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DUOMARKA 240V 2 WAY RECESSED GROUND STEP LIGHT BRASS RUSTIC BRONZE FINISH


The DuoMarka is an 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 brass with a rustic bronze finish, which creates a traditional appearance, blending in with surroundings.

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 180ยบ 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. It is made from high quality brass with a rustic bronze finish, which creates a traditional appearance, blending in with surroundings. The front bezel is threaded, and attaches to a brass 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 GU10 lamp (LED recommended).

The robust black plastic sleeve is supplied to protect the brass 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.

COPPER & BRASS

Both brass and copper are extremely durable materials, with brass being a combination of copper and zinc, meaning neither can rust or corrode. Over time brass will subtly weather and naturally change to a darker colour which will blend in with the garden surroundings. Copper also naturally changes colour quite dramatically, often resulting in a brown or ‘verdigris’ effect, again to blend in with the outdoor surroundings. This is because copper reacts with atmospheric oxygen. Although some people may prefer a pristine, shiny copper finish, the oxide layer in fact prevents corrosion and simply adds to the character of natural copper creating a traditional, ‘olde worlde’ appearance. If a new copper finish is preferred, a layer of lacquer can prevent / slow down the weathering process.

 240v IN-GROUND LIGHTS 

240v fittings can be affected by damp conditions, typically when located outdoors. When a fitting is located outside in the cold air combined with the heat produced by the lamp inside, it is inevitable that condensation will occur, just as it does on bedroom windows in the home. If too much condensation is produced, this could result in the fitting tripping, especially in these types of fittings where a drainage hole is not possible. To combat this, we include silica gel with all Duomarka 240v in-ground lights to soak up any excess moisture – these should not be removed but replaced periodically and fittings checked. If any water is sitting in the fitting, this should be tipped out and the fitting safely dried out. Condensation can be more prominent when the fitting has been opened on a damp day, as the damp air will then be trapped inside when re-sealed. Therefore it is recommended that any maintenance, including changing bulbs, is performed on a dry day. An additional practice is to apply Lithium Grease to the bulb holder / bulb which acts as an additional seal to prevent tripping. Although this prevents tripping, the fittings will still need to be checked and dried out should water sit inside the fitting. For extra protection, the Duomarka fitting can also be filled with Wiska Gel (electrical insulation).


Please follow the installation instructions from the download tab shown under the images above.


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.

                                                      




Item Specifications

Beam Angle: 180 degree two slots
colour: Natural Copper, Brass, stainless steel 316
Overall diameter: 90mm
Voltage: 220 - 240v, 12v
IP rating: IP 67
Height: 130mm
Finish: 316 stainless steel
Dimensions: (Diam.) 90mm x (Length) 105mm
Bulb Category Primary: LED
Benefit: 3 metre cable so less joints needed
Bulb Type: GU10
Lamp Watts: max 35w
Guarantee: 2 Years, Reduced 1 year warranty period for cable
mounting: Mounting Hole Size: 70mm + 2 x 9mm overlap
Bezel: 87.7mm diameter
installation width: 70mm for sleeve plus 7mm edges total width 84mm