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How can i tell if the existing downlighting in my kitchen is fire rated?
How can I tell if the existing downlighting in my kitchen is fire rated? There are no sticky labels to indicate this on the lights and I do not have a record from the builders; they were, however, a reputable organisation
2 Answers from MyBuilder Electricians
Just remove one of the bulbs. If the back is open then they are not fire rated, if there is a metal housing that you can see behind the bulb then they are fire rated. Non-fire rated types are more common as they are cheaper and are generally installed by DIY-ers and people who do not know what the requirements for fire protection are.
Answered 30th Oct 2014
Hi, you're able to identify a fire rated Spotlight by pulling the fitting out the ceiling and you will have an encloser around your bulb were its connected to bulb holder, with a couple of holes at the opposite end.
Answered 30th Oct 2014
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