This announcement about our downlights getting IC + IC4 ratings is in no way over-the-top
The moon landing, the dawn of the Internet… and ambience’s downlights getting IC and IC4 rating.
Yes, there are moments in history you will never forget.
Which of our downlights have the IC + IC4 Pass Certification?
Kit – All wattages
Kit Mini – All wattages
Kit Mini Trimless – All wattages
Andro S Downlight – All wattages
Andro S Trimless Downlight – All wattages
But hold up a second, I can hear a few of you mumble as your socks are blown straight off…
What is an IC rating?
Well, an IC (Insulation Contact) Rating* is a measure used to determine whether a recessed downlight is suitable to come into contact with building insulation. IC rated downlights must meet the requirements set out in the standard (and very, very catchy-named) AS/NZS 60598.2.2:2001. An IC rated downlight can come into direct contact with, and be abutted by building insulation. A downlight without an IC rating cannot come into direct contact with, or be covered by building insulation. But we all knew that, right?
*Even though I am sure you are fooling around when asking.
IC Rating Categories
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So what’s the deal with the ’IC Pass’ Luminaire?
This is a recessed luminaire that can be abutted against normally flammable materials, including building insulation, and can be covered in normal use with limited access to its high temperature parts. These luminaires are deemed suitable for residential or commercial use in Australia and New Zealand in the standard AS/NZS 60598.2.2:2001, not to be confused with AS/NZS 70598.2.2:2002
And what about the ‘IC-4 Pass’ Luminaire?
The holy grail, the big kahuna in IC rating. It’s a recessed luminaire that can be abutted against normally flammable materials, including building insulation, and can be covered in normal use. Building elements, building insulation or debris have restricted access to the heated parts of the luminaire. This classification of recessed luminaire is effectively a sealed unit that has a restricted flow of air between the habitable room the luminaire emits light into and the void/space where the main body of the luminaire is located.
These luminaires are deemed suitable for residential or commercial use in Australia and New Zealand in the standard AS/NZS 60598.2.2:2001.
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