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  • PublisherSLL
  • Product CodeLF12
  • Number of pages4
  • Publication DateFeb 2018
  • ISBN

LF12 Lighting Factfile 12 - Thermoplastic lighting diffusers & fire safety

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LF12 Lighting Factfile 12 - Thermoplastic lighting diffusers & fire safety

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.

Contents:

1 Introduction
2 Luminaire mounting type
3 Thermoplastic material types
4 Limitations on thermoplastc materials
5 Conclusion
6 References

Acknowledgements
Author: Richard Caple

This is one of the Society of Light and Lighting's series of freely available Fact Files covering the following topics:

Note:
The following Factfiles are withdrawn:
  • Lighting Factfile 7 - Design & Assessment of Exterior Schemes (Feb 2011) was withdrawn in May 2016
  • Lighting factfile 6 - Guide Syllabi for Courses to Meet the Academic Standards in Lighting for the CIBSE Lighting Certificate and Diploma (Feb 1998) was withdrawn in Jan 2016
  • Lighting Factfile 5 - Advice regarding High Frequency Electronic Luminaires (Aug1997) is withdrawn
  • Lighting Factfile 3 - Working Plane Illuminance In Electrically Lit Spaces (Aug 1996) is withdrawn