What are the advantages of using a fire-rated downlight? Even though fire rated downlights are not legally required under a roof void, the Electrical Safety Council (ECS) recommended that they be used in all buildings.
What kind of fire rating do I require? A downlight's fire rating must match the ceiling's fire rating in order to preserve the ceiling's minimum fire resistance period. A typical residence (not a block of flats) has a fire resistance of 60 minutes.