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Local Lighting Company first in NZ to receive IC-F rating

Media Release 3 September 2012


Local Lighting Company first in NZ to receive IC-F rating

ecopoint, a local company specialising in providing high quality, environmentally friendly LED lighting solutions, has announced that its small panel lighting range has received the sought after IC-F rating, awarded by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ), New Zealand’s premier accreditation body.

The IC-F rating is the highest classification in its category and means that building insulation can safely and continuously be exposed to a temperature of 90 degrees Celsius, and is permitted to abut and cover the luminaire – effectively that insulation can lay right on top of the light fitting. To achieve the IC-F classification, ecopoint’s ecoLED panel lights underwent a number of rigorous and independent tests relating to the degree of contact that is allowed between it: the light fitting, and the surrounding building insulation.

Paul Wilton, ecopoint’s Director, said: “We are thrilled to have received this certification, and are extremely proud to be the first LED light in the market to achieved this. While these panels have many different applications, we believe the IC-F certification will make this product increasingly popular in the domestic market. This certification means that installation is truly a breeze and installing ecoLED panel lights will not interfere with the effectiveness of a home’s insulation.”

ecopoint’s ecoLED panel light are an eco-friendly alternative to a traditional downlight. They come in a range of colours and sizes and can be used in a variety of settings, from offices to homes. Possessing the IC-F rating sets the product apart even further, as it is the only light of its sort with the rating. Lights with no such rating must maintain a minimum 100mm clearance, which makes them even less effective at preventing heat loss, one of the main problems associated with traditional downlights.

ecopoint is 100% New Zealand owned and operated company. Their range of super-efficient LED lights, which includes panel lights, fluorescent tubes, flood lights and high bays, can significantly reduce the amount of power used for lighting, by up to 70%. Their ultra long life span substantially cuts down on maintenance and replacement costs associated with standard fluorescent lights, all while being less harmful on the environment. ecopoint’s lights don’t flicker, are UV and mercury free and are 100% recyclable, and crucially, are easily retrofitted. They also come with a three year warranty.

“We have a track record for innovation in the field of energy efficient products, and this rating is just one more point of difference. Our LED lighting products stand head and shoulders above the rest in terms of quality, reliability, safety, and ease of installation. When you add those qualities to the fact that you save money on your power bill and have less impact on the environment, the choice is easy - our ecoLED panel lights are difficult to beat.”

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