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Re: reflective mylar and fires ?

"J. Hammond" <geohammo at iinet_net.au> wrote:

>I am making a hood with 6 30W bulbs in it..
>Can relflective mylar cause fires ? Ive heard the term "thermal isolation"
>thrown around a few times.. anyone care to elaborate ? should I leave it
>just white ?

I wouldn't bother with the reflective surface, unless the bulbs are kept
well separated from each other (more than 2" or so) and well separated from
the reflector itself (more than 1" or so). Otherwise, white paint would
be as good or even better than any reflective surface.

- Ivo Busko
  Baltimore, MD