Halolite Downlight Insulation Guard 220mm
This is a good item, its a pity Screwfix do not stock the Hagar J501 downlight junction box to complement. Also, the edges are sharp, some sort of trim to cover the sharp edges would be a nice touch.
1 Jun 2015
insulation guard easy to use
This is a quick and simple way to keep the loft insulation off the down lights. Easy to assembel and install and does the job allowing insulation to be laid over the light fittings keeping the building regulations happy.
20 May 2015
New installations only!
This is a good bit of kit, comes flat packed and has locking clips which snap together so no tools needed. Fold it into the finished shape and drop it over the downlights. This is for use during new installations though and unless you have a floor up or the ceiling down there is no way you will fit this thing in place.
14 May 2015
Although my electrician does not think that these insulation guards are necessary with LED lamps, they do provide some additional security and allow loft insulation to run over the tops of the lamps. They seem disproportionately expensive for a simple sheet of bendable galvanised metal, but the Screwfix price is competitive.
Retrofitting some of them in a way which did not push the light fittings back through the ceiling was awkward, but could be achieved with a bit of patience.
These items do not weigh anything like the 700 kg suggested in the specification - the fabrication is very thin sheet metal.
26 Mar 2015