The DuoMarka is a contemporary and elegant recessed light suitable for illuminating steps and outlining other areas in the garden, mounted in the ground, walls or decking. It is made from high quality, marine grade 316 stainless steel, which has an even greater resistance to pitting corrosion / rusting than other lower grade steel.
This VERSA plug & play 12v recessed light couldn’t be simpler to install. The 3m cable supplied is capped with a 2 pin plug which simply plugs directly into a transformer (or splitter if multiple fittings are installed), the transformer plugs into a mains socket and it is ready to go.
Please note: This fitting must be installed with the mounting sleeve and additional rubber seal. If the sleeving and seal is not used, the Guarantee will be void. Not for use in areas prone to water-logging or flooding.
The marine grade 316 stainless steel has an even greater resistance to pitting corrosion / rusting than other lower grade steel. It has two conical sections on one side of the top of the fitting, which allows a 180º diffusion of light through a clear lens without glare. The slightly domed surface makes this the ideal shape for mounting on decking, a driveway, a patio or any other areas where a walk over facility is required. The front bezel is threaded, and attaches to a steel body by screwing together with no external screws or fixings which results in a neater overall finish. This also means no tools are required to change the MR16 lamp (LED recommended). Any 12v lamp can be used in the versatile ‘DuoMarka’.
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.
The amount of light that is produced by a lamp is called lumens and the more lumens the lamp has the brighter it will be. Lumens 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 lumens and you then had another lamp which was a cool white 5,000 kelvins which also produced 300 lumens 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 5,000 kelvin light onto a dark wall and a warm 2,700 kelvin lamp onto 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 into account the area you want to illuminate and think about Kelvins ( colour ), Lumens ( brightness) and contrast ( colour of area ) .
|Beam Angle:||180 degree two slots|
|colour:||stainless steel 316|
|IP rating:||IP 67|
|Depth:||105mm including the rim|
|Finish:||316 stainless steel|
|Dimensions:||(Diam.) 90mm x (Length) 105mm|
|Bulb Category Primary:||LED|
|Benefit:||3 metre cable so less joints needed|
|Lamp Watts:||max 35w|
|Plug Type:||VERSA – Plug & Play (2 pin) – male, Open End|