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Cygnet black, IP65, amenity, 16w 2D

The Cygnet black is a surface or wall mounted unit which is dust proof, jet proof and vandal resistant. Constructed with a corrosion resistant die cast aluminium body and face plate, these units are suitable for both commercial and domestic applications. Comes complete with the energy efficient 2D 16 w lamp. Will suit entrance lobby applications.

It has a tough polycarbonate diffuser which throws a wide spread of light and the 2D lamps come in either a warm white 2700 kelvin or a cool white 4000 kelvin, the colder colour will appear brighter at night and is good against a white washed wall, where the warm white is better on red brick work and kinder to skin tones.

As a vandal resistant amenity bulkhead it works well and good in schools, hospitals, care homes and domestic communal areas.

low maintenance costs
Low energy consumption, high light output

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 6,000 kelvins would be at the very cold white spectrum. Getting the right colour temperature of a lamp does matter as the warm colour wave length helps to soften skin tones and gives a warm soft relaxed feel and at the other end of the scale a 4,000 to 6,000 kelvin lamp colour  would be used in offices or a fast food restaurants to make you feel less comfortable and relaxed and more alert. There‚Äôs nothing that can sour your opinion of a compact fluorescent  or LED lamp like buying a 4000K or 5000K bulb when you meant to buy a 2700K bulb, or vice-versa. 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. 


Light output ( Lumen's )

The amount of light that is produced by a lamp is called lumen's and the more lumen's the lamp has the brighter it will be. Lumen's work in conjunction with kelvins and should not be taken in isolation of each other, for example if you had a very warm white lamp at 2,700 kelvins and it produced 300 lumen's and you then had another lamp which was a cool white 6,000 kelvins which also produced 300 lumen's the cooler lamp colour would always appear brighter to the naked eye than the warmer one this is due to the receptors in the eye that react better to a white light spectrum. Another factor on how bright a light may appear is contrast so if you shine a white 6,000 kelvin light on to a dark wall and a warm 2,700 kelvin lamp on to a white wall the warmer lamp would appear brighter due to the contrast of the material it is focused on. So when choosing a lamp always take in to account the area you want to illuminate and think about Kelvins ( colour ),  Lumen's ( brightness) and contrast  ( colour of area ) 

IP Rating

All the luminaries on our web site have been specifically designed fit for purpose and assigned a relevant IP rating which denotes the amount of protection that is required from water and dust. More information on IP ratings can be found in the design ideas section on this web site.

Light levels ( LUX )

Light levels are measured in something called LUX. Put simply LUX is a measurement of light falling on a given surface area. For example an average LUX of 200 would be needed for an outdoor tennis court for recreational purposes and a side street  walkway would have an average of 5 LUX. To calculate lux levels you need a very good calculator or computer as there is a number of factors that need to be taken in to account.

Average levels of illuminance in Lux

Sunny June day 80000 Lux
Bad light stopped play at Lords 1000 Lux
A well lit office 500 Lux
Main road lighting 15 Lux
A residential side street 5 Lux
A clear moonlit night 0.2 Lux


Lamp included
Complete with fixing accessories
Textured black paint & opal PC
Constructed from cast alloy
Part L compliant

Item Specifications

Voltage: 240V
IP rating: 65
Suite Name: Cygnet
Product Type: Function
Zone: Outdoor
Finish: Textured black paint & opal PC
Dimensions: 75mm projection x 275mm diameter
Energy Rating: Energy efficient
Material: Cast alloy & plastic
Bulb Category Primary: Fluorescent
Bulb Included: Yes
Bulb Light Source Description: 1 x 16W GR8 2D 2 pin
Dimmable: Non-dimmable
Benefit: high light output, Lower maintenance costs Energy efficient product L
Feature: Lamp included Complete with fixing accessories Tex
Technical: Complete with integral magnetic ballast 1 x 16W GR
Control Gear Required: Included
Control Gear Used: Magnetic Ballast
Orientation: 90 degrees
Lumens: 460
Kelvin: 3500