. SWD
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    When where they installed, do you know and don't be fobbed off by them as you don't have to use a UK supplier.
     
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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  9. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    correct that for you .:D
     
  10. DefyG
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    Look vaguely similar to some that were supplied by a kitchen company for plinth lights.
    They were thin, think about 8mm though from memory, but do remember being 35mm diameter.
    Try a kitchen supplier!
     
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  11. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    Have you been sniffing the adhesive for plastic conduit again in an unventilated room?

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  12. Shoei
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    Can the faulty unit be dismantled? Might be able to see and fix the fault, especially if it's just a dead LED.
     
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  13. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    I would go with SWD idea ,get them from Poland ,if the customer can afford them ,looking a the nice MDF stair case.
     
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  14. MFS Electrical
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    MFS Electrical Forum Mentor

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    Looks like veneered ply to me buzz :p
     
  15. SWD
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    Buzz is still in the un ventilated room which surprisingly has an internet connection.......
     
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