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Norman Smith



Hi Paul,thanks for your posting.

It seems to me there are three drivers to install IC-F rated fittings at the same time as ceiling insulation – reducing running cost, reduced heat loss in winter and in places such as Auckland reduced heat gain in summer. From a conversation with Auckland Council last month it is possible in the next year or so they will extend their “retrofit your home” targetted rate loan to include LEDs. This would overcome the capital cost barrier. Plenty of public discussion about this on EcoBob. e.g. http://www.ecobob.com/Forum/ForumPosts/7543/Re-LED-lighting–are-they-really-worth-it.aspx?ShowForumPostId=9490.

Cheers, Norman