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Fixing LED panels

Postby Andyp » 03 Jan 2019, 20:53

For those of you with experience of them could they be hung from a single central point? Not sure how this would be achieved, nor how close they could get to the ceiling.

My underground garage has about 6” of polystyrene insulation ( I know the fire risk) under a concrete ceiling so using the existing fixngs for the fluorescent tubes would preferable.
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Re: Fixing LED panels

Postby Malc2098 » 03 Jan 2019, 22:18

Andy,

The ones I bought from Denman's had little loops screwed on to the frames.

I am lucky that I have an OSB ceiling, so I added keyring to the lips, and screwed cup hooks into the ceiling and they hang there about 2.5cm below the ceiling, so they have air all around them.

I have seen others that have no loops or fixings at all. If you could find some that are supplied with those loop fixings, I'm sure you could rig some wire from your original light fitting fixing points.
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Re: Fixing LED panels

Postby RogerS » 03 Jan 2019, 22:31

Andy, mine didn't have any fixings to speak of and so I simply rebated some timber, drilled some screw holes through it to the ceiling and the LED panel simply laid on the lips.

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Re: Fixing LED panels

Postby tabs » 04 Jan 2019, 15:06

How many of these 600x600 panels would provide adequate lighting for a 4mx3m workshop?
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Re: Fixing LED panels

Postby RogerS » 04 Jan 2019, 15:45

It's about 4.5m from that SCMS to the cupboards on the left. Three panels above. I'd go for two rows of three.

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Re: Fixing LED panels

Postby Malc2098 » 04 Jan 2019, 16:15

tabs wrote:How many of these 600x600 panels would provide adequate lighting for a 4mx3m workshop?



My OS dimensions are 5.5m x 3.5m.

I have a ridged roof/ceiling. I have 2 each side of the ridge over the central area. I am looking to add one at each end under the tie beams.

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Re: Fixing LED panels

Postby tabs » 04 Jan 2019, 17:20

I think maybe 2 down the centre then for me and on over my workbench. Do these just wire into a lighting circuit? Never installed any LED panels
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Re: Fixing LED panels

Postby RogerS » 04 Jan 2019, 18:00

tabs wrote:I think maybe 2 down the centre then for me and on over my workbench. Do these just wire into a lighting circuit? Never installed any LED panels


Yes...they each have a driver...those blocks screwed to the ceiling in Malcolm's photo
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Re: Fixing LED panels

Postby tabs » 12 Apr 2019, 14:11

So I take 1.5mm cable into a junction box that feeds the drivers then comes back out to suppley the next panel?

Using a junction box like this?:

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Re: Fixing LED panels

Postby Malc2098 » 12 Apr 2019, 14:37

Yes, I think my sparks insisted on a junction box something like that so all wires are crimped.
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