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Acoustic Downlighter Hoods

Original price £15.98 - Original price £43.51
Original price
£15.98 - £43.51
Current price £16.76

  • Fire and acoustic light covers

  • Easily retro fitted to maintain acoustic integrity

  • Available in ten different sizes

A foam and fire retardant hood that can be fitted retroactively, with different sizes to suit a range of light fittings.

Where you have holes cut out for spotlights in your ceiling you are going to rapidly reduce the acoustic and fire integrity of the ceiling. By fitting soundproof hoods you can maintain the fire rating while bring the ceiling back to within 1 db of the acoustic rating of an untouched ceiling.

Fireproof acoustic downlighters fit above suspended ceilings in roof areas, or where floorboards are already in place. Offering effective airborne and impact sound absorption, as well as fire integrity for 60 minutes.

With the increased use of downlighters, unfortunately, the integrity of the plasterboard and suspended ceilings can be reduced to 4 minutes of protection. Our downlighter covers effectively restore the integrity required by the British Standard Regulation requirement. Also, the covers are available in many standard sizes, other sizes are available to order. Furthermore, they are easy to install in about five minutes from below or above the ceiling. Moreover, with cable entries on top, the intumescent covers ventilate to avoid light fittings overheating.

Our electrical and plumbing products meet IET wiring regulations as well as Document B & E of Building Regulations tested to European and British Standards.

The maximum light fitting allows a minimum of 80mm diameter and 25mm height between fitting cut out and recessed height respectively and cover.


  • Maintains the fire rating of plasterboard or suspended ceilings rated up to 4 hours
  • Available in standard and acoustic forms, preventing sound transfer from different floors of a building up to 63dB
  • Can be made to accommodate downlighters alone, or downlighter/transformer combos
  • Downlighter cages are a sturdier option, allowing for insulation to be laid over the top after they are fixed in place – ideal for lofts
  • Can be used to improve the fire rating of ceiling-mounted speakers as well as downlighters
  • The range also contains downlighter adaptors which can convert existing light fittings to fire resistant, low-energy units, saving up to 40W per light whilst providing 66 minutes of fire protection
  • Easily installed in 5 minutes or less. Custom sizes made to order.

Application Instructions

  • Lead the cable from the transformer through the pre-cut downlight aperture in the ceiling
  • Pierce the cable entry point in the top of the cover with a sharp object, creating an opening large enough to suit the cable size
  • Feed sufficient cable through the opening for the connection
  • Compress the cover and pass it through the aperture in the ceiling
  • Open out the cover once inside the ceiling, away from the light fitting
  • Using the two supplied pins, fasten opposite inner flanges of the cover to the plasterboard
  • Insert the light fitting and fasten the closing mechanism over the inner flaps of the downlighter cover to seal the opening
  • Downlighter covers require a minimum of 40mm horizontal clearance and 15mm vertical clearance
  • Cages are rigid and require no clearance, meaning that insulation can be packed around them as long as it does not cover the ventilation holes

Here are the main details for this product:


Type 0 - 150mm D x 120mm H - Max light size 70mm D x 105mm H
Type 1 - 130mm D x 70mm H - Max light size 50mm D x 55mm H
Type 2 - 130mm D x 100mm H - Max light size 50mm D x 85mm H
Type 3 - 130mm D x 140mm H - Max light size 50mm D x 125mm H
Type 4 - 180mm D x 130mm H - Max light size 100mm D x 110mm H
Type 5 - 180mm D x 170mm H - Max light size 100mm D x 150mm H
Type 6 - 260mm D x 120mm H - Max light size 180mm D x 100mm H
Type 7 - 260mm D x 230mm H - Max light size 180mm D x 210mm H
Type 8 - 300mm D x 170mm H - Max light size 220mm D x 150mm H
Type 9 - 350mm D x 230mm H - Max light size 270mm D x 210mm H

Thickness: NA

Pack Size:

1 Hood

Weight: NA

Density: NA

Coverage: 0.0 sqm

Fire rating: TBC

Thermal Conductivity:

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Installation Instructions

Fitting the hoods couldn’t be simpler and we have full instructions to help guide you:

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