We're putting lighting into an existing loft conversion. The ceiling is pretty low so we had hoped to put in recessed spots. The rooms are not very big and won't need a huge amount of lighting. Without thinking about the consequences, we were in one of the sheds and decided to buy mains halogens (GU10s, I believe) - yes, I now know the folly.
To overcome some of the problems associated, we were thinking about replacing the bulbs with GU10 CFLs - less light shouldn't be a problem and we're hoping they'll be much better in terms of efficiency and the heat they throw into the loft proper. We've also looked at LEDs, but these don't seem to be as good a solution. We were planning on putting earthenware flowerpots, inverted, above the lights to keep the insulation above them away from the heat.
Normally we're quite good about keeping receipts, but the ones for the spots seem to have eluded us. Given that we are unlikely to be able to exchange them (although they are still in packaging) is there a better solution? Indeed, what would be the ideal solution?
Thanks - Adam