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Loft Insulation and Halogen Lights

Postby ppj50 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:31 pm

I am about to complete a project left unfinished by Bob the Building Bodger, who left my insulation in the ceiling void in a mess.

There are a lot of halogen lights in the ceiling and I can remember once seeing these should have a 'cage' around them in the ceiling void to keep the insulation away from the heat of the lamp fitting in the ceiling space. I can't find anywhere selling these 'cages'.

Any tips on whether these are needed with modern fittings which seem to run cooler, and/or any suppliers out there?

Thanks - PJ
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:30 pm

Depends on which halogen lights they are and the rating of the lamps fitted in them. Generally leave insulation 50mm clear all round the fitting.
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