Low Voltage Garden Lights
The 12v 'Decimax 100' is a circular recessed light with a 100mm or 120mm diameter. The face plate is crafted from durable solid brass
with a rustic bronze finish, which blends in well with outdoor surroundings, especially in areas with a more traditional
theme. A hard protective sleeving and a long 5m cable results in an easy installation process with fewer unwanted cable joins.
The sleeving also adds to the durability of the fitting, further protecting the lower section of aluminium which can be mounted
into brick (driveway or wall), decking or the ground. Cut out 87mm.
Lamp colour ( Kelvins )
The colour of a lamp is defined as a measurement called kelvins. A standard GLS light bulb in your house would be 2,700 kelvins
which is in the warm colour spectrum and a lamp with 6,000 kelvins would be at the very cold white spectrum. Getting the
right colour temperature of a lamp does matter as the warm coulour wavelength helps to soften skin tones and gives a warm
soft relaxed feel and at the other end of the scale a 4,000 to 6,000 kelvin lamp colour would be used in offices or
a fast food restaurants to make you feel less comfortable and relaxed and more alert. There’s nothing that can sour your
opinion of a compact fluorescent or LED lamp like buying a 4000K or 5000K bulb when you meant to buy a 2700K bulb,
or vice-versa. When you buy a new, energy efficient bulb, keep your application and color scheme in mind and make sure to
buy the bulb with a color temperature to match.
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 cables together. Please ensure that
your electrician is NIC EIC certified and has done exterior lighting installations before. Also ensure that all rubber gaskets
are clean and dry before screwing down the front glass and bezel for a water tight seal.
Care should be taken for the environment and local wildlife to maintain the ecological balance. Insects, bats, wildlife can
all be effected by light pollution. The warmer colour spectrum of ( 2,700 Kelvins ) does not interfere with
insects and general wildlife as much as the blue colour spectrum of light around 6,000 kelvins which can disrupt their normal
night time activity. This also applies to bats where a anti glare light fittings works better as well as reducing the overall
light pollution in the area. You must also be mindful of your neighbors and the effect your lighting can have on them and
shining a 500w tungsten halogen flood light in to their windows at night will cause them distress. Try to keep the light
in a downward position and local to the items you want to illuminate and even if you want to illuminate tall trees it can
be done in a sympathetic way by placing a ground buried or surface spike flood light directly under the trees to illuminate
the canopy. Some light fittings also have a anti glare shield fitted to reduce light pollution.