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Aico Insulation Coverable Loft Covers for Downlights

Aico Insulation Coverable Loft Covers for Downlights

Product-code: ALC27*

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Loft caps not only provide fire protection but also allow thermal insulation to be laid over the downlight. No longer do you have to cut around ... more info

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Loft caps allow you to lay thermal insulation over your downlights allowing you to trap the heat inside the room. Before loft caps existed people used to cut around the insulation which defeats the point of having it. Thermal insulation is a requirement of Part L of the Building Regulations which relates to energy efficiency.

Loft caps can be used with either fire rated or non fire rated downlights as they not only allow act as a barrier for the insulation to sit on but they also provide 60 minute fire protection which is adequate for homes. It is estimated that you can save around £5 per year, per loft cap as they prevent warm air from escaping the room. Around twenty cubic metres of air can pass through a downlight hole per hour, a downlighter hole acts like a chimney and sucks out the warm air from the room into the cold loft space above.

They carry the F Capped Approval which means they can be used as a barrier between the downlight and the insulation. Using other apparatus like plant pots or paper maches etc might appear to do the same job but they're not designed to and are not air tight. Using anything that is not fully approved and could create a potential fire hazard.


  • Provides a fire rating for downlights. Tested for 60 minute ceilings.
  • The energy saved in heating is estimated at £5.00 per year per loft cap.
  • Approved to Building Regulations Part L (energy efficiency) and Part B (fire safety.
  • Easy to install, no screws or drilling required. Just a bit of silicone.
  • Suitable for use with both fire rated and non fire rated downlights.
  • F Capped (different but similar to F Marked).
  • The F Capped Approval is an Internationally recognised standard and is also known as British Standards BSEN60598.1 and BSEN60598.2.2.
  • Loft caps can be used with almost any type of downlight (maximum 50 watt).
  • Product codes:
    ALC274 - 274mm x 162mm
  • Manufacturer: Aico
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I wanted these fire proof loft caps to cover ceiling speakers. I had to cut them doen to fit fron underneath, and fix them together with fire proof mastic, but it overcame the problem of breaking the 30 minute fire rating and a low cot comparitively

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Would recommend this product to all who require Downlighter protection

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this is a good cover to enable loft insulation to cover all areas

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Confirmation of suitable adhesives would be useful. Simple to fit provided wires from transformer to lamp are long enough

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  • Lower diameter 274mm
  • Upper diameter: 224mm
  • External height 162mm
  • Internal height 150mm
  • Wall thickness 10mm

ALC275 - Discontinued

  • Internal height: 140mm
  • Internal diameter: 200mm
  • External height: 150mm
  • External diameter at base (length): 260mm
  • External diameter at base (width): 230mm
  • External diameter at top: 80mm
  • Wall thickness: 10mm

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