Belle, 12V, adjustable spike spread light, copper
12V Path Light / Garden Light
The Belle copper is a 12v Spreadlight with a difference. A secure polished brass serated clamp joint enables the head to be adjusted and angled in various directions, a lot like a spot light, ideal as a path light or lighting areas of low planting. The brass detail also adds further character to the overall finish of the fitting. Made from real copper, it will oxidise over time creating a 'verdigris' finish, blending into a garden environment. The underside of the shade has a white powder coated finish which acts as a reflector, as well as a clear domed diffuser, together enhancing the light emitted and directing all light downwards and outwards - spreadlighting, downlighting, and spot lighting in one. A four fin polycarbonate ground spike with anchor is supplied as standard with the fitting for easy mounting into soft ground, although our Charleston Brass Spike could also be used if preferred.
A G4 LED capsule is available below (optional), which is the perfect replacement for 12v halogen G4 lamps, as they use far less energy and have a longer
A G4 LED capsule is available below (optional), which is the perfect replacement
for 12v halogen G4 lamps, as they use far less energy and have a longer lifespan.
LED lamps offer energy savings over the traditional halogen lamps and are
also cool to touch and safe around children. Warm white and cool white are available
and the cool white works well when illuminating shrubs and trees where as the warm
white works better on brickwork and wood.
80% Typical energy savings using LED lamps
Low voltage is the safer option in the garden due to the ground being dug etc. You
will need to use a transformer which matches the lamp voltage, for example if you
had 6 fittings each with a MR16 35w lamp that would be 6 x 35w = 210 watts so you
would need a transformer that was about 250 va as you need some spare capacity on
it to function correctly. Standard MR16 low voltage lamps can use either an electronic
or standard toroidal type transformer but if you decide to use LED lamps then they
work best on the toroidal type transformer.
We recommend you use the heat shrink kits for cable jointing and also waterproof
enclosures with the hard setting resin compound to minimise the risk of water ingress.
Please try and make all terminations above ground where there is less chance of
water ingress. All installations should be done by a NIC EIC electrical contractor
to ensure a safe and 100% water tight installation. Waterproof joint kits and boxes
are available from our web site.
Example of transformer loadings
2 mt 2 core 0.75 cable included
G4 20w MAX
Ground spike included