Downlights and their installation requirements

Issue 37 – April 2012

A significant change to the safety of downlight installations will occur on 10 May 2012. The construction of, or addition or alteration to, electrical installations that commences on or after that date, will have to meet the requirements of Amendment A to AS/NZS 3000 Electrical installations. This means the only downlights that may be installed in residential commenced installations on or after the 10 May 2012 are category CA 80, CA 135, IC, or IC-F.

Published in energy.