Recessed halogen Lights cause fire

I got called to a house in Dalkey today as the MCB kept tripping out and they had no upstairs lights.

There were 12v Halogen lamps upstairs and the transformer had burnt through the cable feeding the lights.

Luckily the MCB had tripped out before a fire was caused..

LED lamps are much safer and more efficient to run. LED's will normally pay for themselves within 12 months.