New Domestic Downlight Standards
New rules surrounding the installation of recessed light fittings into domestic installations come into force on the 10th May 2012. AS/NZS60598.2.2 Amendment A (NZ Only) is a Minimum Safety Standard and is not intended to be a luminaires design standard.
The safety of the completed installation ultimately rests with the contractor whose responsibility it is to ensure all materials used are thermally compatible.
The safest way of achieving this is to follow the Luminaires Manufacturer’s instructions. Luminaires tested to this Standard will be safe at all times even if their operating environment is inadvertently changed. Under abnormal conditions the luminaries, lamp or both may exhibit unusual characteristics such as intermittent switching or short life . . . but will remain safe.
Do I have to install a downlight that can be covered with insulation?
Does every downlight fitting have to be fitted with a thermal cut-out?
What are the new downlight classifications I should be looking for?
What do I need to know about insulation in the installation of down lights?
What happens if I cover a CA ‘abutted only’ rated down light?