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Fire Rated Downlights

When a hole is cut into a ceiling to mount a recessed downlight into, a potential fire hazard is created. Plaster board ceilings (for example) have a natural ability to act as a fire barrier. In any building where people maybe living or inhabiting above, the ceiling below must be fire rated. Fire rated downlights are used to restore the fire integrity of a ceiling.

In the event of a fire, the downlight hole is like a gateway that allows fire to spread through, unchallenged. Once the fire starts to spread through this hole it has direct access to the adjoining structure, usually made from wooden ceiling joists. Fire rated downlights seal off the hole and slow down the spread of fire. Modern fire rated downlights are fitted with an intumescent pad which swells up when it reaches a certain temperature and blocks the spread of fire. The fire then has to find another way around - delaying its progress.

This delay allows occupants to escape the building or ideally allows additional time for the fire to be extinguished. You will notice that some fire rated downlights are rated at 30, 60 or 90 minutes. This rating depends on the structure of the building and more importantly how many floors it has. The top floor of a block of flats for example would require a 90 or possibly 120 minute fire rating, whilst a ceiling in the bottom floor of a house would be 30 or 60 minutes.

If you cut into a ceiling you must restore it to its original condition and not interfere with its natural ability to act as a fire barrier.

  • Aurora 75mm bezel for AU-UNIF851 / AU-UNIF861
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    Aurora 75mm bezel for AU-UNIF851 / AU-UNIF861

    AW Electrical Supplies stock a range of downlights and accompanying accessories, sourced directly from trusted manufacturers such as Aurora. This 75mm fixed Aurora bezel is to be used with universal fire rated downlights and is available in three different colours including white, polished chrome and satin nickel. For more information please see below. 

    AW Electrical Supplies stock a range of downlights and accompanying accessories,...

    AW Electrical Supplies stock a range of downlights and accompanying accessories, sourced directly from trusted manufacturers such as Aurora. This 75mm fixed Aurora bezel is to...

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  • Aurora Fixed Short Universal Fire Rated Downlight
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    Aurora Fixed Short Universal Fire Rated Downlight

    If you are looking for first-rate downlights then you have come to the right place. They are a stylish and inconspicuous way to brighten up your home, but must be properly installed. Aurora manufacture affordable, superior lighting products to suit a range of requirements. Scroll down for more information.

    If you are looking for first-rate downlights then you have come to the right place....

    If you are looking for first-rate downlights then you have come to the right place. They are a stylish and inconspicuous way to brighten up your home, but must be properly...

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  • Aurora Adjustable Short Universal Fire Rated Downlight
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    Aurora Adjustable Short Universal Fire Rated Downlight

    Aurora lighting products are trusted worldwide and well-known for their superb quality and reliability. This fire rated downlight will make a great addition to any room in your home and is the ideal option if you want to avoid big, conspicuous lighting fixtures. Downlights are becoming increasingly more popular amongst homeowners and it’s easy to see why. See below for further information.

    Aurora lighting products are trusted worldwide and well-known for their superb quality...

    Aurora lighting products are trusted worldwide and well-known for their superb quality and reliability. This fire rated downlight will make a great addition to any room in your...

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  • Aurora IP65 Short Universal Fire Rated Downlight
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    Aurora IP65 Short Universal Fire Rated Downlight

    Downlights are becoming gradually more popular amongst homeowners, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. They are compatible with various types of bulbs, including halogen (the most commonly used), as well CFLs and LEDs which are more energy efficient. If you would like to learn more about this product, please read the information below or contact us on 0208 344 9764.

    Downlights are becoming gradually more popular amongst homeowners, especially in...

    Downlights are becoming gradually more popular amongst homeowners, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. They are compatible with various types of bulbs, including halogen (the...

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  • Aurora 72mm Bezel for AU-UNIF853 / AU-UNIF863
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    Aurora 72mm Bezel for AU-UNIF853 / AU-UNIF863

    IP65 bezel for Universal Fire Rated Downlights.

    IP65 bezel for Universal Fire Rated Downlights.

    IP65 bezel for Universal Fire Rated Downlights.

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  • Aurora 90mm Bezel for AU-UNIF852 / AU-UNIF862
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    Aurora 90mm Bezel for AU-UNIF852 / AU-UNIF862

    A bezel is the strong, reinforced ring that goes around the front of a light fitting. Although minimal, this accessory is used add style to the fixture as well as protect it from damage. This 90mm Aurora bezel is to be fitted with universal fire rated downlights and is available in three different colours. Please scroll down for further information.

    A bezel is the strong, reinforced ring that goes around the front of a light fitting....

    A bezel is the strong, reinforced ring that goes around the front of a light fitting. Although minimal, this accessory is used add style to the fixture as well as protect it...

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  • Aurora Enlite FD101W Fixed Fire-Rated Acoustic Downlight White
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    Aurora Enlite FD101W Fixed Fire-Rated Acoustic Downlight White

    Downlights are a popular choice when it comes to lighting because they are attractive, versatile and great value for money. The GU10 fixed lock ring aluminium range of small downlights provides a sharp decorative lighting effect. Find out more about this product below.

    Downlights are a popular choice when it comes to lighting because they are attractive,...

    Downlights are a popular choice when it comes to lighting because they are attractive, versatile and great value for money. The GU10 fixed lock ring aluminium range of small...

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  • Aurora Enlite FD101PC Fixed Fire-Rated Acoustic Downlight Polished Chrome
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    Aurora Enlite FD101PC Fixed Fire-Rated Acoustic Downlight Polished Chrome

    LED GU10 Compatible

    LED GU10 Compatible

    LED GU10 Compatible

    £ 4.15

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  • Aurora Enlite FD101SN Fixed Fire-Rated Acoustic Downlight Satin Nickel
    £ 4.15

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  • Aurora Enlite FD103W IP65 Bathroom Acoustic Fire-Rated Downlight
    £ 4.75

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  • Aurora Enlite FD103PC IP65 Bathroom Acoustic Fire-Rated Downlight
    £ 5.45

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  • Aurora Enlite FD103SN IP65 Bathroom Acoustic Fire-Rated Downlight
    £ 5.45

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