In New Zealand and Australia downlights by law are not able to be installed without the correct certification and labeling. Downlights with no downlight classification marking are not compliant to be installed.
The downlight classifications listed below dictate how the downlight can be installed in accordance with electrical safety regulation standards in regard to placement with building insulation and clearance from building elements.
SYMBOLS IN REFERENCE TO: AS/NZS60598.2: 2016
(Not applicable to Australia)
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SCB Side clearance to building
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