Symmetric is a standard type of light fitting and means the lamp is set to the centre of the light fitting ( see example below ) and throws the light directly at the object for illumination but lots of the light also goes wasted in to the air creating light pollution.. Ideal at a base of a tree to illuminate the canopy or to illuminate a façade of a building.
Metal halide lights are very punchy and last a long time. They do not like to be switched on and of constantly as they need to cool down between re strike. warm white 2,700 kelvins and cool white 4,000 kelvins are available.
All recessed luminaries must have adequate drainage beneath each fitting to allow water to disperse, especially in clay based soil beds. All cable joint must be 100% watertight and there a number or waterproof transformer boxes and heat shrink cable joint kits on our web site to choose from. We would advise that all connections and transformer be kept above ground where possible as the weakest link in any exterior garden electrical installation is joining cablestogether.
If you feel that adequate drainage may be an issue then we would advise using a surface mounted spike light and keep all joints above ground. The Apollo range of light fittings has a choice of beam angles and glare shield options and can be found at the bottom of the surface ground lights section.
Please ensure that your electrician is NIC EIC certified and has done exterior lighting installations before.
|Lamp description:||HQI-TS / CDM-TD 70 Watt|
|Cut out:||24.5 x 24.5 cm|
|Installation depth:||17.5 cm|
|Max wattage:||70 Watt|
|IP rating:||IP 67|
|Materials:||aluminium / stainless steel 316|