Do bathroom lights need to be double insulated?
The first thing to realise is that double insulated bathroom lighting is perfectly safe. Every kind of bathroom light is available in a non-earthed variety. Bathroom ceiling lights, wall lights and downlights are all available without the need for an earth connection.
What are double insulated downlights?
A double insulated light usually has two layers of insulating material which covers the live parts of the fitting, like the cables for example. This means that in the event of a fault developing the extra insulation prevents the fitting becoming live and reduces the risk of electric shocks.
Are fire rated downlights double insulated?
Double Insulated Recessed Downlights Whether you call them downlights or spotlights, our double insulated range doesnt require an earth connection and most are fire rated.
Can downlights be covered with insulation?
As you’ve no doubt guessed, non-fire rated LED downlights cannot be covered by insulation directly. This means a cover must be fitted before quilt insulation is installed over the fitting. A fire retardant cover such as the Loft Lid will solve this problem.
What is the symbol for double insulated?
In Europe, a double insulated appliance must be labelled Class II or double insulated or bear the double insulation symbol: ⧈ (a square inside another square).
Should a bathroom light be earthed?
Any light, lamp, bulb holder or fitting with a conductive or metal exterior surface must always be earthed to ensure against risk of electrocution or serious injury. We recommend that any fitting or installation is done by a qualified electrician, do not risk installation yourself if you are at all unsure.
What is Class 2 double insulated?
What are Class 2 Double Insulated Lights? Class 2 double insulated lights are designed to operate without the need for an earth wire. They usually have two layers of insulation which cover the live parts, for example the cables inside the fitting.
Can you double insulate a light fitting?
Obviously, today a lot of light fittings now use LED which creates very little heat, however double insulated lights are still required as any minor fault can still have disastrous consequences. Unfortunately, no matter how much you like a light fitting, if it’s not double insulated it cannot be converted to it.
Can less fire rated downlights?
When you cut a hole into a ceiling and install recessed lights, you are reducing the existing fire rating of the ceiling. Without fire rated downlights, it can mean that your ceiling collapses within just a few minutes compared to giving you extra time to get out to safety.
What downlights can be covered with insulation?
The Aurora EFD Pro are fire rated GU10 downlights. They have been specially designed to allow you to cover them with insulation when a GU10 LED is fitted (as opposed to a GU10 halogen, which are now banned anyway).
What kind of lights are in a double insulated bathroom?
In addition to our huge double insulated bathroom lighting range, we also have vast and comprehensive ranges of Class 2 Ceiling Lights, Class 2 Spotlights, Class 2 Wall Lights and Class 2 Outdoor Lights.
Are there Class 2 double insulated ceiling lights?
In addition to our range of double insulated spotlights, we also have vast and comprehensive ranges of Class 2 Ceiling Lights, Class 2 Wall Lights, Bathroom Lights and Class 2 Outdoor Lights. Here you will find a vast range of Class 2 Double Insulated Spotlights in many different styles and applications.
When to use a double insulated light bulb?
Double Insulated Lights Double insulated lights, also known as class II or class 2 lights, are suitable for use when no earth wire is present. Generally this will be older properties that were built in or before the 1960’s and are not earthed.
What kind of lights are double insulated and not earthed?
Double insulated lights, also known as class II or class 2 lights, are suitable for use when no earth wire is present. Generally this will be older properties that were built in or before the 1960’s and are not earthed. All of the lighting in this section is double insulated and therefore suited to installations where no earth is present.