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Frequently asked questions

Can your downlights be used under insulation?

Yes, all Visionary downlights have compliance to be abutted and covered by New Zealand approved insulation unless otherwise stated. The only exception is macerated paper and Insulfluf – which is not approved by us to be used around or near a Visionary product.

Can I use a different brand driver on your lighting product?

No, you risk losing electrical safety compliance for the product as our products are tested as a full ‘unit’ with the lamp and driver. Using an unapproved driver on any Visionary lamp will void our warranty.

Are your product drivers Class II SELV?

The output terminals on all Phoenix Series LED drivers are compliant to Class 2 SELV – Double insulation (safety extra low voltage) provided that the input terminal cover is used. Commercial products carry a number of insulation standards. Please check the technical datasheet for the class insulation classification.

Can your lights be installed near coastal areas?

Visionary recessed downlights are developed with a specially designed powder coat or machining process (model dependent) to handle the harsh New Zealand landscape. These are also sealed with a hermetic lens so are protected from salt spray. Please note that attached LED driver must not encounter liquid or salt spray and therefore should be installed in a location in the roof cavity where this will not occur. Visionary commercial products carry a variety of ratings for usage cases and this data can be found by contacting Visionary or by reviewing the product technical datasheet.

Where are your lights made?

All Visionary New Zealand Collection luminaires are designed and developed in New Zealand and assembled in Christchurch by our team of experienced technicians. Product materials are sourced locally and internationally in Europe, America, South Korea and the PRC. All Visionary International Collection luminaires are made in the PRC to strict Visionary specifications unless otherwise stated.

How long is the warranty on your product range?

Please refer to our product technical datasheets or brochure documentation to determine product warranty for the product. Generally Visionary products carry a 5-10 year warranty depending on product family and whether they are used in residential or commercial applications.

What trim options do i have?

Visionary recessed luminaires are available in white trims in all product options. Level three recessed luminaires are additionally available in matte black and brushed aluminum (excluding Iris Tilt). Visionary commercial products carry a varying portfolio of colours. Please check the product datasheet for further information.

Can your drivers be used under insulation?

Yes, unless otherwise stated by us or marked on the product, our drivers can be safely used under New Zealand approved insulation types. The only exception is macerated paper and Insulfluf – which is not approved by us to be used around or near a Visionary product.

Are your products dimmable & will my dimmer work?

In most cases, your existing dimmer should be compatible. We do however carry a dataset that provides dimmer compatibility information and it can also be found on your product instruction manual. If in doubt, give us a call and we can help you out.

Are your drivers attached with a 2 or 3 pin plug?

No, we use a 3 pole input slot system using XXL input terminals and a screw-less terminal cover for easy cable termination. We use this as an easy method of product installation that has no additional costs to the installer and is faster to install – meaning a lower cost to the end customer.

What does New Zealand Collection and International Collection mean?

Visionary New Zealand collection luminaires are developed by Visionary in New Zealand and are assembled in New Zealand. Visionary International luminaires are either developed by Visionary or co-developed with authorized partners to our standards and are assembled in China unless otherwise stated.

Can the general public purchase Visionary products?

Visionary is a developer and wholesaler of lighting products to the electrical trade industry and does not sell products to the general public. There is a very small number of exceptions for public sales if you are in remote regions not serviced by Visionary clients. Please contact us for more information.