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Author Topic: Recomendations for adding electric lights behind stove  (Read 11279 times)
SimonM
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« on: October 24, 2011, 08:18:26 PM »

Hi I have a large fireplace and like the idea of adding lighting to the top of fireplace to illuminate the stove. Space to be used by light fitting would be the space between two(parallel) concrete lintels approx 2.5 inches in height. Any recommendations for something I could pickup from local wholesaler would be great.
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 11:38:53 AM »

i would guess you would need a oven light to survive the high temps
but i could be wrong as still waiting for my stove to arrive (mutter mutter useless stove shop near to where i live)

i can only see filament type bulbs lasting in the heat and high temp fittings
sauna lights might be ok but keep the wattage low.

David
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2011, 11:49:49 AM »

Everything will need to be heat resistant - wire and any clips as well.
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2011, 08:53:59 PM »

I have great difficulty in understanding why someone would want to waste electricity for such a purpose!!
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2011, 07:04:18 PM »

Hi thanks for your information sorry did not reply earlier. As for wasting elec ?? I personally think having diiferent light options within a room is fantastic and fun.
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2011, 09:52:02 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2011, 10:39:01 PM »

Simon, could you rig up something with fibre optics?

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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2011, 09:54:41 PM »

Hi Desp

Im not familiar with fibre optic lighting only on my old xmas tres haha, but shall investigate. I have LED downlights  in the  room and  was hoping to be able to use another LED above stove but I am not sure what temp light fittings will have to endure as stove has large back boiler and fittings will be just over 2 feet above stove. Thermal Store 320L ordered today I shall have to wait  until system is up and running.
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