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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:28 am 
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Folks I want to install a single downlighter in a small bathroom.
I was contemplating something like this:

http://www.screwfix.com/p/sensio-fixed- ... 240v/5052g

My worry is that the loft insulation is 12 ins of rockwool and this will cover the light fitting.
Is there a light fitting that is safe when covered with insulation?
Am I going to have to clear the insulation away from the area around the part of the fitting that protrudes into the loft?

At present I have a low voltage system that has a transformer built into the unit, and this sits belowe the ceiling, but when I replaced the downlighters installed by the previous owner, I found melted and fused insulation in the loft, due to the heat given off by the lights - I don't want to take any risks with anything that could cause a fire.

Any advice is very welcome.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:39 am 
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I'm not sure what type they are but the sparky that does our work uses down lighters that can be covered over by the insulation so you defo get them. He uses leds in them.


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Would a downlight loft cover do the job?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... er&_sop=15



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Thanks Fellas, I know that LEDs run cooler than the halogens that were in there, so I would think that LEDs plus the loft cover should do the job, I've not seen that loft cover before, so thanks for the web link..

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:28 pm 
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You need a "Hat" for the light Tyler Helleman make them I think is called a "Spot clip", plenty on Amazon about £10. Nos


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