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Decimax 100 - 12v 100mm Recessed Light - 304 Stainless Steel - 3.0m Cable


The 12v 'Decimax 100' is a circular recessed light with a 100mm diameter. Made from 304 stainless steel, which is highly corrosion resistant, the Decimax has a contemporary look which will subtly complement any modern environment. A hard protective sleeving adds to the durability of the fitting, further protecting the lower section of aluminium which will be mounted into brick (driveway or wall), decking or the ground. Approximately 3m of cable is included for ease of installation.

 

 Materials Stainless Steel / Aluminium / Durable Plastic
 Finish 304 Stainless Steel
 Voltage 12 volt (AC)
 Lamp Required / Max. Wattage
MR16 (Max. 35W)
 IP Rating IP67 (high IP rating -  outdoor use)
 Lens Toughened Glass
 Shape Circular (Round)

 Dimensions (approx.)

100mm diameter, 5mm thick (Top),

114mm Casing Length

  Installation Hole Size 87mm
 Cable Included 2 Core 0.75mm² H05RN-F Rubber Cable (3.0m)



Not for use in areas prone to waterlogging or flooding

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. Coloured filters are good to use with the LED bulbs too especially in winter using green filters give the appearance the trees are still in leaf.



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. Kelvins are the colour temperature of the lamp. 2700k is the warm end of the colour spectrum and 5000k is the cooler whiter end of the colour spectrum. The latest LED technology  lamps are amongst the most efficient you can buy today. An example would be to change a mains halogen 12v MR16 35w lamp to a ECO friendly MR16 5w LED lamp.  Reduced energy bills with no loss of light output helps the environment and reduce your energy bills. 

Example of Energy efficient LED lamps




Installation


All recessed luminaries must have adequate drainage beneath each fitting to allow water to disperse, especially in clay based soil beds. All cable joints must be 100% watertight and there are a number or waterproof transformer boxes and heat shrink cable joint kits on our web site to choose from. We would advise that all connections and transformer be kept above ground where possible as the weakest link in any exterior garden electrical installation is joining cables together. Please ensure that your electrician is NIC EIC certified and has done exterior lighting installations before. Also ensure that all rubber gaskets are clean and dry before screwing down the front glass and bezel for a water tight seal otherwise any dirt or grid that gets under the rubber seal can cause capillary action (moisture ingress).

Item Specifications

colour: stainless steel 304
Cut out: installation hole size 87mm
Voltage: 12v
IP rating: IP 67
Materials: Stainless Steel / Aluminium / Durable Plastic
Finish: stainless steel
Dimensions: 100mm diameter, 5mm thick (Top), 114mm Casing Length
Bulb Type: MR16
diameter: 100mm, 120mm
cabling: 2 Core 0.75mm² H05RN-F Rubber Cable (3.0m)
lens: Toughened Glass, Clear lens, Toughened Glass, frosted lens
shape: circular
additional information: Casing length 114mm