You will probably require a fireproof fitting for new builds or conversions that have building control involved.Fire rated downlighters are designed to meet Building Regulations, which require the integrity of the room to be maintained. In the unlikely event of a fire, the fitting will slow the flames and smoke travelling into ceiling spaces thus offering greater protection.
The fittings have a backing hood that encases the light bulb, this has ‘air holes’ to allow any normal heat build up to be dissipated. There is a double skin at any air hole point which is filled with an in tumescent material that will melt at a certain temperature and make a seal across the holes. These fittings also have acoustic capabilities and in normal use will reduce noise transfer between floors.For those who are not required to utilise fire proof fittings then we do stock open back down lighters, ideal for ceilings with very shallow voids. The majority of our low energy lamps will fit both these fittings.We also have an LED based modular fitting with an extremely high output of up to 100w (cool white) but only consuming 15w of energy. This fitting is a ‘fit & forget’, rated at some 40,000 hours plus along with our 3 year warranty you really don’t need to swap this unit.Currently IP20 rated we are awaiting fire rating certification on this product.
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