The Electrical Safety Council recommends that fire rated options should be used in all buildings even though fire resistant downlights are not legally needed under a roof void.
The fire rating of a downlight has to match the fire rating of the ceiling, maintaining its minimum period of fire resistance. Typically fire resistance for a standard home (not a block of flats) is 60 minutes.
Here at Liteharbor, we’re in an industry that uses complicated terminology to describe its products. One term in particular is ‘fire rated’, so if you’d like to know what it’s all about read our Guide to Fire Rated LED Lighting.
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Ceilings in all new buildings are required by law to have a fire rating. It’s having a fire rating is actually very important, and not just another reassuring phrase in the description.