What is Loft Lid?
The Loft Lid is a simple solution for the safe installation of downlights in a loft space.
The Loft Lid creates a protective barrier or cover over downlights ensuring loft insulation does not directly contact the light fitting and that there is sufficient ventilation around the light for heat dissipation.
The Loft Lid also eliminates heat loss and air leakage into the loft space and allows for a continuous layer of insulation to be laid over the top of the lid to comply with current building regulations.
The unique shape enables the product to be easily installed even when downlights are located close to roof joists or trusses and provides sufficient volume for all major brands of downlighters up to a maximum power rating of 50W*.
The Loft Lid also creates an effective dust, acoustic and pest/insect seal and is extremely easy to install. Better still it is designed and manufactured in the UK, made from fire retardant material and has been tested and approved to British Standards by the UK Lighting Industry Association.
* Please note that Dichroic bulbs are NOT suitable for use in a loft. Click here for more information. Please check the lamp manufacturers installation instructions to ensure the Loft Lid is suitable.
Creates a safe, airtight cover over downlights in a loft
Reduces heat loss and drafts through ceiling
Reduces the risk of downlights overheating
Complies with current building regulations and tested to all relevant British Standards
Loft Lid Technical Specifications
Manufactured in the UK from fire retardant material
Tested and Approved to:
BS EN 60695-2-11
BS EN 60695 -11-5
BS EN 60598-1 (Clause 12.4)
*Tested with a 50W downlight
Suitable for all downlights with a max power of 50W and with dimensions less than the above internal dimensions
Tested and approved for use in domestic lofts by the UK Lighting Industry Association
Loft Lid Fitting Instructions
1. Install downlight according
to manufacturers instructions
2. Apply continous layer of sealant to bottom lip
3. Press down Loft Lid to
secure in position
4. Lay insulation around and over Loft Lid
Fitting close to joists and trusses:
The Loft Lid has been designed to fit over downlights even when they are located close to joists and trusses. Simply orientate the lid into the best position and follow the fitting instructions above.
Along the joist
Along the joist
Perpendicular to the joist
Loft Lid Fitting Guide Movies
How to fit Loft Lid
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Useful Additional Information:
Safely Installing Downlighters (www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/)
Downlight Safety (www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/)
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