It’s better to be safe than sorry as the old adage goes and with our range of fire rated downlights, you will be exactly that, safe that is.
Up until recently many recessed light fittings have been installed into ceilings with no form of fire protection. Our fire rated downlights change this.
The need for fire rated downlights has come about due to a loss of fire and acoustic protection that a ceiling has after lots of holes have been made in it to fit recessed light fittings – known as downlights.
Normal recessed light fittings wouldn’t be able to protect you in the event of a fire as there would be nothing to stop the heat, flames and smoke from passing through the fitting and into the ceiling void and therefore spreading further throughout the building.
This is not the case with our fire rated downlights as they feature a special design that provides 90 minutes of protection in the event of a fire.
The special design of these fire rated downlights feature a material in the fitting that expands with heat and completely seals the unit, which prevents fire from filling the void above and spreading.
Our fire rated downlights have undergone numerous fire tests costing tens of thousands of pounds in order to obtain the necessary certification.
For certain rooms and depending on your local authority, fire rated downlights are a necessity to meet building regulations.
We recommend, however, fitting them as a matter of course for all installations. Our fire rated downlights are compatible with all of the LED bulbs that we stock.