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LF12 Thermoplastic lighting diffusers and fire safety (2018) (pdf)
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LF12 Thermoplastic lighting diffusers and fire safety (2018) (pdf)

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This Factfile reviews the requirements set out in the various Building Regulations (in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and in the Building Standards Scotland) in regard to how each deals specifically with the use of thermoplastic materials, which are commonplace in lighting fixtures. It describes implications that they may have on the selection and use of luminaires within buildings.

The edition is a 2018 revison of the title published in March 2017.


1 Introduction

2 Luminaire mounting type

3 Thermoplastic material types

4 Limitations on thermoplastc materials

5 Conclusion

Author: Richard Caple

This is one of the Society of Light and Lighting's series of freely available factfiles, all of which are available here:

SLL Lighting Factfiles

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