Lighting Industry - Downlight News
Sylvania SYLFIRE LED Combines Safety and Style without Compromise
- Published: Monday, 12 January 2015 11:28
Growing on expertise in fire rated downlights, and utilising Sylvania’s 90 year history,the company continues to deliver luminaires which assist with fire safety and protection as well as incorporating the latest LED technology to create stylish and flexible lighting solutions. It is this heritage that allows Sylvania to push the boundaries of exceptional performance, first with the popular Linolite SylFire and now the SylFire LED.
The SylFire LED has an ultra-low energy consumption of just 10W and an impressive light output of up to 650 lumens. The luminaire achieves 65lm/W and is a true MR16 halogen replacement. It offers an outstanding 50,000 hour lifetime, making it the ideal solution for high traffic areas where safety is of the utmost importance or where access is difficult and minimum maintenance is required. This mainly applies to new build accommodation and public areas such as schools, hotels and leisure buildings.
With a cleverly designed unique pressed steel housing, the fire rated accent downlight maintains structural integrity up to 1000°C, this allows for the unique intumescent material to be held in place in the event of a fire, long enough to prevent the spread of flames and to allow for sufficient time to evacuate. Furthermore, the can design includes a ventilation window which allows for optimal performance and improved thermal management, over the life of the SylFire LED.
Supplied with a fitted insulation cap to save time and money on installation, the Sylvania SylFire LED is as stylish as it is practical. Options include adjustable (20° tiltable) and fixed versions, brushed steel, chrome or white and either warm white 3000K and neutral white 4000K colour temperatures. In addition the single point light source with unique lens aesthetic creates a traditional halogen look, and ensuring there is no shadowing effect.
Added protection is maintained from the silicone gasket which prevents moisture ingress and offering an IP65 rating, which means the range is suitable for bathrooms (SylFire LED fixed is rated IP65).
Loop in/loop out terminal blocks with push fit connectors make for a quick and easy installation, these easy to install down lights are equally as simple to maintain, as the front bezel can be replaced without the need for tools.
The Sylfire LED complies with Part L1 (domestic) and Part L2 (non-domestic) of the Building Regulations. The SylFire LED is fully fire rated for the 30, 60, and 90 minute ceiling tests ensuring it meets Part B as well as Part C (moisture – fixed versions) and Part E (acoustic).