We often wonder if all Electricians in Preston spend their time photographing bits of burnt plastic!
There’s no escaping the fact Currelec is seeing lots of poor connections and wiring problems on downlighters, resulting in failure, overheating and obvious danger.


We are running our own campaign of replacing old, inefficient downlighters with modern LED units, especially chosen for the customer’s desired location. This not only reduces the energy consumption by up to 90%, but it also reduces this risk of load-induced overheating and obviously the danger too. We only fit fire rated downlighters, which are also safer than the old type, together with the latest bright LEDs. We know times are hard, but this can be a real energy-saving measure which will pay for itself, for your home. It can really transform the look of your kitchen, too! So, maybe it really is time for a change?


Burnt Connector

Anyone smell burning?
Whilst working on a kitchen renovation, we discovered one of the downlighter transformers had been resting against the hot bulb and was quietly burning away in the ceiling cavity!
This isn’t as uncommon as you may think. The Electrician needs to ensure these are placed well away from hot surfaces. If in doubt, get ’em checked!

Burned Downlighter Transformer

We’ve been installing a lot of these for Currelec customers recently. They are a direct replacement LED downlight bulb, which uses about 10% of the electricity of the existing bulb, but with the same brightness and colour of light! These are not the cheap, dim, cold white bulbs (which sometimes flicker) on sale in discount shops. They last for 30,000+ hours and we can fit them without any mess or upheaval!

LED Downlighter