LED Downlight Drivers: Over or Under Insulation?

Gerard Lighting Group Technical Manager and member of the Lighting Council NZ, Mike Austin, explains why placing drivers over building insulation is the best practice. We are seeing some downlight manufacturers and importers claiming their LED drivers can be covered in building insulation. Here at Home Lighting we insist that all our drivers should be…

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Review of AS/NZS 60598.2.2 Standard

Mike Austin, Gerard Lighting Group Technical Manager and Member of Lighting Council NZ on the latest development of the AS/NZS 60598.2.2 Standard. 19/02/2015 The Draft Review of the AS/NZS 60598.2.2 Standard Particular Requirements – Recessed Luminaires, will be issued for public comment next week. This review and update of the Standard has been conducted by…

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Importance of Insulation Guard for IC & IC-F Rated Downlights

Ever wondered why some LED downlights have insulation guards fitted and others haven’t? There is a very good reason reputable LED downlight manufacturers go to all the trouble and expense of designing and fitting insulation guards – to make sure the LED downlights will go the distance. These guards are designed to keep thermal insulation…

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IC vs IC-F Differences Explained

IC vs IC-F: Differences Explained

There is a lot of confusion out in the market about the difference between IC and IC-F markings on residential recessed downlights. Mike Austin, GTS Group Technical Manager and member of the Lighting Council NZ, explains the differences between IC and IC-F ratings. Firstly, let’s make it very clear the “F” in IC-F does not…

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