What is a double insulated ceiling light?
What is a double insulated ceiling light?
Double insulated lighting (Class II Lighting) is safe to use where an earth is not present. This is particularly useful when adding lights to an older house which might not have an earth cable where the light is intended to go. Double insulated lighting (Class II Lighting) is safe to use where an earth is not present.
Can you make a light double insulated?
Unfortunately, no matter how much you like a light fitting, if it’s not double insulated it cannot be converted to it. The wiring on a double insulated light has additional layers of installation that do this job.
Can I earth a double insulated light fitting?
Double insulated lights are a specialist form of lighting that do not require an earth connection. This is very useful if your homes electrics are a little older & an earth connection isn’t present.
Is IP44 double insulated?
An example of a Class 2 double insulated light that is suitable for a bathroom as it is IP44 rated and doesn’t require an earth connection. Lighting manufacturers understand that there are people out there who don’t have an earth in their homes lighting circuit.
How do you know if a light fitting is Class 2?
Fittings which don’t require an earth wire will always be marked as class 2 and / or double insulated. You can also look out for the double insulated logo which is a black box inside a black box (as shown at the top of this page).
What is Class 2 double insulated?
What are Class 2 Double Insulated Lights? Class 2 double insulated lights are designed to operate without the need for an earth wire. They usually have two layers of insulation which cover the live parts, for example the cables inside the fitting.
What happens if you earth a double insulated light?
If there was no earth wire present and the same issue occurred then the light would become live and a very dangerous situation would occur that could lead to electrocution and possibly death. This is where a double insulated light comes in.
Can you put 2 earth wires together?
If 2 earth wires go from the feed cables into the terminal on the back box you then only need one wire from the box to the socket. (even if the new socket has two earth terminals.
What is a Class 2 light fitting?
What IP rating is double insulated?
class II rating
Also referred to as ‘double insulated’, lights with a class II rating have two layers of insulating material protecting the live parts from causing an electric shock if a fault develops.
What is the difference between Class 1 and Class 2 lights?
SAE Class 1 lights are 4 times more intense than SAE Class 2 lights and 10 times more intense than SAE Class 3 lights. SAE Class 2 Warning Lights are commonly used on utility and service vehicles moving at or below the speed of traffic. SAE Class 2 lights are approximately 2.5 times as bright as SAE Class 3 lights.
Are there any class 2 double insulated ceiling lights?
Not having an earth connection on your electrical circuit can be a real pain at times and it’s often thought that this also limits your choice of replacement ceiling lights. Well, not any more, as here at The Lighting Superstore we’ve put a lot of effort into building a huge range of the very best class 2 ceiling lights.
When to use a double insulated light bulb?
Double Insulated Lights Double insulated lights, also known as class II or class 2 lights, are suitable for use when no earth wire is present. Generally this will be older properties that were built in or before the 1960’s and are not earthed.
What kind of lights are double insulated and not earthed?
Double insulated lights, also known as class II or class 2 lights, are suitable for use when no earth wire is present. Generally this will be older properties that were built in or before the 1960’s and are not earthed. All of the lighting in this section is double insulated and therefore suited to installations where no earth is present.
What kind of ceiling lights do I Need?
The range includes both contemporary and traditional class 2 ceiling lights in a variety of colours and finishes. If you need a ceiling light and don’t have an earth in your lighting circuit then this is the perfect place to start.