The Smartspot is an elegant and streamline outdoor spotlight with an adjustable head available in 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel. It can be wall mounted as well as mounted on wooden decking. This GU10 stainless steel spotlight has an up or down adjustment but can also be rotated a full 360 degrees by simply adjusting the securing allen screws at the side.
Crafted from durable (IP65) and smart marine grade (316) stainless steel, this outdoor spotlight has a contemporary look and a high quality feel. It is especially suited to harsher weather environments.
The longer than normal body on this adjustable spotlight can accommodate GU10 LED bulbs which are often longer than the standard Halogen 240v bulbs. Lighting for gardens benefit hugely with the use of LED bulbs; it means that landscape lighting can be very cost effective due to low wattage, and virtually maintenance free due to the long lifespan of LEDs.
Care must be taken when installing exterior lighting products especially those that are ground mounted. All the products
are sold and tested fit for purpose and the IP rating is set according to the design and purpose of the luminaire, more
details on IP ratings can be found under design ideas section. The weakest point is generally the installation of the
product where adequate drainage has not been made for ground buried lights or poor cable joints have been made which
are not 100% water tight and will allow for water penetration. There are a number of waterproof enclosures available
on this site along with heat shrink cable joint kits and resin gel packs to fill the junction boxes to make a watertight
enclosure. Where possible try and keep all joints and transformers above ground, however if this is not possible there
are potted burial kits available.
Lamp colour ( Kelvins )
Lamp colour is determined by the Kelvins and a lamp which is 2700 kelvin is classed as warm white and sympathetic
to skin tones and warm brickwork. A kelvin of 6500k is in the blueish white spectrum and works well against a white
background and will appear brighter to the naked eye than the warm colour spectrum.
Light output ( Lumen's )
All lamps have a lumen number and the higher the lumen number the brighter the lamp, however colour of the lamp (kelvins
) also comes in to play here as a whiter lamp at 6,000 kelvins and above would always appear brighter to the naked eye than
a warmer colour lamp at the 2,700 kelvins light spectrum even if it has the same lumen output. A halogen 150w R7 lamp
that is used in a standard garden security flood light would produce around 2,300 lumens and a 26w compact fluorescent would
produce around 1,800 lumens. Placing lights closer to the item to be illuminated is a good way of using a lower lumen
lamp rather than trying to flood light a big area.