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Was curious about the ceiling lights in the kitchen if they were fire rated or not.
Google was no help with model info.
There’s an F in a triangle symbol on the side, but I don’t know if that means anything.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Gary
 
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Might have answered my own question!
Googled fire rating symbols and according to big brother, the lights are fire rated, suitable for mounting on normally flammable surfaces.
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Well, this was a sort thread... And only 1 person involved... :)
 
That’s a good question. I fitted some recently and they were marked on the box and leaflet as fire rated but can’t see any relevant markings on the lamp fitting itself!
 

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Think you’ll find an ‘F’ in a triangle means suitable for mounting on a flammable surface only.

A fire rated luminaire, as far as I’m aware, refers to its ability to resist the spread of a fire.
 
Think you’ll find an ‘F’ in a triangle means suitable for mounting on a flammable surface only.

A fire rated luminaire, as far as I’m aware, refers to its ability to resist the spread of a fire.
Agree. Perfect but you would have thought this fire rated ability would have its own mark!
 

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Might have answered my own question!
Googled fire rating symbols and according to big brother, the lights are fire rated, suitable for mounting on normally flammable surfaces.
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Hi - apologies for repetition of what others have said - in its day I think the symbol means luminaire may be mounted on a flammable surface, say plywood. BUT that symbol says nothing about the luminaire’s fire rating. The lamp doesn’t look fire rated to me, just saying.
 
Found this in a couple of places:

Basically, to test it we have to burn it and see what happens!

In order for luminaires to be certified fully fire rated they must comply with Building Regulations BS476-22

http://www.safety-managementuk.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/BS-476-22.pdf
 

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View attachment 49365 greetings :)
Was curious about the ceiling lights in the kitchen if they were fire rated or not.
Google was no help with model info.
There’s an F in a triangle symbol on the side, but I don’t know if that means anything.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Gary
No they are not fire rated
 
fire rating may not be required. What is above the kitchen?
 

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I would be 99% certain that fitting is not fire rated. Why would it need to be anyway
 
Here's a thought... What does 'Fire rating' actually mean - there is no symbol on the unit (say a downlight) describing the fire rated properties (perhaps the box is marked or sold as 'fire rated'). There is little [manufacturers] information about how long it's fire rated for, so installing in a single plasterboard ceiling I would expect some confirmation that it is at least 30 mins. Nothing, no info. Except perhaps the intumescent pad / seal / ring that comes with it. Is this pad the fire rating? - if so what is the spec of the pad? if fitted without the pad, or comes without a pad - is it still fire rated? More [manufacturers] info needed here or do we need wait for the subsequent board of enquiry to decide it was or wasn't really 'fire rated'.
 
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