Is it Okay to Re-Cover Ceiling Lights With Loft Insulation?


Postby Fleagle » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:23 pm

Had a new upstairs bathroom fitted with new LED ceiling lights and a ceiling
extratctor fan. When I went up into my loft space I noticed that the contractors had moved the loft insulation aside whilst fitting said services. Leaving the main body of the LED light uncovered/exposed with surrounding patches of ceiling plasterboard showing. Is it alright for me to put the loft insulation back in place over the lights or could this cause a fire risk. Should I use loose fill insulation of some type and just fill in the voids, butting up against the plastic body of the light?
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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:28 pm

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I would keep the lights free of any thermal insulation
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Postby Fleagle » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:24 pm

Thanks for that Blakey1963, I wasn't sure whether the contractors had left the void around the body of the lamps on purpose or had forgotten to replace the insulation after the installation? I didn't think LED lights produced any heat?
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