We have a choice of two downlight covers available:
- non fire rated model – made from a durable plastic,
- fire rated model – made from mineral fibre.
Both downlight hoods have been tested to all necessary standards including flammability and heat resistance testing to allow the housing of recessed lights without disrupting your home’s thermal envelope and air tightness barrier. The downlight hood is easily fitted and sealed to an air tight membrane or plasterboard using Gerband 586 air-tightness tape / Fortax 6400 air-tightness sealant. Downlight or recessed lights are the source of a high proportion of air leakage in the home.
The downlight covers are an innovative solution for achieving a safe, easy to install sealing system for downlights. Their fitting dramatically reduces the volume of air leakage through each downlight, therefore significantly reducing draughts and energy loss. They also ensure an effective moisture barrier is maintained.
Furthermore it is widely acknowledged that for thermal insulation to be effective, it needs to be continuous! Gaps in ceiling insulation reduces its overall performance. Usually it’s reduced by 50% if only 5% of the ceiling area is not insulated. The downlight hood restore ceiling performance to similar level as an unpenetrated ceiling by allowing the insulation to be continuous and uninterrupted over the whole area of the ceiling, saving energy, carbon emissions and cost.