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LED Fire rated downlightshttps://quickbit.co.uk/Lighting/led-fire-rated-downlights
LED Fire Rated Downlights
Fire Rated Downlights are a type of recessed ceiling downlights that have a Fire Rating. This is defined as the fitting having the ability to hold back flames for a certain period of time, helping to prevent the spread of the fire to floors above where the fitting is located. The LED Fire Rated Downlights are different in the way of them having low-energy, cost-efficient LED Lamps installed into the fixture as opposed to regular 35W and 50W halogen lamps.
All the fittings that are available for viewing above are mains GU10 (230V) voltage, so are suitable for direct replacement with regular halogen or incandescent fittings.
The Fire Rating that has been attached to this type of fitting is due to an intumescent seal applied around the edge of the fixture. This seal expands when heated up, meaning that it seals the hole that the fitting has been installed into. Not only does this provide a 90 minute deflection of flames and heat but also provides an acoustic rating, meaning that any sound that is audible from the room below the fitting will not be leaked into the room above.
The fitting also has a canister located on the back, meaning that any of the parts required to make the light work are contained in a fire-proof environment, meaning that during the event of a fire, the light won’t go off during the 90 minutes, helping to provide illumination for emergency exits etc.
The LED Fire Rated fitting has a number of advantages over regular halogen fittings. These include the following:-
- Savings of up to 85% energy
- Instant-start; no waiting around for lamp to reach optimal brightness
- Constructed from mercury-free materials.
- No UV output
- Plus many more!
These LED fittings are available in both Fixed and Tilted variants, as to suit any possible requirement you might have for them. For example, if you were planning on lighting a certain area of a room, you’d use a tilted fitting and point it towards the area you want illuminated, whereas if you planning on replacing regular downlights to light a whole room, it might be worth using fixed fittings and group some of them together, depending on the size of the room.
The fittings themselves are available in a variety of different colours including Chrome, Satin (Brushed) Chrome and White. You can also specify the colour temperature of the lamp you’d prefer, which include the colours Warm White, Cool White & Day Light. Warm White & Day Light are generally used in living rooms and bedrooms and Cool White are often used in Bathrooms and Kitchens.
Another advantage of these fittings using LED Lamps is the lifespan of the lamps themselves. As LED Lamps use such small amounts of energy, this has a positive effect on the life span of the lamps. On average, they can last up to 4 years. This is another cost-saving feature as you won’t be replacing lamps every year or so which is the case with regular halogen fittings.
A popular type of halogen lamp are low voltage halogen lamps. They are commonly considered a cheaper alternative to normal 35W and 50W halogen lamps, as well as having better performance. One thing to note when considering Low Voltage Halogen Lamps is that they aren’t necessarily going to save you any money over regular halogen lamps due to the fact that they actually use more energy for a given wattage. Advantages of low voltage halogen lamps include the fact that have a slightly longer lifespan and usually provide a crisper white than regular halogen lamps. They may have a longer lifespan than regular halogen lamps but they don’t have a longer lifespan than LED lamps. Disadvantages of low voltage halogen lamps include the fact that they require transformers when installing into regular GU10 mains voltage fittings. Also, when considering installation into an area that has a dimmer switch, they require a certain type of dimmer switch.
Quickbit stock and supply a large range of Lighting and Accessories, including regular halogen fire rated downlights as well as the LED variants that you see above. If there is a specific type or accessory that you require but cannot find among the range viewable on the website, please call our sales team on 01244 288138 for further information and assistance.
Quickbit is located on Zone 1 of Deeside Industrial Estate near Chester, so if you’d prefer to arrange a pick up for LED Fire Rated Downlights then please feel free to do so.
LED Fire Rated Downlights as well as other Downlights and accessories available for the best prices online with fast, free delivery on orders over £100.