Lampshade materials should be tested for fire resistance to comply with BS EN 60598-1-2008, the British Standard for Luminaries. If you make lampshades with our PVC based products, they will be fire resistant because our PVC has been tested with the Lighting Association Laboratories and has passed the glow wire test. Fabrics, Textiles or Paper that is laminated to our PVC will become fire resistant.
Glow Wire Test
Our PVC material has been tested in the Lighting Association Laboratories and has passed the glow wire test.
Fabrics, Textiles or Paper that is laminated to our PVC will become fire resistant.
To download our test certificates click here.
To download our test certificates click here
Alternatives to PVC
We understand and respect the need for environmentally friendly materials, so we offer an option, BOARD
Made from 100% elemental chlorine free wood pulps source from carefully managed and renewed forests our Board is an environmentally friendly material. However, the board is NOT Fire Resistant and will not pass the glow wire test. To get round this you can treat / apply a fireproof spray for fire protection
Fire Proofing Spray
If you want to use the board, we recommend you use our fireproof spray for protection.
Click here for more details.
For more information on British standards and regulations see the links below
The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 Click here
The Lighting Association guide on "How to get into lighting".Click here