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Electrical Safety How would you rate your downlighters? There is a growing misconception that a 90-minute fire rated downlighter with inbuilt protection is automatically suitable for a 30-minute fire rated application. However, this may not be the case because of the different types of construction used in fire rated structures. Issue 35 - Winter 2005

How would you rate your downlighters? Part P relationships An electrical installer’s primary concern is compliance with Part P, however an electrical installation often forms just one part of an overall building project and awareness of an compliance with other relevant Building Regulations is essential. Issue 35 - Winter 2005

Part P relationships Down lighter protection – a cover up? There continues to be confusion in some areas as to whether or not recessed down lighters should be protected to preserve the fire and acoustic rating of the ceiling lining that has been perforated in order to install them. Issue 34 - Autumn 2005

Down lighter protection – a cover up? Downlighters under fire With the increasing number of regulations and stricter application of current guidance, the recessed down lighter, more than any other component, is now being closely scrutinised to see that it is suitable for its intended application, says Alan Rogers of Safe and Sound Lighting. Issue 33 - Summer 2005

Downlighters under fire Installers continue to self-certify According to figures released by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in April, a growing number of electrical installers are opting to self-certify compliance with Part P through competent person scheme registration, with a majority opting for registration with the NICEIC. Issue 33 - Summer 2005

Installers continue to self-certify