This standard specifies safety requirements for barriers to provide adequate separation from combustible building elements, insulation, and/or debris.
The three classifications relevant to Prolux downlights are as follow:
Cannot be covered. Insulation can be placed against the sides of the luminaire.
Surface of luminaire normal operating temperature limit. 90°C limit on side or top or mounting surface of luminaire
Manufacturer’s stated clearance above the luminaire will be in the instructions provided with the luminaire, indicating clearance has to be observed for correct installation. These luminaires have been tested to show that they are for use with building insulation present and placed against the sides of the luminaire. They cannot be covered in building insulation, however, they have been tested to show that if inadvertently covered they should not become a fire hazard.
Can be abutted and covered with insulation.
Suitable for residential or commercial use in Australia and New Zealand. Used where some air transfer is allowed or desired between living space and roof space. These luminaires have been tested to show they are suitable for normal use when covered in building insulation.
Cannot abut or be covered with insulation
Surface of luminaire normal operating temperature limit. No limit on side or top surface of luminaire Mounting surface of luminaire limited to 90°C.
Not for residential use. Not for use in residential dwellings or other places where building insulation may be installed (now or in the future). These luminaires have not been tested for use with building insulation.