You've purchased your first ceiling speaker. Exciting, right? Within a few days you'll be soaking up the superb audio quality of our models, or singing your heart out to your favourite rock ballads.
But before curating your playlists and figuring out where your next speaker is going to go, you should consider how you keep up to date with the latest regulations on fire and acoustic integrity.
Are you up to date with the latest regulations on wiring through ceilings? If you're not an electrician, the answer is probably no. So let us explain what they are, and how we can help you comply.
According to the IEE and building regulations, which are the national standard to which all domestic and industrial wiring must conform, "Where a wiring system passes through elements of building construction..... the opening remaining after the passage of the wiring system shall be sealed according to the degree of fire resistance required of the element concerned."
When your Lithe Audio ceiling speaker is installed, depending on your construction type the aperture created in your ceiling may compromise the fire rating of your home or business. So to help you comply with the latest regulations, we've designed two super effective fire hoods to fit over your existing units.
Comprising a fireproof layer as well as a range of fire protection measures, our hoods are easy to install and will offer greater peace of mind.
As well as a fire safety solution, we've introduced a new model designed to combat acoustic leakage. Our Fire and Acoustic Hood 270 units work to absorb backwards sound waves going from your ceiling speakers into rooms upstairs. This ensures your music will be hitting only those areas you intend it to. Which is especially important if any sleeping beauties upstairs may resent those rousing ACDC choruses you love to belt out!
Aesthetically, our hoods fit perfectly with the sleek Lithe Audio style our speakers offer. They are designed to be as inconspicuous as possible, all the while offering all-round fire protection. They are suitable for installation in plaster board ceilings, and offer a quick and simple install.
We here at Lithe Audio are committed to delivering exciting home entertainment solutions, but we're also keen to make sure they are a perfect fit for you. Which means making sure that your new gadgets comply with all the latest regulations. Our fire hoods are just one of the ways we're continually striving to make awesome top-of-the-range products work for your household. They are well made, affordable, and will offer peace of mind for you and your family.