New Standard for Downlights and other Recessed luminaires
AS/NZS 60598.2.2:2016 Particular requirements – Recessed luminaires
Standards Australia have recent published a new joint Australian and New Zealand standard for recessed luminaires (2016 Edition) which now includes specific classifications for the various types of both domestic and commercial luminaires. The new labelling requirements will assist the installer to choose the right product for the specific application and thereby achieve safe compliant installations.
The new classification system helps separate commercial use products from domestic types that may if inadvertently covered with building insulation will not become a fire hazard. The 2016 standard is designed to replace the previous editions which mainly focused on the separation method from combustible building elements and insulation to achieve a safe outcome.
Austest Laboratories Melbourne and Sydney locations are accredited to perform testing on this new standard.
The Standards can be purchased from SAI Global