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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:02 am 
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Good day all!, just a quick question. I've got these downlighters throughout upstairs and was wondering can i lay insulation over them or am I going to need a cap? I've looked on several websites for the relevant information but to no avail.
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Cover them with terracotta flower pots and insulate leaving the holes at the flower pot bases clear to let any heat escape

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NO! don't do that.
The link for the lights is on the banned list, could you link to a similar light?

You must never put flower pots over down lights as the hole in the bottom (now the top) can concentrate the heat, also the weight of a lot of terracotta flowerpots in a ceiling is not good.

The upturned pot can also cause the lamp to fail early as it traps the heat, like wise lofty insulation can do the same.
<ost downlights will come with a note saying if they can or can not be covered by insulation, if they can't leave a space round them, DON'T use a pot.

If they are above a garage and below a bedroom they MUST have a fire hood or be fire rated. If neither apply use what ever you like, but still no flower pot.

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Is what you want, the insulation can go over the top

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