I recently fitted some Iguzzini recessed downlighters in my first floor
Having had problems with wasps in the loft above, I wondered whether there
were any proprietary covers for the above-ceiling portion of the light.
I would expect a fine gauze type cover would do the trick. Allow heat to
escape, but prevent insulation or creepy crawlies getting to the back of the
Anyone bought or made something suitable?
You can get some sort of fire-proof cone that goes behind them - they`ve
been mentioned several times recently if you do a quick google, these
might do what you want as well as improving the safety :-}
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Call me a bodger if you like, but I've used some very cheap end-of-line at
B&Q earthenware flower pots (suitably drilled for ventilation) for this.
They're fixed to the plasterboard with a bit of "No Nails" and the loft
boarding has carefully measured circular cutouts to give a small cleaance
round them. They only stick up a bit - a little wooden frame round about is
screwed to the boards to keep stuff being stored there a safe distance away.
Does the job and FAR cheaper than those special ones that have been
mentioned a few times.
I know www.ironmongerydirect.com do them; fairly expensive though.
They are intended for fire safety purposes - they are intumescent,
which means that in the event of a fire they expand (bit like that 'no
more gaps' foam stuff) to fill the hole made by the downlighter to
inhibit the progress of the fire.
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