Monday, 14 January 2013
Fire rated downlights don't only stop the spread of fire. They block noise pollution as well!
It should be remembered that Fire-rated downlights not only prevent a fire from spreading between 2 floors of a building but they are also designed to stop noise from passing from room to room as well. The actual correct name for these types of products are Fire & Acoustic rated downlights. The acoustic rating on the units helps prevent noise pollution within a building. This is quite useful in the home but when installed in a commercial property with living accommodation above they become a necessity. Imagine living above a shop or a cafe where there is a constant flow of customers below. If your home is like this then chances are the establishment below will have installed acoustic rated lighting. After all theres nothing worse for passing noise between floors than cutting holes in the ceiling. This type of product seals the holes allowing minimal noise to pass. If you are thinking of installing downlights in your home, especially below bedrooms, then it's highly recommended you check that the units you purchase are acoustic rated. All the recessed downlights on our website are currently both fire & acoustic rated