Down light regulations
The low down on the down light regulations
All new down light installations in New Zealand after May 10 2012, are required to be upgraded to a new down light standard, so that thermal insulation can safely be abutted to a down light.
Why were changes made?
EECA, "Warm Up New Zealand" had a campaign which promoted greater levels of house insulation which were generally 200mm thick.
Initially inexperienced Insulation Installation contractors were involved.
Unregulated insulation products with low ignition levels are universally available.