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 joint than a low voltage
installation but care must be taken with the cable runs.
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 neighbours 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.
All the luminaries on our web site have been specifically designed fit for purpose and assigned a relevant IP rating which denotes the amount of protection that is required from water and dust. More information on IP ratings can be found in the design ideas section on this web site.
|colour:||stainless steel, black, Satin Silver, Natural Copper, Rustic Bronze|
|Voltage:||220 - 240v, 12 Volt|
|Max wattage:||50w 5w LED Recommended|
|IP rating:||IP 65|
|Suggested lamp:||2 x GU10|
|Product Type:||3mm Thick Anodised Aluminium Body|
|addional information:||Tempered Glass Diffusers|
|cabling:||3 Core (240v) 0.75mm² H05RN-F 2.0m|