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 Natural Copper.
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 DuoMarka 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 patio or
any other areas where a walk over facility is required. The front bezel is threaded, and attaches to a copper 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).
The robust black plastic sleeve is supplied to protect the copper and assist with installation. The sleeving should be built into the wall during construction or retrofitted into a drilled out hole. The main part of the light then pushes into the tube, where it is held firmly in place, leaving only the streamline front dome on show.
Please note that Copper will darken as a result of a chemical reaction between copper and oxygen causing Oxidation and this process begins when copper is exposed to the oxygen in the atmosphere, rain, condensation and humidity. It will gradually dull with a tan look and without treatment can turn to dark grey and blue known as patina associated with tarnished copper. Many people love this look. If you keep the fittings cleaned regularly this will slow the process down.
We would recommend H05RR-F2 0.75mm² or 1.50mm² Rubber Cable. ideal for use with 12V LED garden lights, transformers
and junction boxes. The extra flexible cable and rounded shape results in easy installation, fitting perfectly into connections
and gromits of fittings and transformers etc. The conductor cables are individually insulated and then surrounded with a
tough rubber sheath. Both sizes can be used underwater, although precautions should be made to ensure all connections are
protected to IP68 if being used in this way. The smaller 0.75mm² 2 core cable is suitable for smaller runs of 12v cable,
e.g. lighting decking areas, whereas the larger 1.50mm² can be used for longer runs of lights with heavier loads. Although
1.50mm² cable can in theory be used for runs of up to approximately 260m when used with LEDs, dependant on the total wattage
and how the lights are spaced, it is advised to keep runs as short as possible, with a transformer centrally situated. This
is due to voltage reduction. If a cable run is too long, the fittings furthest away from the transformer / power are more
likely to be affected by voltage reduction, resulting in dimmer lights which may flicker or even not work at all. By keeping
cable runs short, and lights evenly spread, this can be avoided. All 12v lighting is either supplied or can be used
with LED lamps. LEDs use a lot less energy than halogen equivalents, therefore slightly longer runs of cable can be used
compared to the same total wattage of halogen lights, and larger cables of 2.5mm² or 4mm² are rarely required.
Light output ( Lumens )
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 ) .
|Max wattage:||35 Watt|
|IP rating:||IP 67|
|Materials:||natural Copper/Durable Plastic|
|Plug Type:||VERSA – Plug & Play (2 pin) – male, Open End|