Fire Rated Downlights


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Old 04-04-14, 04:17 AM
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Fire Rated Downlights

I have a plasterboard ceiling and timber joists. Are fire rated a necessity?
 
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Only if it is a fire-rated ceiling (ie: if this is an apartment with another unit above). Otherwise if this is in your own house, then no. The only thing you would need to be concerned with then is if there is insulation in the ceiling, the can must be IC (Insulation Contact) rated.
 
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Old 04-04-14, 09:37 AM
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If the space above is your attic, the housings should also be rated AT (air tight).
 
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Old 04-04-14, 10:13 AM
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the housings should also be rated AT
And IC rated.
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