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Can An Entire Building Be Lit By One Fitting?

Yes, it can.

That was easy. But honestly, it depends on two things -the application and the fitting itself. An IP65 Downlight like our Caxton Range suits most commercial applications, including offices, social housing, hotels, and schools.

We can help you achieve the correct light levels for the application, ensuring the proper brightness and light distribution. We’ll use an office building as an example:

Main Offices

A box standard, 4000K downlight will get the job done here. Not only can a Caxton do just that, available in 3″, 4″, 6″, 8″ sizes to accommodate existing cut-outs in a wall or ceiling, but the emergency versions will ensure compliance with current building regulations.


Bathrooms/Shower Rooms


The IP65 rated fascia ensures water and dust resistance, making it the optimal choice in bathrooms and shower rooms. Not only that, but the TP(a) rated diffuser means that in the event of the fire, the diffuser will self-extinguish, which helps to minimise the spread of the flame.



A typical downlight will be single colour 4000K, making it unappealing to use in relaxation areas. However, each Caxton model is tri-colour, letting electricians choose between 3000K, 4000K, or 5500K when installing the fitting. This function makes the downlight so versatile, a warmer 3000K light will be more appropriate for a canteen, whilst an office space would need something either 4000K or 5500K depending on user preference.


Meeting Rooms

During presentations, it’s better to have more control over your lighting. Dimmable Caxtons are available in 6″ and 8″ sizes, so end users can lower light levels when appropriate. Consider a Bluetooth upgrade, so you can connect to a wireless remote and use the scene function for theatre or speaker style events.

The Downside To Downlights

While you can technically use a Caxton fitting throughout an entire building, there are a few factors that may stop you. Quite simply, the rest of the product portfolio! The Caxton Downlight is incredibly versatile; we also have dedicated ranges of commercial lighting that are application-specific, from LED Panel Lights to Surface Linear fittings. Speak to a member of the team today on01223 581 505 to discuss your next project.

Caxton Downlights are available in 3″, 4″, 6″ and 8″ sizes. We’re here to help, proudly carrying all products in stock for Next Day Delivery. No order is too small; no minimum spend is required!


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