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Downlight Safety

Safety regulators across Australia have concerns about fires caused by heat from recessed lighting setting fire to building material.

 

Recessed downlights operating at very high temperature are of most interest.

 

A fire can start if thermal insulation is installed too closely around these lights or they are too close to combustible material. Combustible material can include things like leaf litter which blows into roof spaces.

 

Transformers supplying the lighting can also get to excessive temperatures if covered by thermal insulation.

 

The Wiring Rules AS/NZS 3000:2007 have responded to this problem with provisions on precautions that must be taken for recessed luminaires including downlights.

 

The Wiring Rules say recessed luminaires must be installed with the default clearances and precautions unless designed and certified by the manufacturer with specific installation instructions for use close to combustible materials.

 

Downlights now require shrouds to protect them, for more information please call or email.

 

 

We recommend LED downlights click here for more information


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