Installing spot lights in a cold-roof

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Hi,

I'm doing research for a loft conversion.

I'm still at the stage of getting quotes and clarifying the specification.

One of the issues I've come across is the use of spotlights in a cold-roof. We would like spotlights as they help maximise head room but the roof will likely be a cold-roof which to comply with regs will need a vapour barrier, insulation and a 50mm air space for ventilation.

How do people install spotlights with this kind of roof construction without getting issues with condensation?

Many thanks
 
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A spot light is used to light up a selected area. Be it a picture on the wall, or a work surface does not matter, it is not used for general lighting.

Lighting is a specialist subject, and I have made errors, we want to illuminate an area using the minimum of energy and in the main any MR16 or equivalent is unlikely to do this.

Area from which the light is emitted is important, which is why historically we used florescent tubes to light corridors, we did not need 5000 lumen from the 5 foot tube, likely 2200 would have been enough but we wanted the spread of light.

Today we have LED lamps which can spread the light over a large area, it really does not matter if a flexible strip or a florescent lamp replacement, we can spread the light output. The MR16 is more suited for a planetarium, and unless arrange as the great bear or similar is rather point less.
 
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Hi,

I'm doing research for a loft conversion.

I'm still at the stage of getting quotes and clarifying the specification.

One of the issues I've come across is the use of spotlights in a cold-roof. We would like spotlights as they help maximise head room but the roof will likely be a cold-roof which to comply with regs will need a vapour barrier, insulation and a 50mm air space for ventilation.

How do people install spotlights with this kind of roof construction without getting issues with condensation?

Many thanks

ultra slim led downlighters are now available

https://www.downlights.co.uk/lux-ul...c1fp6Bm5NwGp5O90R37IQaAnexEALw_wcB#additional


or consider use of led lighting strip -you can get special cornice that it fits in and use the led as an uplighter to reflect on a white ceiling
 

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