WHAT IS FIRE RATED LIGHTING TEST?
Fire-rated lighting tests are a series of tests conducted to determine the ability of lighting fixtures to maintain their structural integrity and fire resistance properties in the event of a fire. The testing typically involves exposing the fixture to high temperatures and flames to evaluate its ability to withstand fire and prevent the spread of flames, smoke, and toxic gases. Fire-rated lighting tests are important to ensure that the lighting fixtures installed in buildings meet the required safety standards and can effectively contribute to fire safety. Regular inspection, maintenance, and replacement of fire-rated lighting components are also crucial to ensure their functionality in case of a fire emergency.
WHAT ARE FIRED RATED RECESSED LIGHT?
Fire rated downlights are lighting fixtures that have been designed and tested to resist
the spread of fire in cellings or wallsTheytypically feature a fire-resistant casing or cover
as well as intumescent matenal that expands when exposed to heat to seal off gaps
and prevent flames from spreadingFire rated downlights are commonly used in commercial
and residential buildings to meet fire safetyregulations and protect against potential hazards.
WHAT ARE THE STANDARDS FOR FIRE RATED LIGHTING?
Fire-rated lighting standardstypically require that the light fitting maintains its structural integrity
and fire resistanoe for a specified period,usually30, 60or 90minutes,in the eventof a fireThe
standards also specify the type of materials and construction methods that must be used for the
light fitting to meet the required levelof fire resistanceAdditionally,fire-rated lighting may need to
complywith other relevant standards,such as those relatedto electrical safety and energyefficiency.
HOW TO SPOT FAKE AND SHODDYFIRE RATED RECESSED LIGHT?
One way to spot fake or shoddyfireproofdownllights is to lookfor certification markings
from reoognized organizations such as ULor ETLwhich test and certify products for safety.
It’s also important to purchase from reputable sellers and avoid suspiciously low-priced items
as these may indicate a lower quality or unsafe product
Fre rated recessed downlights can close off the eilingcutout hole and slowdown the spread offire in
the event of a firecompared to traditional downlightsThey effectivelyblock the holle cut into the ceilling
On each downlight they have an Fireproof Cotton is activated at temperatures above 190C and
unidirectional expansion the 5times soon,to prevent fire and smoke spread to other parts of the building
and ultimately slow the spread of fireDifferent fire rated downights have different fire rated timesvarying for 30,60,90 and 120 minutes.