How am I going to install this downlight? Hi, today it’s all happening up here. Hello everyone and welcome to the HellermannTyton Academy, the workshop for true professionals. Today I’m going to talk to you about a situation that installers often encounter. How to install a downlight in a suspended ceiling whilst reinforcing the tile … … and providing sufficient air space between your insulation and the light. Till now you’ve probably used whatever was to hand, like a flower pot or some bits of wood. But that was before HellermannTyton developed the SpotClip-Plate solution. But what’s the point of a SpotClip-Plate? Is it for flipping pancakes? Playing darts? Or for use as a frisbee? Catch Juliette! No, it’s a plate, … thanks … made from polyamide 6.6 and designed to reinforce your ceiling tiles. Now I’ll show you how to install it. Let’s go! For this installation I’m going to need a SpotClip-Plate, … 4 PVC tubes that I’ll cut to size later, and 4 SpotClip-Caps. Now we’re going to cut the SpotClip-Plate to the dimension of our light. So as you can see, the SpotClip-Plate is pre-cut … … for the 16 most common diameters, ranging from 75 to 314 mm. So, just grab a hacksaw. And it’s easy to cut out. To save time, I cut out this one to the right size for my light earlier on, and it’s ready to be installed. Now we can cut a hole in the ceiling tile with the aid of our SpotClip-Plate. Put on your protective gloves … … position your SpotClip-Plate like this … … and use it as a stencil to cut your tile to the required diameter. Again, to save time, I’ve pre-cut a tile to the diameter of our light. Juliette, if you would be so kind … thanks. Now we’re ready for the installation. Don’t forget to cut your tubes to the right length. I’ve already prepared mine … Juliette … … then you attach them to the corners of the SpotClip-Plate … … and insert the SpotClip-Caps on the end of each tube. Now all we have to do is to place a layer of glass wool on top of the SpotClip-Caps. So that’s the theory. Now let’s put it into practice. I’m now in the suspended ceiling and can show you in detail the three possible applications for our SpotClip-Plate. First, the standard solution with the 4 tubes and 4 SpotClip-Caps … … so that they don’t poke through the glass wool and distribute the weight evenly. Then we have the plate-to-plate solution … … which reinforces the tile and ensures a maximum air gap. And finally, the combination with SpotClip-Kit … … which can be inserted from below after you have fitted your SpotClip Plate. If you liked this video, subscribe to our YouTube channel … … to discover more of our videos for true professionals. Right, I’m off. Now I know how to install my downlights. Juliette, I’m on my way! And what’s more, it’s really robust! Do you want to get on Juliette? Oh, it holds!