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Flameguard Downlighters

Designed to effectively
maintain the fire integrity of the ceiling


Since its launch as the first viable range of low voltage and mains downlighters to offer in-built and guaranteed fire and acoustic protection, FLAMEGUARD has developed into a significant range of fully approved lighting solutions. No similar product offers the degree of independantly approved protection against the ingress of fire, noise, or moisture, nor can any supposedly similar product offer the quality of production choice within the range that is offered with FLAMEGUARD.
More than just a downlighter       Full 90minutes Fire Rating       Integrated Fire and Acoustic Barrier

Why use Flameguard Downlighters ~ Click here for information

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Fixed Pressed Steel Flameguard Downlighter
This fixed downlighter is still the mainstay of the range, representing a significant percentage of the total sales.
Its design is simplicity itself as is its installation.

The standard fixed downlighter is of a pressed steel construction with the options of mains halogen GU10 or low voltage GU5.3. Both products can be used in conjuntion with a suitable LED lamp.

Available in 4 colours: White, Polished Chrome, Satin Chrome, Antique Brass

The 12volt fitting requires a transformer

This downlighter is ready fitted with a Click Flow Connector for ease of installation.
For details of the flow connector see below.

Code
Diameter
Cut Out
Recessed Depth
Tilt
Price exc.VAT
C LV315
82mm
69mm
72mm
n/a
£tbc
C GU315
82mm
69mm
72mm
n/a
£9.22 / £9.43
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Adjustable Pressed Steel Flameguard Downlighter
The adjustable downlighter offers all the choices provided by the fixed downlighter above, with the added benefits of a gimbal adjustment of the lamp beam allowing the directional focus of the lamp to be directed to where it is required.

This adjustable downlighter is of a pressed steel construction with the options of mains halogen GU10 or low voltage GU5.3

Both products can be used in conjuntion with a suitable LED lamp.

GU320 Available in 4 colours: White, Polished Chrome, Satin Chrome and Antique Brass
LV320 Available in 3 colours: White, Polished Chrome, Satin Chrome

The 12volt fitting requires a transformer

This downlighter is ready fitted with a Click Flow Connector for ease of installation.
For details of the flow connector see below.

Code
Diameter
Cut Out
Recessed Depth
Tilt
Price exc.VAT
C LV320
94mm
79mm
81mm
15°
£tbc
C GU320
94mm
79mm
81mm
15°
£9.87 / £10.26
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Professional Cast Fixed Flameguard Downlighter

 

This premium quality professional cast fitting features all the benefits associated with the standard fixed 315 downlighter above but has the added benefit of zinc die cast construction and is finished with precision and care to provide an exceptional finish. The design is further enhanced by the addition of a 'Twist and Stop' lamp retaining ring, greatly facilitating lamp replacement. It is also available in additional antique brass finish.

Available in 4colours: Price Band 1: White
Price Band 2: Polished Chrome, and Satin Chrome, Antique Brass.

This downlighter is ready fitted with a Click Flow Connector for ease of installation.
For details of the flow connector see below.

Code
Diameter
Cut Out
Recessed Depth
Tilt
Price exc.VAT
C GU300
89mm
68mm
110mm
n/a
£14.81 / £15.15
 
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Professional Cast Adjustable Flameguard Downlighter

This premium quality professional cast fitting features all the benefits associated with the standard adjustable 320 downlighter above but has the added benefit of zinc die cast construction and is finished with precision and care to provide an exceptional finish. The design is further enhanced by the addition of a 'Twist and Stop' lamp retaining ring, greatly facilitating lamp replacement. It is also available in additional antique brass finish.
The adjustable downlighter offers all the choices provided by the fixed downlighter with the added benefits of a gimbal adjustment of the lamp beam allowing the directional focus of the lamp to be directed to where it is required.

Available in 4colours: Price Band 1: White
Price Band 2: Polished Chrome, and Satin Chrome, Antique Brass.

This downlighter is ready fitted with a Click Flow Connector for ease of installation.
For details of the flow connector see below.

Code
Diameter
Cut Out
Recessed Depth
Tilt
Price exc.VAT
C GU305
102mm
83mm
100mm
15°
£15.98 / £16.35
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Professional Cast Fixed Square Downlighter

This premium quality professional sqaure cast fitting features all the benefits associated with the standard fixed 315 downlighter.

Available in 3 colours: White, Polished Chrome and Satin Chrome

This downlighter is ready fitted with a Click Flow Connector for ease of installation.
For details of the flow connector see below.

Code
Diameter
Cut Out
Recessed Depth
Tilt
Price exc.VAT
C GU4211
122mm
94mm
128mm
n/a
£21.52 / £22.55
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Professional Cast Downlighter

This premium quality professional cast fitting. It has the added benefit of zinc die cast construction and is finished with precision and care to provide an exceptional finish.

Available in 3 colours: Price Band 1: White
Price Band 2: Polished Chrome and Satin Chrome

This downlighter is ready fitted with a Click Flow Connector for ease of installation.
For details of the flow connector see below.

Code
Diameter
Cut Out
Recessed Depth
Tilt
Price exc.VAT
C GU4101
110mm
94mm
128mm
n/a
£15.57 / £16.85

1st Price given for White ~ 2nd price given for Polished Brass, Polished Chrome & Satin Chrome

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Professional Cast Downlighter

This premium quality professional cast fitting. It has the added benefit of zinc die cast construction and is finished with precision and care to provide an exceptional finish.

Available in 3 colours: Price Band 1: White
Price Band 2: Polished Chrome and Satin Chrome

This downlighter is ready fitted with a Click Flow Connector for ease of installation.
For details of the flow connector see below.

Code
Diameter
Cut Out
Recessed Depth
Tilt
Price exc.VAT
C GU4201
110mm
94mm
128mm
n/a
£19.92 / £21.97

1st Price given for White ~ 2nd price given for Polished Brass, Polished Chrome & Satin Chrome

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IP65 Flameguard Bathroom Downlighter

The IP65 rating of this fitting allows its use in Bathroom Zones 1, 2 & 3.   For further information on Bathroom zones click here

The fitting is available in mains GU10 and can be used in conjuntion with a suitable LED lamp.

The housing requires a screw-on bezel which is available in 3finishes - see below.

A
vailable in 3 colours: Price Band 1: White
Price Band 2: Polished Chrome and Satin Chrome

This downlighter is ready fitted with a Click Flow Connector for ease of installation.
For details of the flow connector see below.

Code
Diameter
Cut Out
Recessed Depth
Description
Price exc.VAT
C GU4301
110mm
94mm
128mm
 
£13.34
C GF4300
Cast IP65 118mm Diameter Bezel
£10.23 / £11.28
C GF4301
Cast IP65 122mm Square Bezel
£10.23 / £11.28
C GF4311
Cast Bezel With Halo Glass
£12.71 / £13.67

Bezels available in White, Polished Chrome or Satin Chrome   1st price for white / 2nd price for satin or polished chrome finishes

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IP65 Flameguard Bathroom Downlighter

The IP65 rating of this fitting allows its use in Bathroom Zones 1, 2 & 3.   For further information on Bathroom zones click here

The fitting is available in mains GU10 and can be used in conjuntion with a suitable LED lamp.

The 12volt fitting requires a transformer

The housing requires a screw-on bezel which is available in 3finishes - see below.

This downlighter is ready fitted with a Click Flow Connector for ease of installation.
For details of the flow connector see below.

Code
Diameter
Cut Out
Recessed Depth
Tilt
Price exc.VAT
C LV395 ~ housing only
88mm
68mm
110mm
n/a
£13.18
C GU395 ~ housing only
89mm
68mm
115mm
n/a
£13.34
Screw-on Bezels for the IP65 Flameguard Downlight

The unique design of the IP65 downlighter allows either the low voltage or mains version downlighter to be fitted with a choice of four high quality and durable die-cast bezels. The illustration above shows the housing c/w the white bezel. The bezel is essential and when fitted to the housing protects the downlighter from water ingress achieving the IP65 rating for the fitting.

Code
Description
Price exc.VAT
C GF395 BR
Polished Brass Cast Bezel
N/A
C GF395 CH
Polished Chrome Cast Bezel
£5.10
C GF395 SC
Satin Chrome Cast Bezel
£5.10
C GF395 WH
White Cast Bezel
£4.75

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Flow Connector


We recognise that your time is money, our Plug-in connector gives you easy access with
large terminals and fast connection. Designed initially for lighting circuits to enable isolation of
transformers, control gear etc. whilst conducting the 1000V Insulation Resistance Test.

• 250V~ 20A Plug-In Connector    • Large terminals with easy access
• Terminal screws supplied raised    • Easy lock and release mechanism
• Versatile, easy-connection system    • Increased load handling with 20A rating
• Male: Max 1.5mm² 3 core cable; Female: Max 3 x 2.5mm² twin and earth
(with additional loop terminal)
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Insulation Support Boxes

The insulation support box allows free air circulation around the luminaire and provides a rigid skin over which insulation can be laid. Good building practise dictates that insulation material is laid, unbroken, over the whole floor area. Good electrical practise however dictates that a minimum amount of free air is left around a luminaire in order to allow any heat build-up from the light source to be dissipated. These Insulation Support Boxes satisfy both of these requirements without compromising either. The box will also accommodate transformers used in an low voltage installation allowing any necessary maintenance to be carried out through the downlighter cut-out in the ceiling.

The boxes are available in two different sizes with fixing centres at 400mm and 600mm, designed to fit the vast majority of truss spacings in new builds in the UK. The box is strong enough to carry a weight of approx. 100kgs without distorting.

The adjustable insulation support box GB470 has been designed specifically to be installed between floors or in flat roofs and can be installed from above or below.

The new addition to this range is the GB400 which is a free standing support box supplied in flat galvanised steel for quick easy folding/erection.

 

Code
Description
Price exc.VAT
C GB400
Free Standing Support Box supplied as flat pack
£5.10
C GB440
To Span 400mm Roof Truss Centres
£9.56
C GB460
To Span 600mm Roof Truss Centres
£12.80
C GB470
340 - 620mm Between Floors
£13.17

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For Line Drawings with specifications of the Support Boxes click the links below

GB400             GB440             GB460             GB470

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Construction
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Terminal Blocks

No special toA great deal of thought went into the deign of the terminal block used on FLAMEGUARD fittings. Both MR16 and GU10 lamps can generate high temperatures and only the best quality materials have been used in the construction of this vital assembly.

The silicon sheathed conductors are fed from the downlighter into the ceramic terminal block and secured. The terminal screw heads and recesses are then covered with a GRP moulded cover which prevents detritus building up on the terminal block and possibly creating a fire risk of its owm.

The mains GU10 terminal connector block provides a loop-in loop-out facility allowing a series of downlighters to be wired together without the cost and inconvenience of fitting junction boxes.

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Moisture Seal

The design of all FLAMEGUARD luminaires already inhibits the flow of air through and behind the fitting. This is a crucial feature of their ability to resist the spread of fire. In order to enhance the appeal of FLAMEGUARD to builders, developers and designers, we are also offering an optional moisture seal for use with the FLAMEGUARD fittings which are designed to eliminate the flow of moisture laden air into the void behind the downlighter and thereby reduce the risk of damp and condensation. Independant tests carried out show impressive further reductions of airflow through FLAMEGUARD fittings fitted with the moisture seal.

All Professional Cast fittings come as standard c/w the Moisture Seal and for the remaining pressed steel fittings the moisture seal can be boght as an optional extra - Code SP415 @ £0.50

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Installation
Installation is as simple as with conventional downlights. No special tools. No special preparation. The Flameguard system downlighters allow installation into plasterboard ceilings of up to 38mm. The integrity of the fire resistant and acoustic properties of the ceiling material are restored after installation. Savings are available in both obviating the cost of fire hoods and also the additional installation work associated with them.

Approvals and Standards

Flameguard system downlighters have been fully tested and approved as fire and acoustic rated fittings according to the following criteria:

Complies with Part B of Building Regulations

Fire tested to full 90 minute rating by Chiltern International Fire and approved to BS 476 Part 21 1987

Fire and acoustic testing carried out using plasterboard, timber joist and tongue and groove floor construction.

Acoustically tested and approved by the Building Test Centre to BS EN ISO 140-3, BS EN ISO 140-6: 1998 and appendix F of Robust details Ltd. All in compliance with the relevant sections of Part E of Building Regulations.

Accepted by the NHBC as satisfying their requirements relating to levels of air movement through the fitting.

Testing carried out in compliance with forthcoming up-date of Part C of Building Regulations relating to the inclusion of air flow into cold spaces such as lofts.

All Flameguard luminaires are supplied with comprehensive and easy to follow instructions in compliance with Part P of Building Regulations.

The Compact Fluorescent Flameguard fitting meets the requirements of Part L1 of Building Regulations relating to the installation of low energy luminaires.


How does it work
How does it work?
The Flameguard intumescent seal, when exposed to fire, forms a dense carbon char which separates and insulates the substrate from the heat of the fire. The expanded seal eliminates the flow of air through the void and thereby starves the fire of vital elements for combustion.
All Flameguard system downlights carry the "F" Mark. Suitable for mounting into normally flammable material, i.e. wood.

Why use Flameguard Downlighters

The Flameguard system is a means of installing low voltage or mains voltage downlighters with integral fire and acoustic properties negating the need for expensive and awkward to install fire protection covers.

All new build or conversion premises have to have fire-rated ceilings. The fire rating is a measure of the amount of time that a ceiling can hold back a fire before it spreads to the floor above. A fairly typical fire rating for a ceiling is 60 minutes. Of course, when you cut a hole in a ceiling to fit recessed lighting, you immediately compromise that ceiling's fire rating. The gaps within the light fitting will now be that ceiling's weakest point. Flames, smoke, and heat, will find that gap and pour through it, spreading the fire to the floor above. In order to solve this problem any holes cut for recessed downlights need to be covered with a fire protection cover. Several types of fire protection covers are now available - the woven cloth types and fully intumescent 'caps' which simply drop over the fitting. Flameguard Downlights represent a step forward in fire protection and negate the need to fit these expensive protection covers.

Once installed all Flameguard protected downlighters offer long term protection, immediately and guaranteed. There is no need for secondary inspection to ensure that the fire seal is in place. It is an integral part of the downlighter and requires no further action over and above the installation of the downlighter.

For further information on fire risks associated with recessed downlights go to Fire Risks Information Page


 

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