fire rated halogen loghts

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by 40w bulb, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. 40w bulb

    40w bulb New Member

    Hi there!
    do you need still to use a fire hood with fire rated halogen lights? (such as those on pge 337 current catalogue)How far away from rockwool type insulation do they have to be? Soz if this is really obvious, but i'm not an electrician!
     
  2. ecm

    ecm New Member

    Fire rated halogens or fire hoods are only required when there is a need to maintain a fire rated ceiling (e.g. separate dwelling above).

    However, it is considered good practice to install either fire rated halogens or fire hoods (for non-fire rated fittings) regardless. Any insulation should be kept approx 150mm away from the fittings.
     
  3. 40w bulb

    40w bulb New Member

    thanks ecm, what exactly is the diff between a fire rated and non fire rated halogen light?
     
  4. sparky Si-Fi

    sparky Si-Fi Screwfix Select

    Search this sit and you will see a distinct difference my friend

    Ones open backed t'other is a contained unit with intumescent material inside.
     
  5. sparky Si-Fi

    sparky Si-Fi Screwfix Select

    Search this site and you will see a distinct difference my friend

    Ones open backed t'other is a contained unit with intumescent material inside.
     

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