i-Star Ceiling Bluetooth Speakers Complete Kit – Easy To Install Ceiling Speakers Fit in Existing Downlight Cut-Out Easy To Pair Bluetooth Works With Echo Dot, Stopped working

Bit tinny if you turn them up very loud but great for music in the background of my kitchen.

Was not sure whether these would be any good after reading the various reviews on amazon and screwfix about them, cheapest price on here by the way. As it turns out i am very impressed with these. I bought them for the bathroom ceiling so family could listen to tunes while showering etc, my bathroom is only about 3m x 3m so 2 speakers is ample in my opinion. I wired bluetooth module into an exiting downlight junction box so bluetooth comes on when lights are switched on and extraction unit above shower also comes on this way. Its was simple to install just mark up where you want them and drill out 2 x 74mm holes according to install instructions, the closest i had in my holesaw set was 73mm which was perfect, feed crimped speaker cables to holes plug in to terminals of speakers, push spring loaded speakers in to holes, wire bluetooth module to lighting circuit just the 2 cables live & neutral, tuck everything away in ceiling space turn breaker back on at mains , job done,tips -i test fitted one speaker after drilling out a 73mm hole bent up springs which are strong and pushed in to hole, what a pain to get back out as springs as so strong and in hindsight 74mm hole saw might have made easier to pull back out. Some of reviews say cant connect to amazon products, i have an amazon echo, not the dot which it says is compatible with and when trying to connect with the bluetooth module it couldn’t find it, echo is through on kitchen worktop so unplugged and plugged into a socket closer to bathroom and echo saw istar connection so if it cant find initially move closer and it will and once that’s done no need to do it again, no problems with mobiles connecting. This module does not require a password for bluetooth connection so possibilities connection wise endless. Paired up with my samsung s7 first and played some tunes from youtube, for small speakers sound is pretty good, after connecting with echo sound is better. So if looking for sounds while bathing or showering etc i would personally recommend them.

Great sound installed in kitchen.

Key specs for i-Star Ceiling Bluetooth Speakers Complete Kit – Easy To Install Ceiling Speakers Fit in Existing Downlight Cut-Out Easy To Pair Bluetooth Works With Echo Dot:

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  • UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY: Play your favourite music from your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device in your kitchen, bedrooms and bathroom with simple and easy pairing
  • EASY INSTALLATION: Simple to install, the compact design requires a 74mm diameter cutout, the same as standard down lights. Comes with an easy to follow user guide
  • DISCREET FINISH: Built in tensioned springs similar to those in ceiling downlights and a low profile grille allowing a simple discrete fitting almost flush with the ceiling
  • FITS EXISTING LIGHT CIRCUIT: The pre-wired compact Bluetooth module is fitted in the ceiling space and can be connected to your existing lighting circuit
  • ECHO DOT COMPATIBLE: Can be easily paired with Amazon echo dot for playback in the kitchen or bathroom

Comments from buyers

“Good Speakers Considering The Price
, One of my better buys
, Five Stars

Had a whole new kitchen refit, the speakers have been installed in the kitchen ceiling. By far the best thing yet the cheapest.

These were purchased to use in my bathroom where i installed them in my ceiling along with an amazon echo dot recessed into my wall to allow me to control music by voice when using the bathroom (laying in the bath). This is a great little project that i am very happy with. Probably using this in a high humidity environment is not recommended but as have a fairly powerful extract fan in my bathroom i didn’t see any issue with doing this. In a bathroom the acoustics is actually very poor so spending a lot of money on speakers would have been a waste. These speakers work very well in this application as with the volume relatively low, the sound is quite good. Turning them up above a level that would be comfortable in a small bathroom and the sound does degrade but this is not a problem for me. I simply would never want to turn them up this high. If you are familiar with an amazon echo dot, i typically use these speakers on volume level 2 (pleasant) to 4 (quite loud) in my bathroom and they sound great. So, i think you have to look very carefully at where you would want to install these before making a decision, of course such small speaker are not going to pump out house shaking base.

Am really pleased with these little powerful speakers, if installed correctly with a well designed ceiling the sound can be greatly improved. To be able to pair to different devices you will need to make sure they are powered by a switch as the turning off and on function is what sends it in to pairing mode. Would definitely recommend as easy to install into a new roof on my conservatory.

In all honesty, i was a bit worried about these speakers but, found to be an excellent bit of kit, easy to install with good volume and quality. I am going to get another set for the bathroom .

Excellent volume from small ceiling speakers mounted in bathroombluetooth connection easy to set up.

Not as good as had hoped and not cheap, easy to install but a little on the tiny side, wifi can be intermitent even with super fast braodband.

Excellent product that was delivered quick, well packaged and was easy to install. Simply cut two 74mm circular holes in the ceiling (mcd electrical can supply a suitable hole saw) then pop in the pre-wired speakers. The only electrical connection required is from the bluetooth module to the local lighting circuit (change existing single one gang switch to a two gang). Connect your bluetooth phone or tablet and away you go. Sound quality is fantastic at a superb price. Going to order another set for my son’s bedroom.

If you get these for around 80 pounds then they are good value. I have seen them for sale at a much higher price and the sound quality is very basic, but just about ok in a bathroom. Work when downlights are switched on via bluetooth. Would have been very disappointed had i paid more.

Stopped working, will not connect.

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i-Star Ceiling Bluetooth Speakers Complete Kit - Easy To Install Ceiling Speakers Fit in Existing Downlight Cut-Out Easy To Pair Bluetooth Works With Echo Dot
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5.0 of 5 stars, based on 19 reviews

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  1. Originally the bluetooth connection just doesn’t connect and 7 months later it cannot be discovered by any device so it’s finally broken.
    • Originally the bluetooth connection just doesn’t connect and 7 months later it cannot be discovered by any device so it’s finally broken.
  2. Stopped working after a month and a half of light bathroom use.
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    Stopped working after a month and a half of light bathroom use.

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