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The Stella is a E27 version for 240v energy-saving, long life compact fluorescent lamps up to 15 watts - recommended for driveway and path lighting, especially if timer-operated for long periods. This minimises energy consumption and lamp replacement. The Stella may be bolted to paving and slabs or to an optional ground-mount which can be installed in concrete prior to electrical installation. An optional ground spike is available for installation in planting and lawn areas.

Colour/Finish: Graphite powder coated aluminium
IP Rating: IP54
Construction: Machined from solid metal tubing Opal glass is framed by top cap, louvres and screw-on base ring which allows the top to be unscrewed for easy lamp replacement.
 Input Voltage: 240v Lamp Type: E27 240v energy-saving, long life compact fluorescent lamps up to 20 watts or E27 LED lamps. (Order lamps separately)
 Installation: Pre-wired with 2m rubber cable for connection via T9969 underground joint kit: the installer may shorten the fitted cable to make a weatherproof connection inside the base of the light using a gasketed 65mm conduit box or similar weatherproof junction box.

Using a single RCD for large numbers of 240v fittings is not recommended due to the risk of nuisance tripping. We advise the use of separate RCD protection for each circuit and a maximum of 12 fittings per RCD. Where a garden lighting installation of more than 12 spike mount or recessed lights per circuit is proposed, we suggest the installation of 12v units with transformers, which results in a significantly higher fault tolerance and reliability in the total installation. 

Bollard types and spacing

Bollard lights are available in a massive choice of styles, finish and lamp options. You need to think about how the light will be used for example a small garden pathway, the main driveway, to illuminate steps etc.  If you are within 20 km of the coast you should think about using the wooden bollards or marine grade 316 stainless steel. Some bollards have built in LED lamps  and they generally offer lower levels of light ( lumen's ) than say a compact fluorescent. Also if the lamp is an integral part of the bollard then it can not be replaced if it fails in future so you will have to purchase a complete new bollard. There are bollards that use GU10 lamps and in this case can be changed for a ECO friendly GU10 LED lamp. The spacing of the bollards will depend on the lamp output, louvre design, height etc but a general rule of thumb would be no less than 3 mtrs and no more than 12 mtrs apart. The shorter distance would be for garden pathways and the longer distance is for long driveways.



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.

All exterior lights must be installed by a certified NIC EIC electrical contractor and all cable joints must be 100% watertight. There are a selection of waterproof jointing kits and boxes available on this web site.