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I’m with Paullears on this one… the building safety stuff is not to tampered with.
rent or buy cooler lights is the best option. the second best option is to have your equipment fitted with cooling fans.
remember cooling fans make noise both acoustically and electrical/radio noise that your audio equipment may pick up. but if those fans cool the lights and redirect the heat away from the smoke detectors, you may be able to shoot with hot lights. Mount the fans to the lights and test. Before shooting on the job.