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Can you mount ceiling lights on the wall?

Most of our ceiling lights can be wall mounted. It is not recommended in the case of heavy layered-glass ceiling lights, such as Duplex. If a ceiling light is mounted on the wall, the lampholder must be positioned at the bottom of the product, so that heat generated rises away from the lampholder.

What is your returns policy?

If you are an end-user and you have received a faulty product, please contact your supplier who should arrange a replacement for you. If you are a direct Astro customer, please note that goods which are not faulty or defective can only be returned if ordered or delivered in error or if an authorised sample. Please notify us of your request within 10 working days of the delivery date. Once authorised and a returns number is issued, the goods must be returned within 10 working days or the returns number will become invalid (20 days for total process). Astro will confirm at issue of the returns number whether a 20% re-stocking fee will apply. Authorised returns will only be accepted in a clean re-saleable condition. This means that the item has not been used or damaged and is still in its original box with all contents included. There should be no additional labels or any writing on the product or the product box. To enable us to consider and process your return efficiently please complete the Astro Returns Form which can be requested from returns@astrolighting.com.

Please send authorised returns to: Astro Lighting Ltd, The Astro Building, Midas, River Way, Harlow, CM20 2GJ

Does Astro provide lighting scheme designs?

Lighting-scheme design is a very specialised service, and it is not something we are qualified to do. Please contact your retailer or contractor who may be able to recommend a scheme designer to you.

Which lights in your range can be dimmed?

If the light fitting has one of the following lampholders (GU10, G9, E27 and E14), and you are not using a fluorescent/compact fluorescent bulb, then it can be dimmed using a standard wall dimmer-switch. Some fluorescent/compact fluorescent bulbs (usually ones fitting an E14 or E27 lampholder) can be dimmed - check what it says on the bulb packaging.

Generally speaking, there is no problem dimming low-voltage lights, but check that the transformer you are using is suitable. The transformer that Astro supplies is suitable to be dimmed using an ordinary wall dimmer switch.

Do I need a fire-rated downlight?

In the UK, there are building standards that require either a fire-rated downlight to be used, or alternatively, you can fit an ordinary non fire-rated downlight, but used in conjunction with a proprietory fire-hood. Even though the standards do not require this in every instance, most electricians prefer to use one or other of these in all instances.

What about swimming pools?

Only some of our products are suitable for use in a chlorinated atmosphere. Please contact our technical department before using any product in these situations.

Can I use your lights in other countries apart from the UK?

All of our products are designed to run on standard European voltage of 230v. The main exceptions to 230v are in the American continent and Japan, where 110v is the norm. Whilst our mains-voltage lights will run on a 110v supply, there may be conflicts with the bulbs that are available locally. Our low-voltage, LED or low-energy lights will not work on a 110v supply.

What appliances can I plug into a shaver-socket?

The shaver sockets in our products are all separated from the mains by a safety isolating transformer. As a result, they are suitable only for electric shavers and toothbrushes, including re-chargeable versions of these. They are not suitable for higher power appliances, such as hair dryers.

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