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    • guy999
    • By guy999 23rd Nov 07, 9:36 PM
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    downlights and loft insulation
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    • 23rd Nov 07, 9:36 PM
    downlights and loft insulation 23rd Nov 07 at 9:36 PM
    Have downlights in my bathroom upstairs, leading into the loft.
    The loft seems to have lots of insulation, except where lights are have big gaps.
    However i understand that if cover them over they become a fire hazard, but must be losing lots of heat through them.
    Ive been told to put a big plant pot over them or buy a fire hood.
    Anyone have recommendations and where can i get these hoods from.

    Dont really want to change lights for retardent ones
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    • guy999
    • By guy999 23rd Nov 07, 9:46 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 07, 9:46 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 07, 9:46 PM
    Thanks for reply, dont mean to criticise but is this right?
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  • weekendwarrior
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    • 23rd Nov 07, 10:33 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 07, 10:33 PM
    Fire hoods are probably the best option.

    Here is how to fit them- Installing fire hoods

    and here is a cheap place for them- ebay fire hoods

    you will have to email the ebay guy and get a price for the amount you need, but he is much cheaper than screwfix etc.

    Fire hoods allow for heat dissipation and so tha lamps should not be damaged.
  • pug306d
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    • 13th Jul 08, 11:47 AM
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    • 13th Jul 08, 11:47 AM
    I'm trying to find out some info about the fire rated enclosed downlights and loft insulation - Is it safe to put the insulation by/around these?

    Thanks
  • evilgoose
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    • 13th Jul 08, 2:31 PM
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    • 13th Jul 08, 2:31 PM
    have a look here:-

    http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Fire_and_Smoke/Fire_Cover_Downlight/index.html
    • guy999
    • By guy999 13th Jul 08, 7:20 PM
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    • 13th Jul 08, 7:20 PM
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    • 13th Jul 08, 7:20 PM
    the 2nd reply used to say that as insulation was fire proof just cover over.
    Hence my 2nd reply

    However would disagree and as it has been deleted wouldnt do this
    A shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist.

    A young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent,
    the helpless, the powerless, in a world of criminals who operate above the law.
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