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Cusco, black wall amenity light, IP65, 26w compact fluorescent


The Cusco is a modern exterior wall light fitting suitable for use in both domestic and commercial environments. It provides a high light output whilst also maintaining low energy consumption, this is possible due to the 3 sides that the light can penetrate the opal diffuser and the use of compact fluorescent lamps.

The fitting is designed to be low key and fit flush to the wall and the clean lines make it easy to keep clean.

The 26w compact fluorescent lamp produces around 1,800 lumens

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.

Lamp colour ( Kelvins )

Lamp colour is determined by the Kelvins and a lamp which is  2,700 kelvins  is classed as warm white and is sympathetic to skin tones and warm brickwork. A lamp with a kelvin of 6500 is in the  cold blueish white spectrum and works well against a white background and will appear brighter to the naked eye than the warmer colour spectrum.

Light output ( Lumens )

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.

Environmental impact

Care should be taken for the environment and local wildlife to maintain the ecological balance. Insects, bats, wildlife can all be effected by  light pollution. The warmer colour spectrum of  ( 2,700 Kelvins ) does not interfere with insects and general wildlife as much as the blue colour spectrum of light around 6,000 kelvins which can disrupt their normal night time activity. This also applies to bats where a anti glare light fittings works better as well as reducing the overall light pollution in the area. You must also be mindful of your neighbors and the effect your lighting can have on them and shining a 500w tungsten halogen flood light in to their windows at night will cause them distress. Try to keep the light in a downward position and local to the items you want to illuminate and even if you want to illuminate tall trees it can be done in a sympathetic way by placing a ground buried or surface spike flood light directly under the trees to illuminate the canopy. Some light fittings also have a anti glare shield fitted to reduce light pollution.

Features

IP65
ECO friendly
Flush fit
Anthracite
High output
Low energy
Minimalist design
mental impact

Care should be taken for the environment and local wildlife to maintain the ecological balance. Insects, bats, wildlife can all be effected by  light pollution. The warmer colour spectrum of  ( 2,700 Kelvins ) does not interfere with insects and general wildlife as much as the blue colour spectrum of light around 6,000 kelvins which can disrupt their normal night time activity. This also applies to bats where a anti glare light fittings works better as well as reducing the overall light pollution in the area. You must also be mindful of your neighbors and the effect your lighting can have on them and shining a 500w tungsten halogen flood light in to their windows at night will cause them distress. Try to keep the light in a downward position and local to the items you want to illuminate and even if you want to illuminate tall trees it can be done in a sympathetic way by placing a ground buried or surface spike flood light directly under the trees to illuminate the canopy. Some light fittings also have a anti glare shield fitted to reduce light pollution.

Features

IP65
ECO friendly
Flush fit
Anthracite
High output
Low energy
Minimalist design

Item Specifications

Voltage: 240V
IP rating: 65
Suite Name: Cusco
Product Type: Non Automatic
Zone: Outdoor
Finish: Matt black paint & opal PC
Dimensions: 301mm height x 109mm projection x 150mm width
Energy Rating: Energy efficient
Material: Cast alloy & plastic
Bulb Category Primary: Fluorescent
Bulb Included: No
Bulb Light Source Description: 1 x 26W G24d-3 PLC 2 pin
Dimmable: Non-dimmable
Benefit: high light output Suitable for indoor or outdoor u, Lower maintenance costs Energy efficient product L
Feature: Complete with fixing accessories Matt black paint
Technical: Complete with integral magnetic ballast 1 x 26W G2
Control Gear Required: Included
Control Gear Used: Magnetic Ballast