The Smartspike 60 spike light is a stylish 60mm diameter spotlight, ideal for use in any garden or outdoor space to uplight and highlight, plants, trees or statues. This matte green powder coated finish is perfect for blending in with natural surroundings and foliage, ensuring only the effect of the light is visible and not the source of the light. It has a 2.5mm thick aluminium body and tempered glass diffuser to provide added durability to this IP65 outdoor spot light. A number of alternative finishes are available, including Stainless Steel, Copper, Satin Silver and Black, as well as twin spike lightsand matching adjustable and twin surface mounted spot lights.
This Smartspike 60 is supplied with either 2m or 5m of 3 core H05RNF cable (approx.). The longer cable length means larger spaces can be left between each fitting with less cable joints.
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.
The amount of light that is produced by a lamp is called lumens and the more lumens the lamp has the brighter it will be. Lumens work in conjunction with kelvins and should not be taken in isolation of each other. For example if you had a very warm white lamp at 2,700 kelvins and it produced 300 lumens and you then had another lamp which was a cool white 6,000 kelvins which also produced 300 lumens the cooler lamp colour would always appear brighter to the naked eye than the warmer one this is due to the receptors in the eye that react better to a white light spectrum. Another factor on how bright a light may appear is contrast. So if you shine a white 6,000 kelvin light onto a dark wall and a warm 2,700 Kelvin lamp onto a white wall the warmer lamp would appear brighter due to the contrast of the material it is focused on. So when choosing a lamp always take into account the area you want to illuminate and think about Kelvins (colour ), Lumens ( brightness) and contrast (colour of area).
|Voltage:||220 - 240v|
|Max wattage:||50 Watt|
|IP rating:||IP 65|
|Materials:||Aluminium & Tempered Glass|
|Dimensions:||Head Only): 110mm x 60mm|
|cabling:||2m of H05RNF cable|
|Ground spike dimensions:||Spike Length: 250mm approx.|