I've installed a nummber of 50W downlighters in my plasterboard ceiling,
nut they keep popping out. I drilled holes of the exact size specified
in the instructions with no problem. What I don't understand is how the
spring clips are supposed to work - given that they are mounted at a
greater distance from the downlighter front flange than the thickness of
the plasterboard (13mm). They just sit there in mid-air when viwed from
above the ceiling (I can see their reverse sides from the loft).
I've made sure they are attached per instructions aand not upside down
but it just doesn't seem to make sense.
Can anyone help ?
On the spring clip is a long and a short part at right angles to each other.
Point the long part up when fitting the lamp so the short part sits under
the ceiling (between the ceiling and the fitting) when you push the fitting
into the ceiling you should feel some resistance as the spring pivots. The
long part then should be sitting on the top of the ceilng and the short part
will be sitting agains the edge of the plasterboard.under tension keeping
the fitting in place. Sounds more complicated than it actually is.
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