Continental Fire Protection Ltd » Intumescent Downlight Cover

By: Continental Fire Protection  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Fire Protection

Intumescent Acoustic Rated Downlighter Cover


  • BS EN 1365-2:2000
  • BS476 Part 23:1987
  • Prevents fire from penetrating the ceiling void and retains ceiling’s fire protection integrity
  • Covers a wide range of mains & low voltage downlighters
  • 30 or 60 minute fire rating
  • Acoustic Rated
  • Ventilated to reduce heat build up
  • Installed in seconds
  • No screws, drilling or additional supported required
  • Maintenance free
  • Can be used in suspended, plasterboard or concrete ceilings
  • Lightweight & flexible cover can be fitted from below or above the ceiling
  • Once fitted downlighter can be fitted as normal
  • Provides a highly insulating stable char when exposed to fire


Downlighters in ceilings are widely used in commercial buildings. Each ceiling is subject to fire regulations and where applicable the ceiling construction needs to be fire rated.

However, once a hole has been made in the ceiling for a downlighter, the integrity of the construction and it’s ability to perform in a fire can be reduced significantly. To combat this the ASTRO Downlighter Cover has been developed to cover maximum protection for holes created by he introduction of a downlighter and to allow for maximum ease of fitting.

In a fire situation the cover expands internally to fill all the available space with a highly insulating fire resistant char. Thus, the fire is unable to penetrate the hole and the cover is able to give additional insulation protection to the ceiling void to reduce the chance of heat build up and ignition of flammable materials such as accumulated dust and insulation.

Fire Test or Assessment Report

BRE to BS EN 1365-2 :200
Report no. CC 203791A.

BS 476 Part 22 1987.
Report no. CHILT/A02166B

BS 476 Part 23 1987.
Report no. FEA/F00063

To Order & Specify

Please quote- Quantity / Trade name/ Product ref / SIZE.
Typical wording- 10/Astro DL Covers/AFDLCOVS/ SMALL

Code Size Reference O/D x Height mm Downlighter Cutout Size Diam. mm
AFDLCOVS Small 150 x 150 50 - 75
AFDLCOVM Medium 200 x 200 75 - 100
AFDLCOVL Large 250 x 250 100 - 140
AFDLCOVXL X-Large 300 x 170 140 x 270
AFDLCOVXXL XX-Large 350 x 230 140 x 270

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