NZ downlight standards

NZ downlight Standards

AS/NZS60598.2.2.

AS/NZS60598.2.2 New Zealand only downlight design standard ‘Amendment A’. This will require all new downlight products to be one of 5 new classes.

AS/NZS60598.2.2 Downlight Class Markings

Class Markings Description Residential Commercial
 CA80 A cooler running closed abutted recessed luminare where fixed insulating material (of the downlight manufactures specifications) can be abutted to sides YES YES
 CA135 A closed abutted recessed luminare where fixed insulating material (of the downlight manufactures specifications) can be abutted to sides YES YES
   IC Recessed luminare where fixed building insulation material (of the downlight manufactures specifications) can cover the recessed luminare YES YES
   ICF Recessed luminare where fixed building insulation material can cover the recessed luminare YES YES
  NON IC A recessed luminare where building insulation material must not cover or come in contact with any part of the luminare NO YES

 

Downlight Clearances from Building Elements:

SCB Side clearance to building elements
HCB Height clearance to building elements
SCI Side clearance to building insulation
MIC Minimum clearance above building insulation for ventilation
Insulation Type Class markings and Manufacturers specifications dictate what type of insulation is safe for each class of downlight