The International Building Code (IBC), developed by the International Code Council (ICC), is a model building code that has been adopted and used as a base code standard throughout most of the USA. The IBC is a complex and lengthy document with comprehensive requirements, one of which addresses fire prevention in regards to construction and design. There are currently two types of Fire Rated Housing offered – 1 hour or 2 hour rating that will depend on floor to ceiling assembly fire-rated design.
In today’s lighting world there is a great importance placed on the safety of common entry/exit passageways and the need to provide approved levels of fire protection that enable occupants to safely exit a building in case of an emergency.
Apartment Buildings, Multi-Family Residences, Hotels, Hospitalities, Assisted Living Homes, Health Care and Hospitals are all examples of where fire rated fixture would be required.
The extra time and labor effort to construct enclosures at all recessed light fixtures throughout an entire project can be avoided by installing Fire Rated Housing. There are no required additional parts – such as mineral fiber hats, steel enclosure boxes, or tape. Installation of fire rated housing will also result in lower instillation costs and a lower budget due to minimizing the use of subcontractors and additional materials
Fire Rated Housing is fully assembled, easy to install and lightweight. You will be able to maintain fire resistance without any additional installation efforts and is as easy to install as standard recessed light fixture.
Fire Rated Housing saves on construction time and the fire rating inspection process. You can expedite the building inspector approval process by using Fire Rated Housing as it requires only one electrical inspection and eliminates the need for a second inspection as no additional assembly or adjustment is required as with traditional methods.
Available in 4”, 5”, and 6” aperture
LED, CFL, and Incandescent light sources.
New Construction, Remodel, Retrofit and Frame-In Kit
IC and Non- IC Rated
Indoor and Outdoor