Do downlights need to be fire rated kitchen?

Every downlight, whether a kitchen, bathroom or living room downlight, should be fire rated. This is for the safety of yourself, your family, and your home. Arrow downlights are modern and fashionable, as well as providing a high level of fire protection, making them perfect for any home improvement project.

Can you use non fire rated downlights?

Surface mounted downlights don’t need a fire rating, only recessed downlights have this requirement. If you’re installing recessed downlights into a commercial grade ceiling with a concrete structure and false ceiling, you don’t necessarily need fire rated downlights.

How much clearance do you need around downlights?

How much space should I leave around a downlight? A: Manufacturers responses on this question vary but the general rule is to leave sufficient air space which is around 10-40mm from above. Leaving sufficient space from the sides is also important.

Do I need fire hoods for fire rated downlights?

So that is why in general you need to install fire hood or use fire rated fittings. Its a common misconception that downlighters are fire rated so the heat produced from the fitting either will won’t happen or they will not catch alight. They still will if you leave insulation on top of them.

Do LED downlights need heat covers?

Can I cover LED Downlights with insulation? LED downlights operate at far lower temperatures than the halogen lamps that are still prolific in Australian homes and businesses. However, even the smaller amount of heat LED lights generate must be carefully considered according to the installation environment.

Are LED downlights a fire hazard?

When installed correctly, downlights do not pose a fire risk.

Can you put loft insulation over downlights?

The loft lid creates a barrier between the downlight and the thermal insulation. The insulation can then be laid over the loft lid and packed to the sides if necessary. Loft caps or loft lids for downlights can be used with either fire rated or non fire rated downlights.