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DUOMARKA – 240V 2 WAY RECESSED GROUND / STEP LIGHT – NATURAL COPPER


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, natural copper, 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 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 GU10 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.

Installation 

All exterior lighting products on our website have an IP rating which is explained further in our design ideas section but in simple terms the IP rating is appropriate to each light fitting and its intended application and is therefore fit for purpose. Water ingress is the enemy for outdoor lighting and the products supplied are only as good as the installation as the weakest point is always cable joints. All joints must be made 100% water tight and this can be done using IP68 inline connectors, waterproof junction boxes which are then filled with a resin or gel mix. All joints where possible should be made above ground for easy access and reduced water ingress. When installing ground buried lights adequate drainage systems should be put in place especially in clay based soil areas. Also mains cable should be SWA rubber and not PVC.

All exterior lights must be installed by a certified NIC EIC electrician and should be signed off by an electrician with Part P certification. All cable joints must be 100% watertight. There are a selection of waterproof jointing kits and boxes available on this web site.

H05RN-F  3 Core Rubber Sheathed Mains Cable 1.5mm is recommended but do not use PVC flex cable as this can cause poor connections for the cable glands/joints and will lead to capillary action.

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 ) .

                                                        


Item Specifications

Beam Angle: 180 degree two slots
colour: Natural Copper, stainless steel 316
Overall diameter: 90mm
Voltage: 240 volt
IP rating: IP 67
Depth: 115mm 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
Bulb Type: GU10
Lamp Watts: max 35w