Fire protection

Fire safety encompasses two aspects:

  • Equipment must be selected and installed in a fashion that prevents them from causing fires due to increases in temperature during normal operation as well as in the event of malfunctions. To this end, the reaction to fire in terms of material, installation surface and any surfaces impacted by temperature as well as the minimum distance from flammable materials must be observed.

  • Equipment must further feature sufficient resistance to fire and combustion. This aspect covers the possible hazard of flammable equipment components, particularly plastics, promoting the spread of fire.

Generally, luminaires do not feature active fire safety functionalities, meaning they cannot be employed in the context of structural fire protection measures (see chapter 2.1.12.3 "Fire safety properties").

Safety requirements contained in standards, accident prevention regulations and safety regulations regarding luminaires in specific applications and environmental conditions are outlined in chapter 2.2. It includes subsection 2.2.1 "Work locations exposed to fire hazards".