The Glow Wire Test is conducted on any flammable insulating materials used in our luminaires to evaluate their resistance to flame and ignition. Our products are designed to withstand extreme temperatures. We design our luminaires with the use of combustible plastic materials.
Using a nickel-chromium glow-wire heated to 650°C or 850°C, the parts are subjected to the test described in IEC 60695-2-11. The tip of the heated glow-wire to be applied to the surface of the sample (30 seconds before withdrawal). This is met if any flame/glowing of the sample extinguishes within 30 seconds of withdrawing the glow wire. Compliance with the BS EN 60598-1 standard.
Any burning or molten droplets do not ignite a piece of tissue paper placed under the sample. This is specified in standard IEC 60695-2-11.
Product testing is vital to ensure our luminaires remain up to our standard. To find out on other ways in which we test our luminaires, in our lab click below: