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Pilot surface-mount 12v steplights with frosted lens illuminate steps where wall material doesn’t lend itself to recessed lighting, such as dry stone walls or deck board surrounds. The fine sandblasted finish of this brass model will weather to an ochre colour to blend with sandstone, timber and buff brick. Pilot uses a 12v G4 10w or 20w tungsten halogen capsule lamp, or the new 3w CAPLED low energy l.e.d lamp with output similar to a 20w halogen lamp. Pilot with eyelid is preferred where soft downward lighting is required over steps or around a terrace, and has been used to provide diffuse lighting from pergola beams. Pilot has a 1m cable fitted, usually for connection to a cable from a transformer or power supply with a T9962 cable joint kit or T9962 cable splice kit.


Choosing the style of a product is only part of the equation you must also think of where that product will be used and how it will be installed. All exterior lighting products on our web site have a IP rating which is explained further in our design ideas section but in simple terms the IP rating is appropriate to each light fitting and its intended application and is therefore fit for purpose. Water ingress is the enemy for outdoor lighting and the products supplied are only as good as the installation as the weakest point is always cable and transformer joints. All joint must be made 100% water tight and this can be done using heat shrink kits, waterproof junction boxes which are then filled with a resin mix. All joints where possible should be made above ground for easy access and reduced water ingress. When installing ground buried lights adequate drainage systems should be put in place especially in clay based soil areas. If possible use ground surface spike lights rather than a buried light.  Mains 240v cable will have less joints than a low voltage installation but care must be taken with the cable runs.

All exterior lights must be installed by a certified NIC EIC electrician and should be signed off by an electrician with Part P certification. all cable joints must be 100% watertight. There are a selection of waterproof jointing kits and boxes available on this web site.

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 colour 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 at fast food restaurants to make you feel less comfortable and relaxed and feel 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 colour scheme in mind and make sure to buy the bulb with a colour temperature to match. 

Step lighting example


Item Specifications

Lamp description: G4 12v halogen 10-20w, or CAPLED led lamp
Voltage: 12 Volt
IP rating: IP55
Depth: 50mm
Material Finish: Fine sandblasted cast brass
diameter: 100mm