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Compact spike light, Black powder coat, mains 240v, GU10, IP65


The E4132 Elipta Compact Spike Spotlight is an adjustable 240v spike spotlight typically used for spotlighting focal points, uplighting small trees with  a 5w 36° LED lamp and shrub border lighting with a 5w 60° LED lamp. Black powder-coated aluminium finish makes this spotlight inconspicuous when positioned in planting at the front of the border to light shrubs, trees and focal points behind. 240v models utilise GU10 LED lamps which means there is no need for a transformer. It has a flush lens which sheds water and leaf litter and is easy to clean. Each fitting is pre flexed with 2m of cable. 


Installation 

240v Spike spotlights need their own circuit from an existing or new fuse box. The box must be protected by a residual current device (RCD) and controlled with a double-pole isolating switch. As a general rule of thumb, the armoured cables need to be run underground- at least 450mm with weatherproof junction boxes. Use an electrician qualified under 'Part P' building regulations to install any mains electricity outdoors who will certify the work properly.

12 Months Warranty with this fitting. Outdoor garden lighting specialists, in most cases, prefer to use E4131N 12v fitting which carries a 24 months warranty as standard .

All exterior lighting products on our web site have an 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 joints. All joints must be made 100% water tight and this can be done using IP68 inline connectors, waterproof junction boxes which are then filled with a resin or gel 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. Also mains cable should be SWA rubber and not PVC.


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.




Example of energy efficient lamps

Choosing the right lamp is a combination of 3 main factors, Lumen's, Kelvins and efficiency. Efficiency matters because you want the maximum light output possible ( Lumen's ) from the minimum amounts of watts consumed. The latest LED lamps will reduce energy bills with no loss of light output and helps the environment too. 


            

                                        
                     

Lamp colour ( Kelvins )


The colour of a lamp is defined as a measurement called kelvins. A standard GLS light bulb in your house would be 2,700 kelvins which is in the warm colour spectrum and a lamp with 5,000 kelvins would be at the very cold white spectrum. Getting the right colour temperature of a lamp does matter as the warm colour wavelength helps to soften the tone of the area and gives a warm soft relaxed feel and ideal for colourful flower beds and rockery areas especially with wooden bark and at the other end of the scale a 4,000 to 5,000 kelvin lamp colour would be used against a light background such as white walls or to accentuate grey blueish foliage in shrubs and small trees.  When you buy a new, energy efficient bulb, keep your application and colour scheme in mind and make sure to buy the bulb with a colour temperature to match. 






Item Specifications

colour: stainless steel, Green, black, Natural Copper, Rustic Brown
Voltage: 12 Volt, 240 volt, 220 - 240v
IP rating: IP 65
Bulb Type: GU10