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With over 27 years experience you can rely on our dedicated and qualified team in all prescribed and non prescribed electrical work, there’s not much we can’t do. From replacing a power point to wiring some of Auckland’s most sophisticated homes. If you’re looking to upgrade your bathroom, modernise your kitchen or  add street appeal to your home with landscape lighting.

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0800 111 374

021 768-723 or 09 837-1975

Does any of your required electrical work include:

  • Home Automation, Wiser-Clipsal C-bus, Vantage, Dynalite, Control 4, AMX, Lighting, Underfloor-Heating, Blinds, Curtains, Pools, Spa’s, Audio, Garage Doors, Gates, Landscape Lighting, Irrigation.
  • Multi Room Audio, Touch Screens, Keypads, Speakers, music Servers, Ipad/Ipod doc’s.
  • Multi Room Video, Projectors, Plasma’s, LCD/LED TV’s, Multi Room SKY.
  • Phone and Data, Cat 5/6, PABX’s, Computer Networks.
  • Gate Automation, Automatic Gate Openers, Intercoms, Remote Control Access.
  • Access Control, Key-less Entry, Proximity Readers.
  • CCTV, Closed Circuit Television, WiFi Camera’s, HID Recorders.
  • Power Hire, 3 Phase Life Guards, 3 Phase Extension Leads, Multi Boxes, Single Phase Extension Leads, PDL to C-Form 3 Phase 32amp Adapters, In-Line 3 Phase 32amp RCD Boxes.
  • All Electrical Installation & Maintenance, Mains, Switch Gear replacement & Additions, Pre-Wire’s, Rewires, Hot Water Cylinders, Switch & Meter Board Upgrades, Data Cabling, Electrical Testing, Lighting Installations, Motor home & Caravan Installations, Temporary Power Hire.
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Source Electrical Ltd

Registered Electricians

PO Box 21090 Henderson

Auckland 0650

0800 111 374

Phone (09) 837-1975

Mobile 021 768 723   021 SOURCE (Andor van Vugt)


Specific Requirements for Recessed Light Fittings and Their Auxiliary Equipment 

Specific requirements for recessed light fittings and their auxiliary equipment 

We should all be aware of the significant new changes to the ECP-54 “Electrical Code of Practice” relating to insulation and recessed light fittings.

With higher mandatory levels of insulation required by New Zealand building code, to create more thermally efficient insulated homes and with the use of energy efficient recessed light fittings we can all benefit.

PROBLEM The use of “unsafe” recessed lights with combustible “non flammable” insulation material requires a larger clearance between the insulation and the recessed light as pictured in diagram on left. This results in heat loss and making it more costly to heat the home. Unrated recessed lights that do not have a built in thermal cut out are not deemed a fail safe option.

SOLUTION By using a non combustible insulation like Pink Batts and a CA-“Close Abutted” rated recessed light fitting with thermal cut out. This allows the insulation to be abutted directly against the recessed fitting reducing heat loss and making it more efficient to heat your home as pictured in diagram above.


(O) Open     “Occupied Space” and the “Concealed Space” is greater than 15% of the area of the hole cut in the ceiling into which the light fitting is fitted.

(R) Restricted      “Occupied space” and the “Concealed Space” is greater than 5% but not more than15% of the area of the hole cut in the ceiling into which the light fitting is fitted.

(C) Closed      “Occupied Space” and the “Concealed Space” is not more than 5% of the area ofthe hole cut in the ceiling into which the light fitting is fitted.

(FR) Fire Resistant Rated      “Occupied Space” and the “Concealed Space” and does not compromise the fire resistance rating of the space.

(AR) Acoustic      “Occupied Space” and the “Concealed Space” and does not compromise the acoustic rating of the space.


(A) Abutted      The hole made in the insulation material is of the same size as the hole made in the ceiling surface for the light.

(R) Standard 0.1m      The hole made in the insulation material is approx 0.1m (100mm) larger on each side of the fitting than the size of the hole made in the ceiling surface for the light.

Recessed Down-light CA Ratings

Recessed luminaries that have the Non-IC rating cannot be installed near insulation therefor cannot be used in residential applications.

Any luminaire that is unmarked is considered to be Non-IC.

It’s important to note that most drivers and transformers must be mounted on top of the insulation. If you are intending to cover your down lights your electrician and builder will need to be involved to ensure correct installation. Feel free to ask us installation instructions on such down lights.

These are mandatory and they must be adhered to as per the new standards of recessed down lights AS/NZS 60598.2.2

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