Does this ceiling speaker fire hood fit every loudspeaker?
Specifically designed for flush mount loudspeakers, the HOODY7 ceiling speaker fire hood is a great installation accessory. The fire hood diameter of 265mm and 160mm depth make it ideal for most 5″ to 7″ speakers. This means you can easiliy add fire protection to any medium sized ceiling speaker.
This ceiling speakeer fire hood meets all EU and UK building and IEE regs resulting in getting your works signed off so much quicker. Fire rating of up to 90 minutes provides great protection and is compliant with Parts B, L, C and E.
Fire hoods, do I need to use one?
Cutting a hole in a ceiling compromises the integrity of that ceiling. As a result, there is also an increase of risk that fire can spread quickly into the exposed void. The HOODY® range of Fire and Acoustic speaker hoods solve that problem for you. All your installations can conform to the latest IEE and Building Regulations simply by adding these to your installation.
Fitting an acoustic fire hood is easy ao do it for all ceiling speakers, it just makes sense! 30 minute fire rated ceilings need to conform, therfore fitting of fire hoods to all loudspeakers is essential. If you’re unsure then be safe… always fit a hood!
A good example of where to fit fire hoods would be in a domestic dwelling. A standard two storey house should have hoods fitted to any ground floor speakers. Further protection for the first floor would need added to a three storey development. This will add protection to the floors above and provide valuable time for evacuation by slowing the spread of a fire. Above all, you’ll be helping to save lives by fitting a simple fire hood to you speaker.
Are there any acoustic benefits from fire hoods?
The HOODY 7 does not is not made from acoustic material and as a result will offer no control for you. The HOODY1 is a comparable version that add acoustic benefits as well as fire protection. In contrast to the HOODY7, the HOODY1 will reduce backwards sound leakage from the speakers into the void therefore reducing noise into rooms above. This is ideal when installing speakers under kids bedrooms or quiet office spaces.