Ovia fire-rated downlights guarantee compliance in all ceiling types
Ovia Lighting’s full range of INCEPTOR and FLAMEGUARD fire-rated downlights have always been subject to the strictest test measures to ensure they offer full compliance and have the corresponding test certification.
With the increasing use of I-joists as part of floor construction, the National Housebuilding Council (NHBC) recently updated its technical guidance on recessed light fittings in ceilings to intermediate floors in houses. As a result, the NHBC now requires test evidence showing that recessed downlights are suitable for a similar I-joist and plasterboard combination.
Ovia has successfully completed further fire resistance testing to demonstrate that its fire-rated downlights satisfy the new guidelines issued by the NHBC. The testing was carried out by Efectis – a major player in fire science, covering all fire safety expertise in testing and modelling, certification and inspection around the world.
For many years the market for fire-rated downlights has been the cause of some confusion, with many manufacturers making claims but not always having the technical data to back up these claims. The NHBC guidance on the use of fire-rated downlights makes it very clear that only correctly tested products can be used in the type of floor construction in which they are being fitted.